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Creating fairer colleges

James Applegate

Jim Applegate

In his latest video, Jim Applegate, visiting professor at the Center for the Study of Education Policy, charts the path to creating colleges where all students have a fair shot at completing a college degree and success gaps for underserved students are eliminated.


  • Ensure the first year is productive.
  • Decide on a program of study quickly.
  • Financial aid is crucial.
  • Intrusive advising.
  • No wasted time on zero credit courses.
  • Commitment from leadership.