Big Ideas to Solve the College Completion Problem

Graduation rates at two-year and four-year American universities are dismally low. Yet, for most jobs in the modern economy, it’s never been more important to have a college degree -- especially for young people growing up in poverty. How do we solve this fundamental and complicated challenge? Panelists will look at the issue from different angles (including academic and behavioral), and share research-based ideas for how to finally move the needle on college completion.

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  1. Learn about the college completion crisis and its cost – both to students and the economy.
  2. Understand the issues that are preventing students, especially those from low socio-economic backgrounds, to succeed in college.
  3. Hear about big ideas and innovations that could help improve college completion rates.



Tyler Reed, Dir of Comms, McGraw-Hill Education

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