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.

 

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