Complete College America, 15 to Finish: From Idea to Action

CCA 15 to Finish webinar 4-29-14 (.pdf)

Established in 2009, Complete College America is a national nonprofit with a single mission: to work with states to significantly increase the number of Americans with quality career certificates or college degrees and to close attainment gaps for traditionally underrepresented populations. Most “full-time” college students are not taking the credits needed to graduate on time, instead opting for course loads that put them on 3- and 4-year plans for their associate degree and 5- and 6-year plans for their bachelor’s. The result—thousands of dollars more in student loan debt and an increased likelihood that students won’t make it to graduation day. This presentation, given by Joanne Itano on April 29, 2014 in a national webinar hosted by CCA, highlighted the work being done here in Hawaiʻi, where “15 to Finish” originated.

Indiana Strengthening Pathways to Success Summit, Sept 19, 2013



Presentation (.pdf)

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is a “14-member public body created in 1971 to define the missions of Indiana’s colleges and universityes, plan and coordinate the states’s postsecondary education system, and ensure that Indiana’s higher education system, and ensure that Indiana’s higher education system is aligned to meet the needs of students and the state.”

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15 to Finish Campaign to Serve as National Role Model

15 to Finish Institute title slide 
Presentation (.pdf)

Complete College America sponsored a “15 to Finish Institute” in which 22 member states heard details of the highly successful UH campaign and were provided with material to start their own “15 to Finish” campaigns. More from UH News…

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Hawaiʻi’s 15 to Finish Featured at CCA’s 3rd Annual Convening of the Alliance States

15 to Finish at CCA presentation
UH’s 15 to Finish campaign has gained national attention. Most recently, it was a featured presentation at the Complete College America meeting in December 2012, with 33 states in attendance. Executive Vice President Johnsrud provided a summary of how UH’s 15 to Finish was born along with initial results of the strategy to reduce students’ time to degree.