The Opportunity

Loyola embarked on a period of transformational change by identifying areas where strategic investment could make a meaningful improvement in student and institutional outcomes. With student persistence identified as a key priority area, the university set an ambitious target of raising first-year retention four percentage points in one year. Student support efforts aimed at retention, including a referral-based coaching program, were already in place, but Loyola needed a new approach that would make a rapid and sustainable impact on student success.

Loyola University: Increasing student persistence through proactive coaching

The Opportunity

Loyola embarked on a period of transformational change by identifying areas where strategic investment could make a meaningful improvement in student and institutional outcomes. With student persistence identified as a key priority area, the university set an ambitious target of raising first-year retention four percentage points in one year. Student support efforts aimed at retention, including a referral-based coaching program, were already in place, but Loyola needed a new approach that would make a rapid and sustainable impact on student success.

Loyola University: Increasing student persistence through proactive coaching

The Solution

Loyola partnered with InsideTrack to launch a three-year Capacity Building and Coaching program that would provide personalized coaching to all first-year students. In addition to increasing first-year retention, the program was also designed to improve enrollment by appealing to prospective students. The coaching program, which focuses on the development of skills that enhance students’ long-term academic, personal and professional success, aligned with Loyola’s Jesuit mission of educating the whole student.

The Solution

Loyola partnered with InsideTrack to launch a three-year Capacity Building and Coaching program that would provide personalized coaching to all first-year students. In addition to increasing first-year retention, the program was also designed to improve enrollment by appealing to prospective students. The coaching program, which focuses on the development of skills that enhance students’ long-term academic, personal and professional success, aligned with Loyola’s Jesuit mission of educating the whole student.

Proven Results

85
%
first-year retention, a school record
+
5
percentage point improvement in retention in one year
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The Impact

This experienced nurse enrolled in a doctoral program and connected with a coach to turn her failed exam into a successful future.

See how a recent Loyola grad used coaching skills and his lived experiences with inequity in healthcare to guide his career path.

The Impact

This experienced nurse enrolled in a doctoral program and connected with a coach to turn her failed exam into a successful future.

See how a recent Loyola grad used coaching skills and his lived experiences with inequity in healthcare to guide his career path.

Through our partnership with InsideTrack, we’ve been able to develop a coaching program that empowers students to achieve their full potential.

Maria Calzada

Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Loyola University New Orleans

It’s a different way of talking to students that builds autonomy and helps them succeed. Often, students know what they need to do. You just have to ask the right questions to help them pull that out for themselves.

Elizabeth Rainey

Executive Director of Student Success at Loyola University New Orleans

Download the case study to see how Loyola partnered with InsideTrack to increase first-year retention and improve enrollment of prospective students.

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