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.
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.
*Correctional Education in the United States, RAND Corporation, 2014
We're learning about promising opportunities to put more justice-involved individuals on the pathway to graduation.
Helping students avoid or mitigate financial aid probation may help them stay enrolled and on track for graduation.
*A Primer on the College Student Journey, Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education, 2016
Students who are placed into remedial classes are less likely to earn degrees than those who start in college-level courses—and research suggests many are misplaced. We're learning whether switching to more accurate assessments can improve graduation rates.
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.