Survey of higher education officials also reveals potential increase in web-facing applications.

retention-surveyStudent retention and increasing online offerings are among higher education officials’ top concerns, according to results from a new survey from the Center for Digital Education and Akamai Technologies, Inc., a provider of content delivery network services.

Seventy-four percent of responding higher education officials identified increasing retention and graduation rates as their top priority. Survey results also indicate that colleges and universities are exploring new online options to help them achieve success.

Ninety percent of respondents anticipate increasing their use of web-facing applications in the next few years, particularly for mobile accessibility and online content aimed at increasing convenience and student services.

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