Improving completion and reducing dropout rates (study success) in higher education are key concerns for higher education in Europe.
This new study demonstrates that study success is measured differently across Europe and that policymakers at national and institutional levels apply different measures to improve completion and reduce dropout in higher education.
The evidence put forward in this study indicates that EU countries that have more explicit study success objectives, targets and policies are likely to be more successful, particularly if the policy approach is comprehensive and consistent.
Executive Summary (available in English, French and German)(1.13 Mb)
Annex 1: Literature Review(2.9 Mb)
Annex 2: Short Country Reports(5.52 Mb)
Annex 3: Country Case Studies and Policy Briefings(9.61 Mb)
Annex 4: National Study Success Profiles(7.3 Mb)
All files(29.99 Mb)