October 26-28, 2021
United for Change: Reshaping Policy, Perspective, and Practice
Explore the unique role we each play in reshaping policy, perspective, and practice for our nation’s students.See what you've missed
Democracy Learning as Priority for Postsecondary Education
CCA joins the Civic Learning and Democracy Engagement (CLDE) pledge to help Americans' readiness to tackle urgent public problems.Read the Pledge
OUR LATEST REPORT
No Room for Doubt: Moving Corequisite Support from Idea to Imperative
Corequisite support is an essential strategy for colleges and universities focused on equity. Outdated remediation sequences fail every student, and they have a disproportionate impact on Black students, Latinx students, and adult learners. Read more on why coreq works, and how to implement and scale coreq in our new report.Read the Report
POSTSECONDARY DATA PARTNERSHIP
Better Data, Better Decisions
The National Student Clearinghouse’s Postsecondary Data Partnership (PDP) is a nationwide effort to help colleges and universities gain a fuller picture of student progress and outcomes, meet various reporting requirements, and identify where to focus their resources. Read our latest report digging into the shortcomings of current data efforts and how the PDP provides the actionable information needed to drive states’ and institutions’ completion and equity goals.Read the Report
CCA Live 2021
Register for upcoming conversations with fellow Changemakers and access recordings and resources from past webinars with leading experts in our 2021 Virtual Web Series.Register Now
CCA On the Air
Listen to candid conversations with higher education leaders on a variety of topics related to college completion, student success, and advancing CCA’s mission to eliminate institutional performance gaps.Listen Now
Careers at CCA
Join CCA's Team
CCA is looking for energetic, strategic, and collaborative professionals who are committed to equity and student success to join our team.Join our Team
HIGHER EDUCATION HAS A CHOICE
We can either reflect the racial, social, and economic injustices of society—or we can be an engine of equity, prosperity, and hope. At CCA, we’re building a new system that restores the promise of higher education.
<20%of community college students graduate in two years
38%of today's undergraduates are older than 25
10%increase in credentials and degrees awarded by the CCA Alliance since 2015
It’s Time to Reimagine the System
Our nation’s higher-education system is in need of serious reform, from classrooms all the way to state capitols. That’s why CCA insists on a three-part approach to shifting policy, perspective, and practice—the only way to ensure lasting change that produces more equitable outcomes for students.
Advancing policies that increase graduation rates across institutions, states, and the entire higher-ed system.
Shifting mindsets to build student-centered campuses and remove barriers to graduation.
Promoting strategies that transform the student experience—then helping colleges implement those strategies successfully.
We bring institutional leaders together with policymakers and higher education experts to create shared transformation agendas for states, systems, and consortia. By aligning stakeholders who often work in silos, we unlock powerful change.Get Started
Designing the College Experience Around Students
Evidence shows that what’s too often framed as student failure is, in reality, an institutional failure. While colleges and universities have historically assumed that a “one-size-fits-all” approach works for most students, CCA believes the most impactful institutions create equitable outcomes by understanding the unique needs of every student and building clear, supportive pathways to graduation across four critical areas of the student journey.
Aligning the college experience to each student’s goals for the future.
Designing multiple avenues for students to get started, earn credits faster, and stay on track to graduate.
Building course road maps that make the path to a degree or valued workplace credential clear.
Addressing student needs and removing barriers to academic success.
CCA's latest report details a decade of data on the effectiveness of corequisite support and new insights on how to implement and scale.
Courageous Leaders Wanted
Complete College America has been leading the movement for higher-ed reform for years—working with courageous leaders to build colleges and universities that interrupt the status quo. If your institution is ready to make meaningful changes that break down inequitable systems and put students on a pathway to graduation, we’ve got the tools and strategies to make it happen. Join our efforts to restore the promise of a college degree for hundreds of thousands of Americans.