Social Innovation Fund Sponsored Study Finds Single Stop Increases Student Persistence
The Social Innovation Fund-sponsored study was funded through New Profit and spearheaded by independent evaluators at RAND. The study observed low-income, first-time college students and tracked Single Stop programs at 11 community college campuses. Overall, the evaluators found that students who use Single Stop are more successful than their counterparts who do not. Additionally, year-to-year persistence rates increased by as much as 11% over those students who did not take advantage of Single Stop’s services. The results were announced at a press conference in Boston at the offices of the GreenLight Foundation.