Approximately 40 million students attended American colleges but never graduated.
That’s concerning for leaders at Delaware State University in Dover, where they’re looking for strategies to reduce the dropout rate.
To address the issue, DSU will team up with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to create a joint center to help students develop non-traditional, easy paths to complete their college education, including online classes.
“They were almost at the finish line,” said Terry Jeffries, the assistant dean for the School of Graduate, Adult, and Extended Studies at Del. State.
“Those individuals stopped, many were in good academic standing, but for whatever reason, life happened, something happened that interrupted their college experience,” she said. “We were able to recruit students back to the university and help them to actually complete their baccalaureate degree.”