Completion Articles

Working to re-enroll students

More than a dozen New Jersey higher education institutions are working to support the Some College, No Degree statewide initiative. It is estimated by the National Student Clearinghouse that more than 790,000 New Jersey residents have earned some college credit but left school before completing their credential or degree. Through the statewide Some College, No […]

Serving justice-impacted students

Minneapolis College partners with businesses, community organizations, school districts, and individuals on workforce development, service, philanthropy and more to promote student success and advance its mission of providing access to the transformative power of education. Transformation and Re-entry Through Education and Community (TREC) is a partnership between Minneapolis College, Metropolitan State University, and the University […]

Unlocking potential through professional advising, instructional innovation

When analyzing completion data, it became clear that academic advising was a key component to successfully navigating academic pathways. Historically, Stanly Community College (SCC) provided optional academic advising and registration using faculty advisors. In 2014, SCC implemented mandatory first-year student advising, but many barriers to quality advising remained. Teaching schedules, committee work and other responsibilities […]

Move brings more seamless educational pathways

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) is welcoming Lakeland University to its main campus. The move that will bring the two institutions together under one roof. Lakeland will relocate its Green Bay Center to NWTC’s main campus. The center, one of six that Lakeland has in Wisconsin, will be housed in the College of Business building […]

Extending the promise

Northern Essex Community College (NECC) is scaling up its Promise programs. The Massachusetts college, with the support of Newburyport Bank, has created the new Seacoast Promise Program. Building on the success of the Lawrence and Haverhill Promise Programs, the Seacoast Promise will provide full tuition, fees, and books to early college graduates from Seacoast area […]

Leveraging internships

Doyle Bain is the shining example in TRG’s internship program. A year ago, he was a software development intern from Ohio’s Lorain County Community College (LCCC). As a configuration specialist, Bain spent his three months configuring smart phones and tablets for TRG’s customers. When the internship ended, he moved to part-time. Then full-time. Six months […]

Signing up for a better future

Nick DiVito and Myles James, who are currently excelling in their first year as automotive technology students at Waubonsee Community College, initially did not consider attending college after graduating high school. During their senior year at Yorkville and Sandwich High Schools, they attended half-day classes and spent the other half at the Indian Valley Vocation […]

Report roundup

Here are three reports to know about this month: Good news on transfer New data show that college transfer rates, especially among community college students moving to four-year institutions, were up this fall. Overall, college transfer enrollment increased this past fall from fall 2022 by 5.3%, led by a 7.7% increase among upward transfers from […]

Providing stipends for internships

If multitasking were an Olympic sport, Karen VanderMass would be in medal contention. VanderMass was already busy caring for her two young children while her husband worked two full-time jobs when last fall she decided to add going to college full-time into the mix. She enrolled at Northern Essex Community College (NECC) in Massachusetts as […]

A head start on making a difference

Sinclair Community College is empowering 10 ambitious high school students from Trotwood-Madison City Schools to pursue careers as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) through a unique partnership program. This initiative allows the students to complete classes after school at Trotwood-Madison High School and participate in hands-on labs at Sinclair’s state-of-the-art EMS facilities. The program was developed […]