UNITED FOR CHANGE (OCT 26-28)
Across the country, there is a growing network of higher education changemakers committed to reimagining the system. We know better is possible and are united in our purpose: to become engines of equity, prosperity, and hope. Join us Oct 26-28 as we explore the unique role we each play in reshaping policy, perspective, and practice for the betterment of our nation’s students.Register Now
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 Outdated remediation sequences fail every student, and they have a disproportionate impact on Black students, Latinx students, and adult learners.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
AMERICAN DREAMS ARE FUELED BY COLLEGE DEGREES
A college education has always been the most effective way to increase social mobility, advance economic opportunity, and realize racial justice. But it’s an achievement that’s beyond the reach of far too many students—through no fault of their own. Complete College America is restoring the promise of higher education by advocating for forward-thinking policies, identifying effective strategies, and advancing proven tactics that guarantee more students earn college diplomas or credentials that prepare them for success.
<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
An All-of-the-Above Approach to Equity
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 an all-of-the-above 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.
Meeting Students Where They Are
If colleges and universities are to meet the needs of working students, older adults, and students of color, we must support the institutions that enroll these students in the greatest numbers. So CCA is working to expand and deepen our connections to community colleges, rural colleges, and minority-serving institutions.
Designing the College Experience Around Students
Evidence shows that what’s too often framed as student failure is, in reality, an institutional failure. CCA has identified four critical areas along the student journey—and corresponding strategies—to help states and institutions increase graduation rates, which is the key to achieving true equity.
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.
Courageous Leaders Wanted
Complete College America has been leading the movement for higher-ed reform for years—working with courageous leaders to build the colleges and universities of the future. If your institution is ready to make meaningful changes that 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.