About the Problem

A college education is incomplete for many students.

The percentage of students who began seeking a bachelor’s degree at a 4-year institution in fall 2007 and completed that degree within six years was just 56%.


About the Policy

Provide new incentives for higher education institutions to focus on college completion as well as admission. Require public institutions of higher learning, and especially community colleges, to provide comprehensive student support services, including program and course advising, mentoring, and remedial education assistance for degree or certificate programs. Provide federal assistance through a block grant program to waive tuition for students enrolled in community colleges in these programs.

Public Support

78% of All Polled
74% of Democrats
71% of Republicans
78% of Independents

Polling data derived from three national surveys conducted by Cohen Research Group in February and March 2016. Each survey had a sample size of at least 1,000 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.1%