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ERIC Number: ED539562
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 72
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
Going the Distance in Adult College Completion: Lessons from the "Non-Traditional No More" Project
Lane, Patrick; Michelau, Demaree K.; Palmer, Iris
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
From 2008 to 2011, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) worked with six states (Arkansas, Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, and South Dakota) to improve policies and practices to increase adult degree completion as a way to raise overall state educational attainment levels. With funding from Lumina Foundation, the project, known as "Nontraditional No More: Policy Solutions for Adult Learners," identified and eliminated barriers that keep adults with prior college credit from returning to postsecondary education and completing their degrees. By bringing together state and institutional leaders, the project pursued two main objectives: identifying "ready adults," or those who earned a significant number of prior college credits before leaving postsecondary education without earning a credential; and building a pathway to postsecondary success. (Contains 7 tables and 104 endnotes.)
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. P.O. Box 9752, Boulder, CO 80301-9752. Tel: 303-541-0200; Fax: 303-541-0291; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Lumina Foundation
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Colorado; Nevada; New Jersey; North Dakota; South Dakota