Adult Student Recruitment and Retention Plan


Oregon community colleges will contract with New America to assess individual community colleges’ readiness to serve adult students. Six community colleges across the U. S. piloted this assessment and will begin addressing the recommendations in fall 2023. Recommendations from this assessment will guide COCC in developing a plan to enroll (or re-enroll) students age 24 or older, implement supports to aid their success, and develop course and program modalities best suited to adult learners. This action project team is tasked with recommending next steps based on the report’s findings. Co-chairs TBD. Anticipated work group start date: Spring 2024.