Program Helps Baby Boomers Complete Degrees

September 27, 2013

More than 7,000 baby boomers have completed a degree or credential at a community college through the Plus 50 Completion Strategy, the American Association of Community Colleges announced Thursday.

The 18 community colleges that served 16,507 students age 50 and older used outreach and support strategies to help its adult learners. Strategies included offering students completion coaches, career development workshops and refresher courses in math and English. Of those who earned a degree or credential, 715 are now employed, according to an August 2013 report on the initiative. 

The Plus 50 initiative will expand to 100 community colleges and focus on helping adult learners complete degrees in education, health care and social services. 

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