Community colleges are improving pass rates and persistence by integrating “high-impact practices” into structured academic and career pathways reports the Center for Community College Student Engagement. Announcing a class attendance policy, banning late registration and requiring a “student success course” may have big payoffs.
The recession hasn’t depressed college enrollment, but more high school graduates are starting at community colleges.
Also on Community College Spotlight: Most community college students never complete a credential because they never start a college-level program of study, a researcher says. Students need clear pathways.
Arizona is likely to approve a plan to fund public colleges and universities based on performance as well as enrollment.