HEI conducted an evaluation of Lumina Foundation’s Adult College Completion initiative. This initiative is a coordinated foundation effort that funded several grantees, each of which is taking a different approach to helping adult students with some college credit complete a college degree.
The resulting report, Adult College Completion in the 21st Century: What We Know and What We Don’t, finds that interest in adult college completion has increased across the entire higher education and policy community, but significant challenges exist for the 30 to 35 million Americans adults who have enrolled in college but never completed a degree or certificate. While not insurmountable, those challenges could become significant issues if left unaddressed.
Learn more about the June 2015 report and other adult college completion strategies on the Lumina Foundation’s website.
In addition to the report, HEI has written three briefs for the project:
- “Making a College Degree Convenient, Accessible and Low-Cost” with stakeholder perspectives on college completion (April 2014)
- “Getting to the Finish Line” on state and metro credential completion strategies (October 2013)
- “From Contact to Completion” on supporting returning adult students (October 2012)