The latest reports that inform Lumina’s work, as featured in
Doing More with Less shares new and updated data on the fiscal realities facing MSIs compared to other institutions, despite enrolling many of the nation’s neediest students. It also highlights the efforts of several MSIs from the Lumina MSI-Models of Success program to improve the educational experience and outcomes of their students—notwithstanding the fact these institutions are under-resourced, which impacts their ability to provide a full range of academic offerings and supports. More »
This report from the Delta Cost Project at AIR looks at long-term employment changes on college and university campuses during the past two decades and the effect those changes have on total compensation, institutional spending patterns and, ultimately, college tuition.
Collaboration is key to promoting student success, says this report from Jobs for the Future. The study, which describes how Texas education leaders joined forces with local businesses and other organizations to improve the state’s low community college completion rates, More »
This policy brief from the Urban Institute examines some of the different ways that the financial benefits of higher education can be measured.
This paper from the Community College Research Center describes how more postsecondary institutions are redesigning their academic and support programs to create “guided pathways” as a way to help students persist and compete a degree or credential.
More high school students are taking Advanced Placement tests, but racial gaps in access to and performance on the exams remain, according to the 10th Annual AP Report to the Nation from the College Board. HYPERLINK “http://media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/ap/rtn/10th-annual/10th-annual-ap-report-to-the-nation-two-page-spread.pdf” More
A working paper from the Community College Research Center examines a new direction in the performance funding movement—Performance Funding 2.0. The paper includes an analysis of Performance Funding 2.0 efforts in three states—Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee—and their progress to shift More »
New research from the National Association for College Admissions Counseling contends that high school grades—not standardized tests—are a much better predictor of future college performance.
Despite rising tuition costs, a four-year college degree has never been more valuable, says new data from the Pew Research Center. The report shows that an older millennial with a college degree is earning a median full-time salary of $45,500 More »
A new study on engagement and student outcomes says black and Hispanic males attending community colleges are less likely to obtain an associate degree than their white male counterparts, despite the fact minority males are the most engaged in and More »