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To close equity gaps, students must cross the degree completion finish line.
Today's students are more diverse than ever before, including students of color, students from low-income backgrounds, working students, parenting students, veteran and military-connected students, and returning adult students, to name a few. Furthermore, there are 36 million American adults who began college and earned credits, but didn't make it across the degree completion finish line.
- identifies barriers to completion and degree attainment that disproportionately impact today's students;
- examines innovative approaches to promote completion at the institutional, state, and federal levels; and
- works with policymakers and practitioners to eliminate the barriers, including through the use of disaggregated data, efforts to reengage and support students, and informed policies and practices.