New Hunt Higher Ed Issue Brief Highlights Importance of Wraparound Services

April 6, 2022

The Higher Education team at The Hunt Institute has released the second brief of the three-part Attainment for All: Equity in Postsecondary Pathways series. This brief examines the importance of wraparound services that provide equitable support to students.

As higher education leaders think more about effective strategies to raise postsecondary attainment rates, it is vital that efforts and policies to support student completion address the unique needs of today’s student demographics, which have become more diverse over time:

Wraparound services are critical to increasing the retention and persistence rates of students, as they offer holistic support to ensure a student’s full range of needs are met. This brief lays out the current trends in higher education that wraparound services aim to address.


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In case you missed it, the first brief explored the idea of embedding equity in postsecondary attainment, identified barriers to achieving equity, and included examples of states’ work to ensure equity in all aspects of postsecondary attainment. The series will conclude with a third brief examining the use of disaggregated data to narrow equity gaps in postsecondary education.

This series builds upon the momentum of the a first series of briefs releases from Fall 2019 to Spring 2020, Attainment for All: Postsecondary Pathways, and further explores the intersection between equity and efforts to raise postsecondary attainment rates.

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