New Jersey has an ambitious plan to get 65% of their working-age adults a credential by 2025.
Reported by Higher Ed Dive, more than just fingers-crossed wishful thinking, New Jersey has developed a partnership with non-profit course provider, Modern States, to provide “freshman year for free”, allowing students to complete the self-paced courses and then receive a free CLEP voucher to take the College Board exam for mastery credit.
The takeaway? Many states are growing a deep understanding and appreciation for the financial benefits of a credentialed populace. Will this new partnership be enough to get New Jersey’s working-age population with a high-quality credential from 57% to 65%? It’s a start.
May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.
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