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1 Colorado College Completion Bruce Vandal, Vice President Complete College America

2 Too few students graduate — even when they have twice as much time 1-year certificate within 2 years2-year associate within 4 years 4-year bachelor’s within 8 years 43

3 Colorado Graduation Rates (200% time) (2006 cohort) Full TimePart Time 1 Year Certificates (2 years)33.4%7.6% Associate Degrees (4 years)18.6%5.7% Bachelor’s Degree Flagship Universities (8 years) 63.4%26.6% All other Four Year Institutions (8 years) 33.1%12.5%

4 Nontraditional students are the new majority. 75% of students are college commuters, often juggling families, jobs, and school. 25% of students attend full- time at residential colleges. 75% 25%

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6 Understanding the Barriers to Completion  Part time students rarely earn a credential  Students take too long and too many credits to graduate  Long remedial education sequences for a majority of students end college before it begins

7 Part-Time Students Rarely Earn a College Credential... 1-year certificate within 2 years2-year associate within 4 years 4-year bachelor’s within 8 years 43

8 … and most students take too much time to earn a degree. 21

9 Colorado Time to Degree (years) (2006 cohort) Full TimePart Time One Year Certificate Associate Degree Flagship Universities Other Four-Year Colleges

10 Students are wasting time (and money) on excess credits … 75%25% 20

11 Colorado Credits to Degree (2006 cohort) Full TimePart Time One Year Certificates (30 credits)7167 Associate Degree (60 credits)8886 Flagship Universities (120 credits) All Other Four Year Colleges (120 credits)

12 Too many entering freshmen need remediation % of those entering a 2-year college enrolled in remediation 19.9% of those entering a 4-year college enrolled in remediation Source: Fall 2006 cohorts

13 Most remedial students don’t make it through college- level gateway courses. 13 Source: Fall 2006 cohorts

14 Most remedial students never graduate. 14 Source: Completion data: fall 2006 cohorts; graduation data: 2-year, fall 2004 cohorts; 4-year, fall 2002 cohorts

15 College success for Remedial Students (200% time) Full TimePart Time Certificate10.7%DK 2-year colleges12%4% Flagship Universities 60.6%DK Other 4-year colleges 28.1%DK

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17 Game Changer #1 Deliver remedial instruction for gateway college-level course content — as a co- requisite, not a pre-requisite.  Single Semester Co-Requisite  One-Year Course Pathway  Embedded or Parallel Remediation in Career Technical Programs

18 Single Semester Co-Requisite Model 18 Traditional- DSPM 0800 Traditional – DSPM 0850 Traditional College Ready Redesign Math Thought and Practice 11.6%43.5%85%76.3% Fundamentals of Statistics 7.5%28.8%56.2%61.2% Austin Peay’s Structured Assistance Program

19 Embedded Remediation Washington I-BEST Model  Integrate ELL and Adult Basic Skills Instruction into career certificate courses  I-BEST students 50% more likely to complete a certificate than traditional students  Expansion to degree programs 19

20 Game Changer #2 Deliver college placement exams in high school  Florida Postsecondary Education Readiness Test  California Early Assessment Program  Common Core College and Career Readiness Standard

21 Game Changer #3 Use dual enrollment/dual credit strategies during the senior year for gateway math and English courses  College ready students – enroll in college-level courses  Students below college-level take full year gateway course – with academic support

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