Monday, February 8, 2016

Low Income, High Graduation Rate - Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed

Two new studies suggest many colleges may be too quick to write off low-income students and community college transfers. Money and extra support change the equation, at least for some. College completion rates have stagnated, and lower-income students in particular face long odds of getting to graduation. Two new studies, however, show that low-income students can graduate at high rates when they receive financial and academic supports from external groups. The research looked at success rates for students who were participants in the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society and, separately, in the Dell Scholars program. Graduation rates were substantially better for both groups than for their peers. https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/02/08/programs-have-success-helping-low-income-students-graduate

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