Publisher(s): Center for Women and Work
Author(s): McKay, Heather A.; Elizabeth Nisbet
Funder(s): Annie E. Casey Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Ford Foundation, Joyce Foundation
Related Organization(s): Working Poor Families Project
View Report (18 pages; 341KB; PDF)
Area of Focus: College and Career Preparation
Over half of adults in New Jersey lack a postsecondary degree; meanwhile, the state ranks second in projected growth of jobs requiring a bachelorís degree. The brief examines policies, programs, and initiatives designed to facilitate degree completion in New Jersey and makes recommendations.
Key Findings and/or Recommendations
=Through stronger collaboration between the stateís workforce development and higher education systems, New Jersey can identify disengaged adult students poised to complete college (specifically those who lack 0-12 credits to obtain an Associate or Bachelorís degree) as they enter the workforce development system and direct them to higher education services and resources.
=Policy recommendations include: aligning systems and setting goals; funding tuition; providing student supports; recruiting students for completion; providing flexible delivery; and giving credit for alternative activities.
Focus: New Jersey
Subjects/Keywords: College; Completion; Degree; Higher Education; Postsecondary; Workforce Development
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