The Big Issue:
Persistence, Completion and Graduation
In Their Own Voices: Young Texans Talk About Barriers to College Completion
Through its ongoing work as part of the Lumina Foundation’s Productivity Initiative, Public Agenda partnered with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and the Pathways Project to elevate the voices of students in the state level conversations around retention, persistence, and completion of postsecondary education. Read more.
The measure of a higher educational institution’s success has shifted from access and enrollment to the completion and graduation of students, specifically, the retention of students until the completion of a degree or certificate in a prescribed amount of time. Efforts to achieve this have included mentoring, college readiness initiatives, acceleration or dual enrollment programs, and even monetary incentives.
We encourage you to peruse resources centered around the goal of student success and share your thoughts on how to improve the pipeline.