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A Review of Veteran Achievement in Higher Education

More than half of veterans who used the GI Bill completed a vocational credential or college degree from 2002 through 2013, according to a report by the Student Veterans of America. The study, Million Records Project Data, says approximately one More »


Renewing the Promise

This report from the Institute for Research on Higher Education offers six policy steps to help states boost college attainment rates. Among the strategies outlined: Building comprehensive higher education finance policies that increase institutional productivity, investing in student financial aid More »

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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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