A ‘wildly intrusive’ way to help older college students get their degrees
An experiment at John Jay College to get seniors over the final hurdle to graduation is increasing graduation rates for high-risk students.
Renbarger & Beaujean / Education Sciences / January 2020
The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program provides higher education institutions with federal funds to increase the doctoral attainment for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. We conducted a meta-analysis of the impact of the McNair program on graduate program enrollment. After an exhaustive literature search, we found 7 publications containing 13 studies that met the inclusion criteria. From these studies, we found that McNair program students were almost six times as likely to enroll in a graduate program as the comparison group. Nonetheless, there was much unexplained variability in effects across studies.