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Staying the Course: Supporting College Persistence in a Single Stop

The Single Stop Impact and Implementation Report

Metis Associates recently evaluated the Single Stop program at Community College of Philadelphia.  The study followed students from Fall 2014 through Fall 2017 and found that students who utilized Single Stop services are more successful in college than their peers who do not utilize the organization’s services.


Highlights

  1. First-Time-In-College (FTIC) students who utilized Single Stop services were 9.6 percentage points more likely to stay enrolled or have graduated by the end of Spring 2017 than their peers who did not utilize Single Stop. Non-FTIC students had persistence rates that were 8.2 percentage points higher than their peers.
  2. FTIC students had degree-bearing credit pass rates that were 5.6 percentage points higher from Fall 2014 to Fall 2017. Non-FTIC students had degree-bearing credit pass rates that were 6.2 percentage points higher than their peers.
  3. GPAs for both groups were also higher than their peers who did not utilize Single Stop.
  4. The graduation rates for students who utilized Single Stop were also higher. Graduation rates for FTIC students who utilized Single Stop services were 6 percentage points higher by the end of Fall 2017.  For the non-FTIC students, graduation rates were 6.5 percentage points higher than their peers by the end of Fall 2017.

 

Get the Full Report

Download the Executive Summary

Watch the Staying the Course Video

Watch the Results Presentation

 

 

It started with a simple idea

Provide coordinated access to a safety net of benefits and connect people to the resources they need to attain higher education, obtain good jobs, and achieve financial self-sufficiency – all through a unique one-stop-shop.

It started with a simple idea

Our Work in Action

Single Stop By the Numbers…

1.9 million

Households Served

$6 billion

In Impact

$1:$20

Return on Investment

2

White House SIF Awards

10

States

…and by the stories

Meet Maria

Meet Maria

A 28-year-old mother, Maria works full-time but struggles to pay her bills and feed herself and her daughter. To do so, she relies on the local food pantry every month to supplement her groceries. She scrapes by, but barely. She knows she needs help providing for her family’s future, but doesn’t know where to get it. Single Stop has a solution.

Click here to see how Single Stop empowers Maria to thrive.


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