The first major study to observe the effects of Promise Programs found that the Kalamazoo Promise “significantly” helped increase college enrollment and completion rates. Students were one-third more likely to enroll in a four-year college and complete a post-secondary degree according to the study by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. Read more:
Bartik, Timothy J., Brad Hershbein, and Marta Lachowska. 2015 " The Effects of the Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship on College Enrollment, Persistence, and Completion." Upjohn Institute Working Paper 15-229. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.17848/wp15-229
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