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What Causes Online Retention Rates to Rise?

on January 25, 2013

Answer: Personal contact with student advisers.

By texting, calling and emailing students during courses, the University of Georgia System has seen an 11 percent increase in online retention rates between 2006 and 2012, according to an Education Sector report.

Its online education portal eCore has seen retention rates reach 83 percent across its eight campuses. And the University of West Georgia has seen rates go up to 92 percent.


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