How Community Colleges Can Help Push Students ‘Through the Finish Line’
Alexander C. Kafka, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Remedial classes, repeated courses, and course withdrawals signal trouble for many students. Yet for some, that pattern actually predicts greater success. The key is looking at the student profile as a whole, a new study suggests.
This is especially true of part-time students who have jobs because they tend to be adult learners who need to work and support a family, the report notes. The higher-education literature also suggests that because their degrees are tied to their need for achievement and higher wages, these students are generally more motivated.