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Colleges seek to keep students at pace with mentoring programs

The Republic

Two of Columbus’ colleges have turned to mentoring and advising to encourage students to stay the course until they earn their degree.

Ivy Tech Community College in Columbus ranks in the middle — eighth among 15 two-year public colleges in Indiana — in the percentage of students completing degrees on time, a 2015 study from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education shows.

Among full-time Ivy Tech students in Columbus who started college in 2012, 3.4 percent completed their degree within two years, compared to an overall statewide average of 5.9 percent.

Officials at the campus have a plan to turn those numbers around so that more students reach graduation day on schedule.

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Higher Education Advocates Discuss Coaching as a Strategy for Reducing Achievement Gaps

InsideTrack joins NAACP and Chamber of Commerce’s call to support students of color, enhance outcomes

InsideTrack, the nation’s leading provider of student success coaching solutions, joined with civil rights and business leaders this week to focus on improving educational outcomes among African-American students at a conference co-hosted by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF).

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