Promising and Practical Strategies to Increase Postsecondary Success RSS

In January 2012, the Secretary of Education invited submissions about promising and practical strategies, practices, programs, and activities that have improved rates of postsecondary success, transfer, and graduation. In September 2012, the Department of Education (ED) invited a second round of submissions, which added to this growing compendium of knowledge about promising practices. On this page, you can find the submissions from institutions and organizations that responded to both of these invitations. ED hopes that this information will be of interest to others in situations similar to those described in these submissions.

As noted in the Request for Information, ED will continue to review and post additional responses on a regular basis. Please refer back to this page for announcements of future submission deadlines. See the Federal Register notice for information on how to submit.

Organization Name Tags
Mount Ida College Degree Attainment, Affordability
University of West Alabama STEM
Whittier Union High School District Career Pathways, Underrepresented Students
CUNY York Advising, Efficiency, Student Services
Virginia's Community Colleges Assessment Technology, Career Pathways, Degree Attainment, Digital Materials, Skill Assessments, Transfer and Articulation
California State University, Long Beach Student Services
University of South Florida Degree Attainment, Student Services, Learning Communities, Multidisciplinarity, Persistence, Retention, Technology-Enabled Learning, Underrepresented Students
California State University, Long Beach Retention, Data Collection or Use, Underrepresented Students
Syracuse University Student Services
South Seattle Community College (SSCC) Student Services, Improving Achievement
California State University, Northridge Retention, Degree Attainment, Achievement Gap Closure
California State University, Northridge Degree Attainment
New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities (NJASCU) Career Pathways
Western Kentucky University (WKU) Mentoring
Kaplan University Adult Education, Competency-Based Learning, Degree Attainment, Non-Traditional Age Students, Prior Learning Assessment, Retention, Skill Assessments, Time to Degree
West Virginia University Underrepresented Minorities, Rural Healthcare, Pipeline Program, Increasing Graduation Rates, Healthcare Education, First Generation College Bound
Governors State University Affordability, Degree Attainment, Dual Degrees, Persistence, Retention, Time to Degree, Transfer and Articulation, Tuition Reduction, Underrepresented Students
North Carolina Community College System Basic Skills, Career Pathways, Transfer and Articulation, Developmental or Remedial Education, Modular Curriculum, Achievement Gap Closure, Mentoring, STEM
Truckee Meadows Community College Degree Attainment, Developmental or Remedial Education, Mentoring, Persistence, Retention, Student Services, Time to Degree, Underrepresented Students
MDRC Adult Education, Degree Attainment, Improving Achievement, Persistence, Personalized Instruction, Retention