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Cerna, Oscar – MDRC, 2019
Latinos are the fastest growing college population in California, but less than one-quarter of all Latino adults in the state earn a college degree. To reverse this trend, both the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office and the California State University (CSU) Office of the Chancellor launched new initiatives in 2017 to raise Latino…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Graduation Rate, College Graduates, Racial Composition
Ratledge, Alyssa; O'Donoghue, Rebekah; Cullinan, Dan; Camo-Biogradlija, Jasmina – MDRC, 2019
Postsecondary education is widely seen as a necessity in the modern economy, yet among low and middle-income families, college enrollment rates are dismayingly low -- and graduation rates are even lower. College Promise programs, which cover local students' college tuition and fees, are one strategy states and municipalities use to help. But…
Descriptors: College Programs, Access to Education, Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence
Willard, Jacklyn; Vasquez, Andrea; Lepe, Marco – MDRC, 2019
College Promise programs aim to make students believe they can afford college, and to give them the opportunity to go to college and earn degrees without taking on significant debt. At the core of all College Promise programs is a scholarship: All eligible College Promise students receive scholarships that may cover up to 100 percent of tuition…
Descriptors: College Programs, Paying for College, Access to Education, Scholarships