For the past decade, Georgia State University has been at the leading edge of demographic shifts in the southeast. Even while doubling the numbers of non-white and low-income students it enrolls, Georgia State has raised graduation rates by 22 percentage points and closed all achievement gaps based on race, ethnicity, and income-level. It now awards more bachelor’s degrees to African Americans than any other college or university in the nation. Through a discussion of innovations ranging from chat bots and predictive analytics to meta-majors and completion grants, the session will cover lessons learned from Georgia State’s transformation and outline several practical and low-cost steps that campuses can take to improve outcomes for underserved students.
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