Finishing the last lap experimental evidence on strategies to increase college completion
Finishing the Last Lap: Experimental Evidence on Strategies to Increase College Completion for Students at Risk of Late Departure
Many college students drop out after spending significant time in school. This working paper and policy brief describe the pilot-year results of an experimental intervention designed to improve college completion among students at nine broad-access public colleges and universities across five states. The intervention provided students near completion with personalized text messages that prompted them to identify goals associated with finishing their degree, encouraged them to connect with campus-based academic and financial resources, and reminded them of upcoming and important deadlines.