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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 »


Credit When It’s Due: Results from the Baseline Study

A reports on the CWID study that identified CWID’s potential impact by looking at the characteristics and outcomes of a cohort of students that transferred from a community college to a 4-year college or university in Fall 2007 or Fall 2008 without having obtained an associate’s degree prior to their transfer. Besides examining college credit and credential attainment, this study documented the transfer policy environment and institutional activities before CWID funds were first awarded in Fall 2012. More »


Foundations Help 12 State Partnerships Expand Associate Degree Completion for Students Transferring from Community Colleges to Universities

Five foundations are contributing a total of $6.4 million to support Lumina’s Credit when it’s due program. Kresge Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Helios Education Foundation, and USA Funds have joined Lumina to help community college transfer students complete their associate degrees. Read more »


Credit When It’s Due: Recognizing the Value of Quality Associate degrees

Many students who transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions complete the requirements for an associate degree but do not receive the credit. Lumina’s Credit when it’s due grant opportunity seeks to improve recognition of an equivalent level of learning achieved with a proper credential.

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