Wednesday, April 19, 2023

10:10 am
10:50 am
Coronado D, Level 4
Global Higher Education
Higher Education

Overcoming Barriers to Community College Success

Nearly one-half of all college students begin their higher education at community colleges, offering a low-cost pathway to economic mobility and opportunity. Too often, an array of barriers leads students to drop out and contributes to declining enrollment. Our panel, drawing on a proven successful partnership between One Million Degrees (OMD) and City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), will show how it’s possible to alter the script and drive systems change at scale. Broad access to academic, financial and professional supports can dramatically increase graduation rates and transform lives.