This chapter examines why typical reforms at community colleges in recent years have not improved institutional graduation rates. It argues that substantially increasing college completion requires comprehensive institutional reform with a focus on measurable student success, an intentional and cohesive package of programmatic components, and a culture of evidence.
This chapter is published in New Directions for Community Colleges, vol. 2016, no. 176.
An updated version of this chapter is published in EDUCAUSE Review.