STEM students who received nudges at four community colleges persisted at a 16-percentage-point-higher rate after their first semester than those who opted not to receive the nudges.

Barbara Endel in "Nudges tied to a boost in STEM students' persistence at 2-year colleges, study finds"

Published sep. 10, 2019

JFF and Persistence Plus, an education services company, wanted to test if nudges could break down the "psychosocial barriers" that can lead to STEM students dropping out of college. The nudges were designed to help learners use services such as tutoring and advising and to feel like they belonged in their programs.