How three community colleges boosted graduation rates: Editorial


In an editorial for Higher Ed Dive, Laura Spitalniak profiles ongoing efforts in the US to improve community college graduation rates. Spitalniak points to the results of a recent experiment at three Ohio colleges, which offered select students personalized services such as career counseling, tutoring opportunities, and financial supports to help with groceries and gas. After six years, the colleges found that students who received these services were more likely to earn their college degree within three years and more likely to have higher average earnings post-study. Spitalniak explains that these services helped students balance the competing priorities of family, work, and school, while also providing them with insight into how they could use their degrees after college.

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