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Promoting Persistence Through Comprehensive Student Supports

This study from Jobs for the Future highlights several promising academic supports and other strategies that colleges and universities are using to help underprepared and non-traditional learners access, persist and succeed in higher education.

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From Community College to University

Legislation in California in 2010 required state community colleges to create a special degree that would ease the transition of students to the California State University (CSU) system and, ultimately, increase the number of college graduates in the state. A More »


Rankings, Institutional Behavior, and College and University Choice

An issue brief from the American Council on Education suggests that college rankings often have detrimental effects on institutions and that students—particularly low-income students—do not even use rankings when making college decisions.

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Strengthening the STEM Pipeline

Small and midsize private colleges are outpacing many larger, public institutions in helping undergraduate students persist and complete their degrees in science, technology, mathematics, or engineering fields, says this report by the Council of Independent Colleges.

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Governors’ Top Education Issues

This policy brief from the Education Commission of the States highlights governors’ 2014 state-of-the-state addresses and their plans to increase the quality and availability of education—from preschool through postsecondary—as a way to spur economic growth and enhance the quality of More »

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Lumina President Jamie Merisotis recognized for outstanding contribution to higher education by NASPA

NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, have awarded their 2014 Outstanding Contribution to Higher Education Award to Jamie P. Merisotis at their annual conference in Baltimore. More »

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The Plummeting Labor Market Fortunes of Teens and Young Adults

To reduce youth joblessness, a new report by the Brookings Institution suggests integrating work-based learning opportunities into high school and college, expanding apprenticeships and linking high school to postsecondary educational credentials.

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