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White Paper on University Living-Learning Programs
Programs that make students the individual focus of faculty and staff are successful in raising retention and graduation rates.
Drop-out rates averaging 58% in public universities suggest that the higher-education experience does not have built-in support.
Commuting students need the involvement and individual attention that Living-Learning Programs provide.
Current research results indicate that students can benefit from these Living-Learning Programs, even if the measured gains are modest. Developmental psychologists make it clear that small, early advances can translate into more robust improvement later on.