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From the ECS State Policy Database: Postsecondary Success--Retention/Persistence - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

Minding the Gap: Increasing College Persistence in Rhode Island - Although Rhode Island's college graduation rate is higher than the national average, state policymakers are looking over their shoulders and seeing a looming Latino population whose graduation rates lag. This report shows achievement gaps at state colleges, lists best practices in academic and financial services and offers recommendations so Rhode Island can take a more strategic, proactive approach to increasing postsecondary achievement. (Kathleen Dowcett, Providence Children and Youth Cabinet, March 2015)...

Who Will Succeed and Who Will Struggle? Predicting Early College Success with Indiana's Student Information System - Half of Indiana’s 2010 high school graduates who enrolled in a public state college that fall were successful according to three indicators of success: enrolled in only nonremedial coursework in the first semester, earned all attempted credits and persisted to a second year of college. Although high school academic preparation and student behavior were related to indicators of college success, most of the variation in college success across students remains unexplained. (Jennifer L. Stephan, et al., REL-Midwest, March 2015)...

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