Should we be encouraging our 4-year students to enroll in community college, too?

Should we be encouraging our 4-year students to enroll in community college, too?

Reported by Education Dive, a new study from Community College Research Center has found that students who take as many as 10 credits at a two-year institution while enrolled in a 4-year program increase their chances to graduate on time and earn higher wages post-graduation.

The takeaway? Many institutions are hesitant to give up the revenue dollars. But if we knew that formalized bridge programs with local community colleges were the best way to improve our overall persistence, retention, and graduation rates – might we be working harder to formalize those bridges?

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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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.