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The Retention & Persistence Institute provides participants with an understanding of recent research from our "Completing College: Assessing Graduation Rates I came away from Sylvia's session determined to review some of the programs we have on campus that are maybe not pursued as vigorously as they were in the past. And, happily, when I got back to campus, there was a new plan on my desk to conduct a process that will allow us to do that.at Four-Year Institutions" report and the latest data on retention from other leading scholars in the field. Participants will learn how to reframe retention discussions on their campuses and gain insight into:

  • New research on retention
  • Campus practices that promote student success and graduation
  • HERI's brand new retention calculator, an innovative tool that accurately predicts an institution's graduation rate

In this institute, led by HERI director, Sylvia Hurtado and CIRP Director Dr. Kevin Eagan, you will learn how to translate retention research findings to actionable policy and practice changes on your campus.


  • Enrollment Managers
  • Student and Academic Affairs Professionals
  • Registrars
  • Campus Teams Focused on Retention


Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:00am - 5:00pmUCLA Faculty Center
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9:00am - 5:00pmUCLA Faculty Center

EARLY REGISTRATION FEE: $650.00 ($695.00 after June 29, 2014) REGISTER NOW


To make lodging reservations at the Hotel Palomar in Westwood, please contact the Reservations Department at (424)901-7270 or Central Reservations at 1-(800) KIMPTON. Please mention that you are attending the "HERI Retention & Persistence Institute" (#11300801741) to obtain the discounted rate of $175/night (plus applicable taxes and fees). Rooms at the special conference rate are limited.