Going the Distance in Adult College Completion: Lessons from the Non-traditional No More Project

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Title

Going the Distance in Adult College Completion: Lessons from the Non-traditional No More Project

Description

One population of postsecondary students who leave school before completion is adult learners. This report describes a six-state project aimed at raising educational attainment levels by focusing on identifying and eliminating barriers that keep adults with prior college credit from completing their postsecondary degrees. The report discusses how these states used data to identify ready adults and formed workgroups to examine and tackle state and institutional policy and practice barriers in five areas: data, academic affairs, student services, financing and financial aid, and communications and outreach. The authors present a state-by-state profile describing the role that state governance structure and institutional context played in addressing barriers, as well as recommendations and promising strategies each state employed. Overall findings and recommendations conclude the report.

Creator

Patrick Lane, Demarée K.Michelau, Iris Palmer

Date

2012-06

Format

application/pdf

Language

eng

Type

Text

Citation

Patrick Lane, DemarĂ©e K.Michelau, Iris Palmer, “Going the Distance in Adult College Completion: Lessons from the Non-traditional No More Project,” Transition STEM Artifacts and Resources Online, accessed May 27, 2017, http://tsar.omeka.net/items/show/88.