(PRWEB) February 18, 2016
"Behind The Scenes", a show hosted by multi-award winning actor of stage and screen James Earl Jones (Of Mice and Men, Star Wars, Roots: The Next Generations) will feature a new piece that examines college retention rates.
College retention rates show how many first-time freshmen return to a particular school for their sophomore year. These rates paint a relatively accurate picture of how a college markets itself to prospective students. Those schools with a higher retention rate generally have students that are happier with their courses and with the campus life they were pitched. These are students that are more likely to stick with a given school until they graduate. In the long run, schools with higher student retention rates save money on recruitment and related expenses.
On the other side, schools with low student retention rates are not just struggling with how to keep students happy until graduation. These schools must replace students who leave with ones that can provide equivalent revenue, or else the school must reduce costs. Additionally, researching why students are leaving and how to boost retention is costly for schools, and risks taking money away from services and programs where it is needed more.
Behind The Scenes is an award-winning production that is distributed to Public Television Stations around the country. It is an independent production that is not affiliated with APT or PBS.