The State of College Completion Initiatives at U.S. Community Colleges

Since President Obama introduced his 2020 goal to increase the percentage of citizens with college degrees, completion rates and how to improve them have been at the forefront of higher education institutional agendas. American Association of Collegiate Registrars researchers set out to understand how certain completion initiatives are impacting student completion rates. Survey participants consisted of 97 community colleges and 1,087 students from across the country. The presenters share survey results and conclusions, including how community colleges will continue to embrace change and seek creative, scalable, repeatable, and measurable means to increase college completion rates.

Wendy KilgoreDirectorResearch, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers; Veronica R. GarciaPresident, Northeast Lakeview College