Outcomes and Benefits of HIPs: HIPs provide substantial educational benefits to students, however, not all students participate (Kuh, 2008; National Survey of Student Engagement, 2007). HIPs are positively associated with:
"Figure 1 indicates that across nearly all of the HIPs examined (except study abroad experiences), these practices have the most sizeable impact on students’ deep learning, followed by students’ gains in personal and social development and gains in practical competence, respectively. Conversely, learning communities, student–faculty research, and service-learning experiences for both first-year students and seniors had the smallest impact on gains in general education. Overall, service-learning experiences demonstrated the greatest impact on each of the four outcomes measured, regardless of whether the student was in the first or senior year."
Assessment of High Impact Practices: Using Findings to Drive Change in the Compass Project Dr. Ashley Finley, Senior Director of Assessment and Research , Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment, AAC&U
This recent dissertation from East Tennessee State University aptly demonstrates the effective use of several high impact practices which improved the 3 year graduation rate at a local community college.