College dropouts who came close to graduating but didn’t quite finish could be a key target for higher-education institutions that are under the gun to improve their completion rates, according to a report released on Tuesday by the National Stude
The portion of first-time U.S. students who return to college for a second year has dropped 1.2 percentage points since 2009, according to a report that looks like bad news for the national college completion push.
A recent paper found that more than 18 percent of students who received a Pell Grant in their freshman year and earned at least a 3.0 GPA—a group that would seem to have every reason to reapply for aid—failed to do so.
Students and leaders at two-year community colleges from across the state rallied for an event at the State Capitol on Monday which celebrated an effort to get students to commit to completing their education.
Iowa community college students are joining a nationwide effort to boost completion rates in degree and certificate programs in order to successfully transfer to four-year programs or enter the workforce and increase their lifetime earnings.