Archive for June 7th, 2010

New National Organization Created To Improve College Completion

June 7th, 2010

A new national organization Complete College America has been formed with the support of foundations. Below is a link to their website and an example of how one state will collaborate with the new group.

State officials are looking for ways to boost the number of college degree holders in Oklahoma by participating in a national initiative, Complete College America. Only about 30% of Oklahomans between the ages of 25 and 34 have a bachelor’s degree, compared to a national average of 38%. Fewer than half of Oklahomans who set out to earn a bachelor’s degree do so in six years, compared to 56% nationally. Participating states are committed to setting campus-specific degree completion goals, developing action plans and measuring and reporting progress