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Engage students, faculty in completion agenda

April 9, 2014

Students and faculty must be integral partners in efforts to boost college completion, according to a panel of college leaders who helped gather information for the new 21st-Century implementation guide released by the American Association of Comm

Low Expectations, High Stakes

April 7, 2014

More than half the nation’s most vulnerable college students are in courses taught by part-time, adjunct faculty members who lack the job security, credentials and experience of full-time professors – as well as the campus support their full-time

About half of recent student veterans are completing college

March 25, 2014

More than half of recent military veterans who are using federal benefits such as the Montgomery and Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits have received a postsecondary degree or certificate, a completion rate similar to traditional college students and grea

Deeper Completion Data, State by State

March 20, 2014

The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center today released state-by-state data on the various pathways students take on their way to earning degrees and certificates.

3,000 Pledge to Complete in Iowa

March 7, 2014

Three thousand Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society students, community college leaders and policymakers signed the completion pledge leading up to a gathering at Iowa's state Capitol to demonstrate and garner support for the Community College Completion

A commitment to success across campus

March 6, 2014

Improving completion rates at Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) in Illinois began with changing students’ perceptions of the value of the associate degree.

A framework for student success and completion

March 2, 2014

In the past four years, Ohio’s Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) has increased the number of degrees and certificates awarded by nearly 60 percent, as a result of several key initiatives that help students at every stage of their academic journey

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Why Do Students Drop Out?

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Establishing a Culture of Completion

Dr. Rod Risley

By Dr. Rod Risley

Many of our leaders have expressed that the economic prosperity of any nation is inextricably tied to the education of its citizens. In the United States, obtaining a higher education credential is a pursuit that many now consider a civil right and an essential pathway toward achieving the American Dream of upward social and economic mobility …

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The Completion Challenge

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