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Author(s):Brock, T., and LeBlanc, A
Title:Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
Short Description:In an effort to confront the problem of low persistence and retention at community colleges, the Opening Doors Demonstration is testing the effects of community college programs that are designed to increase student persistence and achievement.
Annotation:"Accessible and affordable, community colleges are gateways to postsecondary education, offering students new ways to achieve personal and economic goals. However, many students who begin courses at community colleges end them prematurely. In an effort to confront this problem, the Opening Doors Demonstration is testing the effects of community college programs that are designed to increase student persistence and achievement. The programs include various combinations of curricular reform, enhanced student services, and increased financial aid. This report describes the background, objectives, and design of MDRC’s evaluation of Opening Doors."
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Associated Keywords:
Adult Students
Community Colleges
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Low-Income Students

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