The College Completion Agenda: Practical Approaches for Reaching the Big Goal: New Directions for Community Colleges

This volume provides practical ways colleges can focus on the College Completion Agenda. Originally begun as an economic workforce issue for the Obama administration, the College Completion Agenda has been adopted by myriad educational institutions, public and private funders, and others. More »

Lumina Grant | Guided Pathways to Success

$1M grant aims at boost on-time college degree completion at Purdue, elsewhere

Indiana colleges will receive more support to help their on-time college completion efforts under a new $1 million grant announced Tuesday by Gov. Mike Pence. More »

AmericaÕs College Drop-Out Epidemic: Understanding the College D

America’s College Drop-Out Epidemic

Some students who are on track to a four-year degree may increase their chances of success by starting at a community college, contends a new paper from the American Institutes of Research. The paper’s findings say this is especially true More »


A Toolkit to Raise College-Going Rates

A new online resource called Postsecondary Success Asset Mapping is designed to help high schools guide underserved students toward successful college careers. In several pilot high schools, the Postsecondary Success Asset Mapping tool helped to raise college enrollment rates by More »


The Mentoring Effect

Formal and informal mentoring programs continue to be a key strategy for getting students into and through college, says this report from Civic Enterprises. In the study, 76 percent of at-risk young adults who had a mentor at some point More »


Grade Change: Tracking Online Education in the United States

In this survey from the Babson Survey Research Group, the number of institutions that say they consider MOOCs to be “sustainable” fell from 28 percent in 2012 to 23 percent this year.


Measuring Alternative Education Credentials

More than 50 million U.S. adults have earned a professional certification, license or educational certificate, according to a new report by the U.S. Census Bureau on alternative credentials. For workers with less than a bachelor’s degrees, certificates and licenses provide More »

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