States Reach Out to Get Former Students Back in School

When Laken Blount got a call from a man who claimed she’d earned enough college credits to earn an associate degree, she was skeptical. β€œI was going to hang up,” she recalls. β€œI thought they just wanted money from me.”

But when the caller started sharing specifics about her prior enrollment dates and courses, the 32-year-old mother of two from Southaven, Mississippi, grew curious. It turned out he was from Complete 2 Compete, a statewide initiative that is part of a growing effort to get millions of American adults to finish their college degrees.

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