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Tri-C, LCCC See Graduation Rates Grow With ASAP, Program Developed at CUNY

Crain’s Cleveland Business


Nearly a decade ago, Cuyahoga Community College and Lorain County Community College embarked on efforts to better support low-income students by adapting the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs to their campuses…..

…..The study was conducted by nonprofit research firm MDRC, with support from Arnold Ventures, the release stated. It focused on three cohorts of students who joined the program in 2015 and 2016, looking at their progress six years later, compared with students taking typical courses and offerings at the colleges…..

…..”The promising findings from ASAP in Ohio represent an important contribution to the growing body of evidence on comprehensive approaches to improve the educational — and now economic — outcomes of students from low-income backgrounds,” MDRC president Virginia Knox said in the release. “MDRC will continue to collect long-term academic and labor market data, and future reports will discuss research findings after eight and ten years.”

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