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Why our partnership with NOVA is so important

From: President2President , Chapter 10: Pathways to Success: Easing the Transition to Four-Year Universities with Comprehensive Guidance and Institutional Support, by Ángel Cabrera

For many, community college is the only viable gateway into higher education. Unfortunately, the road ahead is patchy at best. Most students who begin at community colleges will never transfer to a four-year institution, and among those who do, many will not complete their degrees.

 About 80 percent of students entering two-year institutions say they aim to ultimately complete a four-year degree. But only 14 percent of those students attain their goal within six years.

We must address this issue.

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