An Introduction to RI's College Access and Persistence Programs

Essential Question:
What do we know about historically underserved populations on RI public college campuses and recent efforts to support them?

To improve higher education degree completion rates, the Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner (RIOPC) has launched three new programs that partner with existing college access efforts. To view a presentation of the highlights of this story, click here.

Take-aways and Recommendations (2nd of 2 pages)

• Identify other related programs that might be interested in participating in these longitudinal studies. Sharing these results among programs would further expand and improve services for students.

• Sustaining the program-supports over the course of some student's college careers will be essential to ensure that they reach completion.

• Since many more students could benefit from these comprehensive services, expanding and sustaining the programs’ success will require finding other sources of funding.

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