Across the country, community college graduation rates are low; less than 40 percent of students who enroll for the first time earn a degree in six years (Shapiro et al., 2015). Most students who enter a public, two-year school are referred to at least one remedial class (Chen, 2016). Taking remedial courses has been shown to slow academic momentum and decrease students’ likelihoods of ever earning a degree.
CUNY Start is a developmental education intervention to help students make a successful transition to college by reducing or eliminating remedial needs prior to enrollment. Students defer matriculation for one semester to receive intensive preparation in college reading, writing, and/or math, as well as receive “college success” advisement at a low cost. Read More