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Outcomes Matter

How Strayer Improves Student Success

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At Strayer University, improving student outcomes means greater affordability, innovative ways to keep students engaged and on a path to graduation, and corporate-academic partnerships that develop an exceptional workforce.

We’re constantly looking for ways to measure and improve how we help working adults earn valuable college degrees.

Outcomes matter for us at Strayer University, and we’re proud to show the work we’ve done so far to help our students succeed.

  • Decreased cost of a bachelor’s degree by 20% in 2013 and launched the Graduation Fund, a program which can reduce degree cost by another 25%
  • 8,600 bachelor’s degree students have redeemed more than $53 million in Graduation Fund credits since 2013
  • 46% increase in the rate of students who, after four years, graduated or are continuing to pursue their bachelor’s degree
Student Engagement
  • Launched Strayer Studios – infusing courses with high-quality engaging material
  • 6.3% increase in student engagement through submitted coursework
  • 5.5% increase in student retention to the next quarter
  • On average, 10% fewer students dropped courses when they included Strayer Studios content
Workforce Development
  • Announced Degrees@Work program where employers can partner with Strayer to provide employees a no-cost or reduced-cost degree
  • 17% higher revenue growth among participants
  • Almost 40% higher employee retention
  • Employees participating in Degrees@Work scored the curriculum 9.4 (out of ten) when asked how well the courses related to their career goals