Describes how Ohio two-year colleges are approaching guided pathways reforms. It is based on research on the guided pathways reform efforts by colleges during fall 2016 and spring 2017. Although a handful of Ohio colleges are leaders in guided pathways reforms, the focus in this report is on colleges that are just beginning to engage in such reforms.
The University of Toledo’s participation in the national Student Experience Project has helped faculty revamp how they engage with students to enhance student support, retention and success, particularly for first-generation and underserved students.
Eight colleges, including Cleveland State University and Cuyahoga Community College, will be helping former college students throughout Northeast Ohio make progress toward their degrees with a new initiative, the Ohio College Comeback Compact.
In Ohio, efforts among community colleges over the past decade have helped to increase student achievement, in particular, two-year college graduation rates have nearly doubled, according to the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC).
Krystal Soto is looking forward to a fulfilling career thanks in part to a positive and encouraging experience at Ohio’s Lorain County Community College that began with its Avanzando Through College program.
Like the majority of community colleges in America, Cuyahoga Community College does not have any dormitories or residences. But that's about to change. A partnership with Cleveland State University will result in the creation of the Cleveland Scholar House: a 40-unit apartment building for single student parents.
The idea of college students with limited money surviving on Ramen noodles and domestic lager has become a common joke, but universities in Ohio take student food and housing insecurity seriously and many have built up programs to address the issues. The University of Akron, Kent State University, and Ohio State University offer unique programs to assist students with housing and food insecurity.