Report highlights challenges, recommendations for supporting students who dropped out before completion

A new report has been published that examines a three-year US initiative to help students who dropped out of postsecondary before receiving their degree has found that institutions and governments should be doing more to encourage students to return to finish their education. The report’s authors found that students often dropped out because of financial issues, caregiving and work responsibilities, and/or feeling unsupported by their institution. They recommended that institutions try to connect with these students and show them a clear pathway to their degree. The authors emphasized that students who have dropped out before completing their degrees were disproportionately from underserved populations, and noted that helping these students is part of ensuring equity. Chronicle of Higher Ed (Acct. Req.)| Inside Higher Ed (Acct. Req.) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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