Initiative focuses on completing college
| Jul 15, 2010
West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin III officially became chair of the National Governors Association (NGA) during the closing plenary session of the NGA Annual Meeting July 13. and Governor Manchin announced his chair's initiative, Complete to Compete, which focuses on increasing the number of students in the United States who complete college degrees and certificates and improving the productivity of the country's higher education institutions.
In addition to raising awareness about the need to increase college completion and productivity, Complete to Compete aims to create a set of common higher education completion and productivity measures to monitor state progress and compare performance to other states and between institutions. A report, Complete to Compete: Common College Completion Metrics, was released during the session. See the report in PDF format at NGA's website and see the 2010-2011 Chair's Initiative.