2 New Studies on College Completion

 From ECS
Working to fix the broken freshman year 
In 2015, only a little more than half of students who enrolled in college in 2009 made it to graduation, with the largest percentage dropping out after their freshman year. That’s why 44 state colleges and universities have come together in an attempt to reshape freshman-year programs. (NPR, Feb. 25)
Remedial Education
More work needed on college readiness
Developmental education is a barrier to college completion, higher education experts agree, yet most students are not prepared for college-level work and are not successful in remedial courses, according to a report. (Community College Daily, Feb. 23)