USIU-Africa appointed a committee to study the retention rate of students, the factors that undermine retention, and the measures that it can adopt to boost the retention rate.

The committee was appointed on March 10, 2017, in part as a recognition of the serious challenges such as student attrition that constitute an facing not just USIU-Africa, but the higher education sub-sector in the region.

The study revealed that the university was retaining a large number of students because of certain key factors that included multicultural diversity, a modern and very well equipped library, state-of-the art facilities, high quality of education, the international status of the university, the university’s brand name and reputation, our dual accreditation status and the presence of a calm and conducive learning environment.

The Management Board will now deliberate on the Committee’s findings with a view to settling on a course of action to be communicated in due course.