By adapting key metrics from traditional colleges for higher education in prison, practitioners could build stronger programs designed to help students stay on the path to success and make the learning experience a more transformative one.
Researchers in four states are developing models to predict the likelihood of academic and labor market success based on student behaviors early in college. This tool can help colleges identify students who will benefit most from support services to persist to completion.
Helping students avoid or mitigate financial aid probation may help them stay enrolled and on track for graduation.
Helping colleges identify struggling students in high-demand majors who are within striking distance of graduation — then keep them in school to earn their degrees.
Expanding access to higher education programs in prison could help more justice-involved individuals earn industry-recognized credentials that lead to post-release job opportunities.
*A Primer on the College Student Journey, Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education, 2016
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