Working Students Success Network (WSSN): Final Outcomes Evaluation Report
Publisher: Oakland, CA: Mathematica Policy Research
Apr 30, 2018
- More than 50,000 students were served across the participating colleges, with large shares from low-income households (as measured by Pell grant receipt) and traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, in line with the strategy’s focus on low-income students and students of color.
- Despite emphasis on integrated services and high-touch (one-on-one) services in the theory of change, only 32 percent of students received services in multiple pillars and 33 percent received at least one high-touch service.
- Service receipt varied widely across colleges; receipt of services across multiple pillars varied from below 5 percent at some colleges to above 90 percent at others, and the same range applied for receipt of at least one high-touch service.
- Receipt of services in multiple pillars was positively associated with persistence (though negatively associated with credential completion), and receipt of a high-touch service was positively related to both persistence and completion.