Enrollment Management > Student Retention > 4 Ps of Student Retention
The comprehensive framework, referred to as the "4 Ps of Student Retention," proposes that a strategic approach to retention starts with attention to the
profile of the students we admit, focuses on ways we can facilitate their
progress toward degree completion, improves the
process of navigating this complex institution and ensures that all students' experiences in and out of the classroom fulfill the
promise of a DePaul education. The benefit of the 4 Ps is that they succinctly frame the complexity of retention, outline goals that focus attention on the most critical and strategic elements, and allow prioritization of investments and initiatives.
Retention goals in the context of the comprehensive 4 Ps framework include:
DePaul was awarded the Best Practices Award for the 4 Ps framework at the 2013 National Symposium on Student Retention conference.
Read the conference paper, "Improving Outcomes through the 4 Ps of Student Retention Framework."