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DSU Center to Target Adults with Unfinished Degrees

August 10, 2023 1-minute read
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Delaware State University will partner with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black college community, to create a new program aimed at adult learners who started but didn’t complete a degree program.

The TMCF-DSU Joint Center for HBCU Non-Traditional Completion will reportedly be housed at DSU’s existing School of Graduate, Adult & Extended Studies.

It will use lessons learned from a three-year pilot program for adult learners and near-degree-completers, funded by grants from the Kresge Foundation and Ascendium Education Group. Outcomes from the pilot program will also inform ongoing program development and scaling efforts to other HBCUs seeking to enhance their recruitment and support of adult learners who have some college credits but who have not earned their degrees. In addition, the Joint Center will provide best practices on new college completion pathways for non-traditional students, including online completion and stacked credentials.

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