If at first you don’t succeed, try again—for free –at Missouri State University-West Plains. “We’re telling students that if they go to all of their classes, do all of their assigned homework, communicate with their instructors and advisors and use our free tutoring services, they will earn acceptable passing grades,” said Chancellor Drew Bennett. “If, however, they faithfully do all of these things and still earn below a 2.0 grade point average, we will let them, for one time only, retake courses where they earned a D or F grade tuition free the next regular semester.”
Enrolling in community college raises the odds students will earn a bachelor’s degree, says a new study. Most don’t make it. But for most, the alternative to community college isn’t a four-year college or university. It’s no college at all.