TPMA White Paper to Focus on Challenges Facing Non-Traditional College Students

TPMA is excited to be completing  a white paper on behalf of Complete College America.  Established in 2009, CCA is a national nonprofit with a single mission: to work with states to significantly increase the number of Americans with quality career certificates or college degrees and to close attainment gaps for traditionally underrepresented populations.

TPMA’s white paper will discuss the challenges of enrolling and engaging non-traditional students in the nation’s institutions of higher education. The need for this work is compelling. Non-traditional students face challenges that can reduce the likelihood of college persistence and completion. Students with any nontraditional characteristics are far less likely than traditional students to achieve their educational goals.

TPMA staff will draw from scholarly research on what works in higher education and from our own extensive body of research conducted through three rounds of the U.S. Department of Labor’s TAACCCT program and other grant evaluations. TPMA also will make recommendations on emerging and promising practices for non-traditional success and engagement.

For more information on Complete College America, go here.