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State Innovations for Near-Completers

Promising Practices

Posted: September 8, 2017
Authors: Lexi Anderson
Organizations: Education Commission of the States

Of the 16.4 million credentials needed by 2025 to meet workforce demands, more than one-third will be drawn from individuals with some college credit and no degree. A new report from the Education Commission of the States examines implementation strategies of three states focused on improving attainment rates for this student population. The study also includes policy recommendations for state leaders as they begin to create legislation or design initiatives to reach near-completers and help them earn a credential.

State Innovations for Near-Completers