The Forgotten Students: Understanding the Student Completion Crisis in Higher Ed and New Approaches to Solving It

Discusses the student college completion crisis in higher education. Over 31 million students have dropped out of university with “some college, no degree,” creating a problem with profound social and financial impact. The paper looks at the size and impact of the completion crisis; common myths about stopout students; why bringing students back is so hard; and new approaches to solving the crisis.

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