Degrees When Due

Data Analysis Helps Monterey Bay

Institutions Address the Attainment Gap 

Degrees When Due (DWD), now in its third year, is a national initiative designed to help postsecondary institutions and states increase degree attainment among adults with “some college, no degree.” Over 190 institutions in 23 states have joined this equity-focused effort to increase degree attainment among students with “some college, no degree.”

To date, 28 California postsecondary institutions across the three systems have joined Degrees When Due. Seeing this success, MBEP worked with our Monterey Bay Region higher education institutions Cabrillo College, Hartnell College, Monterey Peninsula College, California State University, Monterey Bay and the University of California, Santa Cruz to join DWD’s newest cohort. 

Over the next nine months, these institutions will participate in a data workshop series designed to enable institutions to make a clear connection between their real-time student data, institutional and state postsecondary attainment goals and outcomes, and the barriers that students face on their path to completion. Throughout each step in the process, participants will also engage in an Equity Analysis to understand how changing their criteria can significantly impact attainment for Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students.