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Improving Graduation Rates for Online Students

In an annual report by the US Department of Education, it has been found based on data in 2008 that while student enrollment and aid has increased, graduation rates are still at the same levels. Improving the completion rate for students, especially those taking online courses which have had a 17% increase in enrollment, is a top priority for higher education.

The article by Academic Impressions explains how instructors can help improve students’ success by identifying “warning signs” that a student may be having trouble with the class and what actions to take to help the student.