2023 Annual Convening, December 10-12
New Jersey Joins National Coalition Working to Boost Timely Degree Completion
Stan Jones Legacy Award
Eleven States Join College Completion Accelerator to Boost Student Outcomes and Completion Rates Nationwide
Learning & Leading Annual Report
CCA On the Air
HBCU DIGITAL LEARNING
HBCU Digital Learning Infrastructure Initiative
CCA and the partners of the HBCU Digital Learning Infrastructure (DLI) Initiative convened in Atlanta, Georgia, for a readout on the latest insights and innovations, informed by months-long, in-depth research into what’s working—and what’s next. Higher education leaders heard from experts and campus leaders working to shape the ways institutions, technologists, and philanthropy work together to invest in the policies, practices, and perspectives that will accelerate the unmatched success of Black students at HBCUs.
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.
Building course road maps that make the path to a degree or valued workplace credential clear.
Designing multiple avenues for students to get started, earn credits faster, and stay on track to graduate.
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 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.