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Document Number: 9959

A Guide to Major U.S. College Completion Initiatives - Spurred by President Obama’s goal to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020, a large number of organizations have recently adopted a “college completion agenda” and have undertaken a wide variety of initiatives to boost college completion. This paper provides background information on the topic and summarizes 13 major college completion projects. The origins for each completion initiative are briefly discussed, as are the associated funding partners, key goals and objectives, accomplishments achieved and time frame for future plans. (Alene Russell, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, October 2011)...

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