Programmed for Success
Paulette Perhach, The New York Times
Community college students across the country struggle to complete their programs. Only 25 percent of those who start as full-time students at public two-year institutions graduate, according to the United States Department of Education. About one of five finishes in two years. Even given twice as long to complete the coursework, just 36 percent of these students graduate.
But in recent years, technological advances have given administrators a chance to offer help when and where students need it, whether it’s reminding them about due dates, nudging them to complete homework, or guiding them toward resources that will help them stay enrolled.