Resources for Finish First NC Users


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News and features

EdNC, November 2022
N.C. Reconnect Adds Five More Community Colleges to its Adult Learner Initiative

Inside Higher Ed, September 2022
The Great Reset: How Covid-19 Changed Student Enrollment and Engagement and Where Higher Ed Goes From Here

The McDowell News, May 2022
MTCC Celebrates Record-Breaking Year for Student Success

Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), April 2022
Lighting the Path to Remove Systemic Barriers in Higher Education and Award Earned Postsecondary Credentials Through IHEP’s Degrees When Due Initiative 

Community College Journal, April 2022
Many Happy Returns: Community College Programs Prevent Stop Outs from Becoming Stay Outs

InsideTrack, January 2022
Case Study 2: North Carolina Community College Sees 15.6% Rise in Spring 2021 Re-Enrollment

American Association of Community Colleges, February 2021
Keeping the Momentum Going

InsideTrack, November 2021
Case Study 1: Wake Technical Community College Re-Enrollment Coaching Program Success

Mathematica, June 2021
How States and Institutions Can Work Together to Serve Adult Learners: Lessons from Adult Promise

NC Independent Colleges & Universities, January 2021
Louisburg College Pilots Innovative Wake Tech Program

Business NC, August 2020
NC Trend: Education and Employable Skills

The Hunt Institute, March 2020
"Attainment for All" Policy Brief

EdNC, August 2018
Wake Tech Finish First Boosts Completion Rates

News releases

October 12, 2021: Wake Tech Innovation Helps NC Colleges Award 30,000 Additional Credentials

March 11, 2021: College Receives Grant to Explore Expansion of Finish First NC Technology

February 19, 2021: Wake Tech Pilots Innovative Student Completion Tool at Louisburg College

January 30, 2019: Wake Tech Initiative to Expand Statewide: “Finish First” Tool Wins Belk Endowment Support

November 14, 2018: Wake Tech Initiative to be Replicated Across the State: “Finish First” Helps Boost Student Completion Rates