The Alliance of States
Complete College America is building an Alliance of States ready to take bold actions to significantly increase the number of students successfully completing college and achieving degrees and credentials with value in the labor market and close attainment gaps for traditionally underrepresented populations.
Members of the Alliance of States:
- District of Columbia
- New Mexico
- Rhode Island
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
States' Commitment to College Completion
1. Set Completion Goals
To join the Complete College America Alliance of States, a state—in partnership with its colleges and universities—pledges to make college completion a top priority and commits to the following three actions:
- Establish annual state and campus-specific degree and credential completion goals through 2020
2. Develop Action Plans and Move Key Policy Levers
Develop and implement aggressive state and campus-level action plans for meeting the state's college completion goals, including strategies to:
- Ensure all students are ready to start and succeed in freshman credit courses.
- Redesign remediation efforts to substantially improve success.
- Increase the number of students completing on-time.
- Develop new, shorter and faster pathways to degrees and credentials of value in the labor market.
- Utilize available financial resources to provide incentives to students and colleges for progress and completion.
3. Collect and Report Common Measures of Progress
Use consistent data and progression measures to create a culture that values completion. This includes:
- Using common metrics for measuring and reporting progress.
- Publicly reporting year one benchmark data and annual progress on college completion, progression, transfer, job placement and earnings, and cost and affordability measures.
- Disaggregating data by level and type of degree/credential, age, race, and income.
For more information on joining the Alliance of States, contact us.