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Student Success in Higher Education

Why Read This Research

Student success is an evolving term in higher education, like cloud technologies, where the definition isn’t a one size fits all. What does student success mean to higher education? And why does it differ from institution to institution? At the core, student success means helping students achieve academic progress. Academic progress comes in a variety of outcomes, including the traditional degrees with an ever-increasing number of incremental outcomes from badges, certificates, skills, and likely to be many more as the needs of the global workforce continue to change at an ever more rapid pace. Starting with this report, The Tambellini Group is expanding our research on student success in higher education, working across the educational technology landscape, to provide an informed approach to aid institutions in developing and enabling their student success strategies.

Key Questions Answered

  • How well have higher education institutions historically addressed student success?
  • What role does technology play today in contributing to student success?
  • What products are vendors offering to address student success?


  • Author: Karen Boudreau-Shea, Research Director, Student Success, The Tambellini Group
  • Length: 18 pages
  • Research Availability: January 2020

Table of Contents

  1. Acknowledgements
  2. Terms of Use
  3. Disclaimer
  4. Executive Summary
  5. Technology Enabling Student Success
    1. Historically
    2. Current State
  6. Future of Student Success
  7. Conclusion
  8. Appendix
  9. About the Author
  10. About the Tambellini Group
  11. Other Reports Available

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