The Association of Public Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) recently recognized Morgan State University for its efforts to better serve students and drive positive change by leveraging a wealth of student data. The University’s use of collected critical data to improve student success was highlighted in a series of case studies developed by the two organizations. Morgan was one of 14 leading public higher education institutions identified by APLU and IHEP for their continued commitment to implementing progressive programs and strategies that improve student learning and increase degree completion.
Each of the highlighted case studies demonstrates how the institution or system was able to turn student data into actionable information and tools that improved student decisions and outcomes. Morgan has experienced significant increases in annual retention rates for students during the past five years through the combination of early intervention strategies, systematic tracking and monitoring of student progress, and academic coaching and mentoring. This effort has enabled the University to focus a critical eye on the roadblocks as well as the pathways leading to student success.
APLU is a research, policy and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of public universities throughout North America. IHEP is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing access to and success in postsecondary education worldwide.