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American Honors: Evaluation of a Community College Transfer Pathway Program

October 2015–June 2019

The American Honors program recruits talented high school students who cannot afford to enroll directly in a four-year college and provides a set of academic and nonacademic supports to help them progress through community college and transfer to a four-year college without loss of credit. CCRC is using both quantitative and qualitative approaches to determine whether AH students are more likely than similar students to persist and complete an associate degree, more likely to transfer (and transfer to higher tier destinations), and more likely to persist and succeed in their destination four-year college. The research will also describe the implementation of AH’s unique combination of design elements and investigate the costs of the program.

Project Lead

Shanna Smith Jaggars