Increasing Community College Completion Rates among Low-Income Students: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluation of a Case Management Intervention
Evans, William, Melissa S. Kearney, Brendan Perry, and James X. Sullivan ,
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Journal of Policy Analysis and Management

Community college completion rates are low, especially among low‐income students. The existing policy and research attention has primarily focused on academic and financial challenges, but there is ample reason to think that non‐academic obstacles might be key drivers of dropout rates for low‐income students. This study focuses on the role of “life barriers” and investigates the effectiveness of intensive case‐management services for low‐income community college students.

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