*A Primer on the College Student Journey, Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education, 2016
Students who are placed into remedial classes are less likely to earn degrees than those who start in college-level courses—and research suggests many are misplaced. We're learning whether switching to more accurate assessments can improve graduation rates.
Degree reclamation initiatives aim to improve completion and labor market outcomes for individuals with some college but no degree. To help the field learn more about the impact of these initiatives, the Institute for Higher Education Policy is conducting research with our support.
Many community college students enroll part time or inconsistently, and the more time they spend out of school, the less likely they are to graduate. That's why we're working with community colleges in Ohio to learn if attending summer school can help more students graduate and graduate faster.
Can a degree program using free online materials in place of textbooks improve student success rates? We're joining forces with Achieving The Dream™ to find out.
Internships improve graduation rates and job prospects, but are often unpaid and impossible for students needing a paying job. This grant creates PAID internships exclusively for these students.
By providing training materials to emergency grant staff, we can help them make decisions that prevent eligible students from dropping out due to unexpected financial setbacks. We hope this will help more students stay enrolled and on the path to graduation.
Part-time adjunct faculty often lack training in teaching methods and campus resources—hindering the success of diverse learners. This Achieving the Dream™ initiative seeks ways to both improve adjunct faculty teaching quality and increase awareness of student support programs.
Can an innovative program from New York City that dramatically boosts community college graduation rates work elsewhere? We're finding out.