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Searching for Our Lost Associate’s Degrees

Searching for Our Lost Associate’s Degrees, from the Institute for Higher Education Policy, shares the development, processes, and lessons of Project Win-Win, a nine-state effort to boost college attainment rates by locating former students who are no longer enrolled anywhere and never awarded a degree and whose records indicate they were within striking distance of qualifying for associate’s degrees and awarding those degrees retroactively. More » More »

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Report | Adult Degree Completion

Is College Worth It For Me? How Adults Without Degrees Think About Going (Back) to School

A new report from Public Agenda examines the expectations, attitudes and needs of adults who think about earning postsecondary credentials after years of being away from the classroom. The report suggests that many of these prospective college students need better information and resources to make more informed decisions when choosing a college or program. More » More »

Speech | Holly Zanville

Adult Learners and the Completion Agenda

As a Strategy Director for Lumina Foundation, one focus among many for Dr. Zanville is increasing degree completion for returning adults with prior college or no credentials, and statewide approaches to reverse-transfer degrees through the national Credit When It’s Due initiative  

Huffington Post Op-Ed | Jamie Merisotis

Lumina’s Adult Degree Completion Commitment

Lumina Foundation is proud to announce a significant new commitment to advancing adult degree attainment through a series of interconnected projects that aim to engage, motivate and help students who previously have gone to college to actually earn their degrees. More »

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Strategies for Success: Promising Ideas in Adult College Completion

Helping adults with some college credits complete their degree or certificate is essential to state and national goals to boost education attainment. This report, from the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, highlights several promising ideas and innovative practices designed to improve adult college completion. More »

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Going the Distance in Adult College Completion: Lessons from the Non-traditional No More Project

A new publication from the Adult College Completion Network details promising practices at the state and institutional level aimed at bringing adults with some college but no degree back to complete their degrees. More »


Stopped Short: 2.1 Million Adults in Florida Went to College But Didn’t Finish

More than 2 million Florida residents have completed some college without earning a degree – a figure that represents an untapped pool of talent needed to compete in the new economy, says this policy brief from the Florida College Access Network. The report provides information on initiatives and re-entry options to support former adult students and help them return to college and earn a degree. More »

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