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Comprehensive Framework and Research for Retention Strategy

​​​The first step in the university's retention effort was the adoption of a conceptual framework, the "4 Ps of Student R​etention​," to guide DePaul's overall approach to institution-wide retention research and programs.

The second was the development of DePaul's largest, most comprehensive longitudinal analysis of patterns of undergraduate student retention, attrition and degree completion. This res​earch effort provided the foundation for inquiry into how various factors contribute to academic progress and degree attainment for all students, and particularly for groups that historically have below-average rates of degree completion.​