Publisher(s): Institute for Higher Education Policy
Funder(s): Carnegie Corporation of New York
View Report (6 pages; 271KB; PDF)
Area of Focus: College and Career Preparation
The brief offers a framework for reengaging students who leave higher education when they are close to obtaining degrees. The report highlights regional and national efforts to help near-completion students graduate, reveals early findings, and offers strategies for stakeholders.
Key Findings and/or Recommendations
=A framework for addressing the near completion population includes identification and recruitment strategies, assessment of student learning, addressing affordability, and formally recognizing completion.
=In response to national calls for increased degree attainment, several statewide and multi-state initiatives are under way with the goal of bringing near-completion efforts to scale.
=Institutional leaders, state system leaders and regional consortiums, higher education research and policy organizations, the private sector, and federal policymakers all have a vital role to play in improving degree attainment and must work together on a comprehensive strategy.
Subjects/Keywords: College; Completion; Degree; Higher Education; Recruitment; University
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