Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

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A Matter of Degrees: Practices to Pathways

The report from the Center for Community College Student Engagement details 13 high-impact practices that work best to help community college students get to graduation.

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Pathways / Remedial Education

A Matter of Degrees: Practices to Pathways (3rd Report)

Third and final report from the Center for Community College Student Engagement at University of Texas at Austin details a positive relationship between community colleges’ implementation of several “high impact” practices like offering supplemental instruction and creating learning communities and students’ completion of developmental courses and persistence from semester to semester.

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The Community College Route to the Bachelor’s Degree

The report from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York finds that students who begin their postsecondary education at a community college and successfully transfer to a four-year college have graduation rates equal to similar students who begin at four-year colleges. The report encourages community colleges to further invest in student transfer counseling services and four-year institutions to develop better processes for facilitating credit transfers for academically qualified students.

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Meeting Students Where They Are: Profiles of Students in Competency-Based Degree Programs

The report from Center for American Progress demonstrates the positive qualities of competency-based learning and identifies commonalities among student experiences that can inform the policy priorities for those looking to expand and reform postsecondary educational offerings.

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A Matter of Degrees: Practices to Pathways (2nd Report)

The second of three reports from the Center for Community College Student Engagement at University of Texas at Austin looks at at which high-impact practices appear to engage students effectively. These findings give colleges information they can use to focus resources on practices that are most likely
to help more students complete college successfully.

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