What Really Works in Student Success?

Barnett, Elisabeth A.; Kopko, Elizabeth Mary

Community college students invest considerable time and money into attending college, but too few of them complete their programs of study. This paper discusses how the development of an overall framing vision for student success, the implementation of evidence-based practices, and the establishment of a culture that is both committed to student success and conducive to innovation are useful, complementary approaches that colleges can pursue to improve student outcomes.

This paper is based on a forthcoming chapter in Student Success in the Community College: What Really Works? edited by Terry U. O’Banion and Maggie Culp, to be published by Rowman & Littlefield. All rights reserved. The book will be available for purchase from Rowman & Littlefield at 800-462-6420 or It will also be available for purchase from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers.


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Community College Research Center
Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University
CCRC Working Papers, 121
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July 31, 2020