Area Colleges Work to Get Freshmen to Second Year
Brittany Williams, The Longview News-Journal
While more high school graduates are enrolling in college than ever before, rates of retention are mixed among Texas institutions. In response, some colleges are implementing targeted student supports to get freshmen to their second year.
At LeTourneau University, for instance, freshmen are paired with peer advisers and student mentors who coach them academically, socially, and spiritually.
In addition, after four weeks of coursework, staff members at LeTourneau's Student Achievement Center work with students to provide interventions for those who may be struggling. The center also offers free tutoring.