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How Technology is Reshaping the College Student Experience

June 4, 2024

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"Question: Is higher education worth it? 

Only 59% of students who say they’re likely to re-enroll at their four-year university seem to think so, according to a study recently conducted by RNL, and that number is only slightly higher for community college students. The rest report being dissatisfied with their overall experience at the institution they attend. Interestingly, the group with the highest satisfaction rate is online learners. Over 75% are thriving and believe their tuition paid is a worthwhile investment, proving a clear link between student satisfaction in higher learning and technology.

Retention, graduation rates, alumni giving, and so much more hinge on student satisfaction. In a world where every aspect of life is digitally connected, and as tuition prices and the student debt bubble soar, higher education institutions are expected to be cutting-edge hubs of technological advancement. A McKinsey report found that students and faculty are eager to continue using new learning technologies, but institutions could do more to support the shift."

Read more about how technology is reshaping the college experience at CIO.