Achieving the Dream’s Student-Centered Model

Posted by Achieving the Dream on February 26, 2018

New Report Details How Achieving the Dream’s Student-Centered Model Improves Well-Being

Achieving the Dream released its report Measuring What Matters, exploring the extent to which community colleges dedicated to student success make a significant difference in the lives of their graduates after college.

The study, conducted by Gallup with support from Strada Education NetworkSM, shows that institutions affiliated with Achieving the Dream are outpacing peer institutions not associated with the reform network when it comes to helping students get better jobs, live better lives, and have good experiences in college.

Graduates of colleges affiliated with ATD are more likely to be “thriving,” defined by Gallup as well-being that is strong and consistent in a particular aspect of life on measures of:

  • Purpose, or liking what they do each day and being motivated to achieve their goals (48% for ATD colleges vs. 35% at other community colleges).
  • Financial well-being, or managing their economic life to reduce stress and increase security (32% vs. 19%, respectively).
  • Social well-being, or having strong and supportive relationships and love in your life (47% to 36%, respectively).
  • Community well-being, or liking where you live, feeling safe, and having pride in your community (39% to 30%, respectively).

Learn more about the report and how Achieving the Dream’s model is impacting the lives of community college students.

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