About 45 million American adults have some college credit but have not yet earned their degree. These workers are disproportionally female, black and/or Hispanic. They are likely to be first-generation college students, often without a mentor or significant resources to address setbacks. They often have a sense of shame about not having finished their degree.
A recent analysis of data from 8 active regional programs that work with this population has found that relatively simple policy changes and mentoring services can have a profound positive effect – improving both individual lives and helping meet the nation’s workforce challenges.
Aug. 18-Sept. 30
One solution to our workforce challenges? Helping adults go back and finish the degrees they started. Learn more by reading "The Comebacker's Odyssey" at www.DataThatMoveUs.org. #Comebackers
Navigators help adults find the program that will work with their existing credits, timeline and budget. These programs work! Learn more by reading "The Comebacker's Odyssey" at www.DataThatMoveUs.org. #Comebackers
College graduates and their families enjoy several advantages - including greater economic security. Learn more about the "premiums" enjoyed by college grads in a report from The Graduate! Network. Read more at www.DataThatMoveUs.org. #Comebackers
Changing majors, changing schools and taking a semester off are common parts of the college experience. But first-generation students often pay a higher price for these course corrections. Navigators help find a path forward. Read more at www.DataThatMoveUs.org. #Comebackers
A quick solution to the labor shortage is helping former college students finish degrees. About 20% of the adult population has some college credit and could complete degrees in less than 4 years. Learn more: "The Comebacker's Odyssey" at www.DataThatMoveUs.org. #Comebackers
Large employers often use tuition assistance programs to help "upskill" their workers. Smaller employers can do this as well - it's an investment worth making! Read more at at www.DataThatMoveUs.org. #Comebackers
Research shows that co-workers, family, friends, and mentors are important to helping people go back to college and achieve their goals. It's never too late! #Comebackers #CollegeNavigators
Have you thought about going back to finish your degree? A college navigator in your community can help you figure out the best path. #Comebackers
It's not too late to go back to school and finish. if you know someone who is interested in going back to college, refer them to a college navigator. They can help figure out the right path! #Comebackers
Do you have questions about going back to college? How many of your old credits would transfer? What degree program would work with your schedule? A college navigator can help! #Comebackers