Economic Mobility, Education
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In 2014, Ohio rolled out its outcomes-based funding formula, called State Share of Instruction. At the same time, Lorain County Community College (LCCC) began piloting a student support services program, with the goal of improving graduation rates and closing the achievement gap for under-resourced learners. This white paper provides an example of what can happen when a high-performing institution—Lorain County Community College in Ohio—is supported by effective policies to expand a successful program to improve student outcomes.
SAIL’s year two results continue to impress. Two-year graduation rates more than doubled—19% of the program group earned a degree or credential, in contrast to 8% of students in the control group.
Improving Workforce Outcomes for Rural Community College Students
Social Finance conducted 50 interviews with rural education and workforce experts across the nation to gather insights and stories to help community colleges build successful workforce partnerships.
Campus and Community: Transformative Partnerships Unlocking the Future of Higher Ed
Social Finance conducted research on recent college closures and interviewed a wide range of experts to understand bold, new transformations for postsecondary institutions to adapt to an increasingly uncertain future.
Workforce Realigned Podcast, Episode 4: Higher Ed Funding
In this podcast episode, Michael Reeser, Chancellor and CEO of Texas State Technical College System, discusses an outcomes-based formula being used at TSTC to link higher ed dollars to employment outcomes and his advice for…