Replicating CUNY’s ASAP Model in Ohio: Interview With Dr. Marcia Ballinger
Katie Beal, MDRC
Nationwide, only 25 percent of full-time, first-time students at community colleges earn a degree within three years. To increase graduation rates for low-income community college students, the City University of New York (CUNY) launched the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP)—a comprehensive program that provides wrap-around support services to students, including one-on-one advising, help covering transportation and book expenses, and tutoring.
The same ASAP model is being replicated at three community colleges in Ohio. In this podcast, Dr. Marcia Ballinger of Lorain County Community College talks about what it takes to scale a comprehensive program like ASAP.