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February 11, 2018

Are mobile apps a key to online student retention success?

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by Shalina Chatlani, Education Dive
The appeal of online education parallels an industry trend of growth in nontraditional students seeking faster, more flexible credentialing options. But while online enrollment may be going up across the board, retaining students in programs is a different kind of challenge. Statistics from two Babson Survey Research Group reports, “Distance Education Enrollment Report 2017” and “Grade Increase: ​Tracking Distance Education in the United States,” show schools with some of the largest online programs — as well as institutions that are entirely online — have seen substantial drops in enrollment between 2015 and 2016. For instance, two for-profit institutions had significant drops in online student enrollment. The University of Phoenix saw a decline in about 30,000 online students, down from a total of 162,003 in 2015, while Kaplan saw a decline of about 8,000, down from 45,268 in 2015.

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