SUNY Broome: Encouraging students to complete their education

By Brandi Bailey

SUNY Broome: Encouraging students to complete their education

September 30, 2013 Updated Oct 1, 2013 at 12:15 AM EDT

Town of Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton) It's a week dedicated to making sure students have resources they need to complete their college educations.

It's called completion week at SUNY Broome and it's part of a statewide initiative that helps to encourage students to finish their college careers.

SUNY Broome highlighted its counseling programs, academic advising, learning assistance, veteran support and financial aide.

The college says many students struggle to finish schooling because of finances and not knowing what funding is available.

"Nationally, the number is 90 percent of community college students actually work while going to school. Yes, that takes time away that you could otherwise study or do a sport," said SUNY Broome President Kevin Drumm.

Drumm said while students who participate in sports and extracurricular activities are more likely to finish college, it's difficult for those who are balancing class and work.