Did you know that 1 in 5 students who leave without a degree have reached 75% of the credit threshold? Issue 4 of Community Insights turns to “near completers” — students who are close to the finish line, but for one reason or another, are at risk of leaving their current institution without earning a degree.
"First-year seminars, bridge programs, and a host of useful interventions are designed to help boost the persistence rates of students who are just beginning their degree quest. These initiatives should not be discounted, but—particularly in a time of limited resources — it is critical to focus interventions strategically. That means also looking at interventions for students who are near to completion."
Sally Johnstone, Ph. D.
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems