At-Risk Non-Traditional Students: Closing the Engagement Gap

September 13, 2017




Research by Barnes & Noble College shows that almost twice as many non-traditional students are at risk of dropping out of school compared to their traditional peers. At-risk non-traditional students are characterized by at least one of the following: a low sense of connection to school, a low confidence in completing their program, or negative feelings about their current situation at school. Building stronger connections can help bridge the gap for at-risk nontraditional students — and schools can help strengthen their students’ experiences with campus resources and services, fostering relationships with peers, and creating a shared sense of identity.


Download the new white paper, At-risk Non-traditional Students: Closing the Engagement Gap, to learn more about how schools can support these students.



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