What Pierce College Does to Help Students SucceedMarch 17, 2017 |
by Katherine Long
Seven years ago, Pierce College joined a national college-reform network called Achieving the Dream and began diving deeply into data about its students to try to figure out why so few students graduated after three years.
At Pierce — a state community-college district with three campuses — fewer than 19 percent of students were finishing a two-year associate degree after three years. Of those who placed into a low-level math course when they first entered the college, only 7 percent eventually received a degree.