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1 15 to Finish Q & A Dr. Chaudron Gille Associate Vice President, University Affairs & Academic Services Ms. Sheila Caldwell Director, Complete College Georgia

2 Complete College Georgia “Any significant increase in the number of Georgians who complete college will require a historic new era of coordination between the state’s public and private colleges and the business community,” said Deal. “To have a successful future in Georgia, and remain competitive nationwide and globally, we have to have an educated workforce, and that means we need to do a better job getting people into college, make sure they receive a high-quality education and then graduate them.”

3 Why CCG? By 2020, 61% of Jobs require certificate or degree 34% of Georgia Adults have an Associate Degree or Higher 27% Skills Gap

4 How We Can Help Close the Gap CCG? AdviseEducateEncourage

5 Georgia 15 to Finish Video

6 Why 15 to Finish? Too few students make it throughDrop-outs costs billions annuallySpend less on college degreeHigher Earnings in WorkforcePerformance Based Funding

7 Too Few Make it Through

8 College Dropout Consequences Higher Unemployment Lower Median Income Higher Loan Default Rates

9 Higher Unemployment 6 Months of Unemployment = $45,000 behind in lifetime earnings Unemployment costs the government $9,900 per year for 25 – 34 year-old The US loses $25 Billion Annually

10 Billions lost in State Funding

11 College Completion Benefits Learn More, Save More Quicker Entry in Workforce Higher Wages

12 Learn More, Save More

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14 The Outcome is Income

15 Higher Hourly Wages UNG Bachelor Degree Holders earn an average of $18.00 per hour compared to HS Graduates who earn $8.00 per hour.

16 Higher Annual Incomes 2–Year Degree holders earn an average of $9,400 more annually than high school graduates. 4-Year Degree holders earn an average of $21,100 more annually than high school graduates.

17 Higher Lifetime Earnings

18 Enhanced Employment Benefits Retirement Benefits Health Savings Account Tuition Reimbursement

19 Performance Based Funding GraduationProgressionRetention

20 15 to Finish Challenges Changing the Culture Couse AvailabilityHOPE

21 Changing the Culture High Schools 3,000 Parent Nights Middle Schools 800 Counseling Events 15 to Finish Video 1,500 Community Events

22 Enhanced Employment Benefits

23 15 to Finish Indiana

24 15 to Finish Hawaii

25 15to Finish UNG 15% Increase by 2015 Students enrolled in 15 or more credit hours 29% Increase from fall 2013 to fall 2014

26 Questions

27 References Brookings Institution, The Hamilton Project, 2013College Board, Education Pays, 2013Georgetown University, The College Payoff, 2011U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013Young Invincibles, Closing the Race Gap, 2014


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