From the ECS State Policy Database
Postsecondary Success--Retention/Persistence

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State Status/Date Level Summary
WVSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.Veteran Advocates
H.B. 2490
Directs postsecondary institutions to establish and implement measures to improve veteran access, retention, and degree completion. Stipulates specific measures, including awarding prior learning, providing financial and psychological counseling, and veteran-f...

MESigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Required Reporting of Retention and Graduation Rates for Colleges and Universities
S.P. 156
Requires all postsecondary institutions, including institutions offering accredited postsecondary educational and degree programs on the Internet, to report annually to the Department of Education the retention rates of the students for each degree program and...

NMSigned into law 04/2007P-12
Alliance for Underrepresented Students
S.B. 422
Creates the Alliance for Underrepresented Students at New Mexico State University. The purposes of the alliance are to: (1) promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and retention at the undergraduate and graduate level for unde...