CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Texas A&M university Corpus Christi is taking a new approach to lowering their drop out rates. Nearly one thousand students in good academic standings drop out each year at the University.
"They want to get their diploma and walk across that stage in four years. and something happens, a life circumstance," says Dr. Melissa Jarrell, the Dean of University College at TAMUCC.
School counselors now want to encourage students who have dropped out, to finish their degrees. In order to accomplish this task, the school is partnering with a program called "Re-Up Education."
Success coaches help them with the financial elements of coming back to school, by partnering with TAMUCC academic advisors, to tell them what classes they would need in order to graduate. The coaches have already contacted two thousand former students to consider re-enrolling. Since just September, already 20 students are back on board.