Downtown Phoenix dorms deter ASU dropout dilemma?
[Source: Jahna Berry, Arizona Republic] — This week, hundreds of downtown Phoenix students will kick back in Arizona State University’s latest weapon to prevent college dropouts: new dorms.
ASU is trying to lift the university’s 78 percent freshman-retention rate to 90 percent, said Debra Friedman, vice president of the downtown Phoenix campus.
The battle to keep students, especially freshman, is being waged in some form on all ASU campuses. On Wednesday, students began moving into Taylor Place, a $150 million dorm complex at 120 E. Taylor St. in downtown Phoenix. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]
Posted on August 21, 2008, in Arts and Culture, Diversity and Cultural Inclusion, Downtown Vitality, Education, Finances, Neighborhoods, Visioning and Planning and tagged ASU, Barrett Honors College, College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation, College of Public Programs, Debra Friedman, Downtown Phoenix, Jahna Berry, Michael Coakley, student retention, Taylor Place, Vista Del Sol, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.