Next week CampusESP will release its annual report on modern college parent involvement levels. The report will be part of a formal presentation given at the 2016 AHEPPP National Conference entitled, “Measuring the Impact of Parent Engagement on Student Success”.
The CampusESP research study summarizes the results of 9,000 parent surveys from over a dozen major institutions including, Auburn University, Tarleton State University, Abilene Christian University, and Delaware County Community College.
The research covers college parent and family involvement trends, and the impact they have on student recruiting, parent giving and student success.
We decided to provide a brief preview into some of the most noteworthy insights in advance of the conference. The full report will be released in early December.
Our research continues to indicate:
- Parent involvement is at an all-time high.
- Parent involvement levels are highest for certain minorities and segments that typically have lower retention and graduation rates.
- When parent involvement is focused on academic support, it can lead to higher student GPAs,
Parent involvement is at an all-time high.
Parent involvement levels are highest for certain minorities and segments that typically have lower retention and graduation rates.
Parent involvement can lead to higher GPAs.
It's important to note that while high levels of parent involvement indicate potential influence, it does not mean that those involvement levels are focused on academic support. While African American, Hispanic, First-in-Family and students of less educated parents have the highest parent involvement levels, these same segments focus THE LEAST on academic advice.
We believe this is a major opportunity for colleges and universities to boost retention and graduation. By better informing and educating parents, they can better advise and support their students.