Across the country, colleges using Complete College America (CCA) strategies are improving graduation rates. But despite these overall gains, data continues to show persistent institutional performance gaps for BILPOC (Black, Indigenous, Latinx, People of Color) students and students ages 25 and older.
Students in both of these groups disproportionately attend college part time, and data consistently shows a range of institutional performance gaps for part-time students. But these facts tells only part of the story.
Enrollment intensity is not a factor in all of the institutional performance gaps that BILPOC students and students ages 25 and older experience. Thus, colleges must use multiple lenses for reforms.
Building On Completion Gains includes data from CCA Alliance members, allowing CCA to provide national numbers on metrics not tracked in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Using this CCA data, combined with publicly available data, this report highlights critical institutional performance gaps—and explains how colleges can act to close them.
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Building On Completion Gains gives colleges data and strategies they can use to understand— and close—persistent institutional performance gaps. It addresses:
- The current status of college in America
- How graduation rates are Improving, but gains are not inclusive.
- Who attends college today.
- New data focused on part-time students, BILPOC students, and students ages 25 and older.
- How CCA pillars and strategies provide a road map for closing gaps.
- Updates on state-by-state completion rates.
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CCA has been at the forefront of transforming higher education to increase college completion and center equity through a focus on the intersection of policy, practice, and perspective. If you’re ready to learn from your peers and help them learn from you, or if you are looking for support on how you can craft equity-driven policy at your institution, system, or state —contact CCA today.