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State Strategies To Re-Engage Students With Some College And No Degree

At least 36 million adults in the United States have earned some postsecondary education credit without obtaining a credential. Research suggests these adults, are often referred to as those with some college, but no degree, are well worth the investments needed to help them return and complete their education. Adults in this population frequently indicate their desire to finish what they started but often need proactive support structures and services to help them overcome challenges. States are considering “free college” policies, also known as Promise programs, in addition to wrap-around supports and outreach. Implementing these supports can help states make progress in helping these adults achieve their goals. Reengaging this population also can address postsecondary inequities. While Black and Hispanic students suffer from lower college completion rates than their white peers, adults in these populations who do return are relatively more successful at earning both bachelor’s and associates degrees when compared to the general population of Black and Hispanic college students.

 

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Publisher:National Governors Association (NGA)
Published:April 21, 2021
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