A survey by U.S. News and World Report found as many as one in three first-year students did not return to college for a second year between fall 2010 through fall 2013. Kennesaw State University is one of 44 institutions which launched a new initiative to address freshmen retention rates.

We speak with Chris Hutt, who is the Assistant Vice President and Executive Director of Academic Advising at Kennesaw State, about the program and how it aims to help students stay on track for graduation. We also sit down with Associate Vice President of Institute Diversity Julie Ancis from Georgia Tech about what kind of student struggles in their first year.