Thursday, May 31, 2018 1:30 PM ~ 5:00 PM ET
Join AEI and Third Way for a bipartisan research symposium on college completion. Policy experts and researchers will discuss the current landscape of degree attainment, what policies might improve completion rates, and how policymakers can accomplish these goals without creating perverse incentives for colleges.
Federal higher education debates often focus on expanding access to postsecondary education, but policymakers must also consider ways to get more students to actually complete their studies. Today, only about half of all students will finish college. These lackluster completion rates create large private and societal costs: for the individual, in the form of student debt and lost time and, for society, in forgone tax revenue and wasted public subsidies.
AEI and Third Way
James Bergeron, National Council of Higher Education Resources
Matt Chingos, Urban Institute
Kim Clark, Education Writers Association
Mesmin Destin, Northwestern University
Lanae Erickson Hatalsky, Third Way
Denise Forte, The Century Foundation
Frederick M. Hess, AEI
Bethany Little, Education Counsel
Sarah Turner, University of Virginia