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The connection between student engagement and student success is well documented. Learning, persistence, and attainment in college are consistently associated with students’ being actively engaged with college faculty and staff, with other students, and with the subject matter they are studying. Recent research underscores this connection. A study using data from the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) shows that student engagement—-in particular, the CCSSE benchmarks of active and collaborative learning and support for learners—is an important predictor of college completion. More »
A reports on the CWID study that identified CWID’s potential impact by looking at the characteristics and outcomes of a cohort of students that transferred from a community college to a 4-year college or university in Fall 2007 or Fall 2008 without having obtained an associate’s degree prior to their transfer. Besides examining college credit and credential attainment, this study documented the transfer policy environment and institutional activities before CWID funds were first awarded in Fall 2012. More »
What you study matters more than where you study, concludes this report from American Institutes for Research and College Measures. The study says that prospective college students can save money and make better academic decisions with more information about where their educational choices are likely to lead. More »
This brief highlights how MSIs from the Lumina MSI-Models of Success project have used data to implement policy and programmatic changes on their campuses in support of student and institutional success. The goal of this brief is to continue a conversation about ways MSIs can build upon their data work to improve future reporting, analyses, and decision making. In addition, the lessons shared in the brief have broad application to other institutions, especially those that serve students from disadvantaged backgrounds. This is the second in a series of briefs by the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) to feature emerging themes from the Lumina MSI-Models of Success program. More »
Aspirations, Access and Attainment in Widening Participation: International Perspectives and an Agenda for Change
In an increasingly globalized market economy and in the face of recent seismic economic, political and social change around the world, it is imperative to both secure existing talent within our populations and uncover and nurture new sources of talent. The series of essays featured in this book will explore, anticipate, and highlight themes underpinning a global movement towards a step-change in thinking, strategies, and policies – one that places youth and students from around the world at its heart. More »
This report examines the Hispanic populations in the United States’ 10 metropolitan areas with the largest number of Hispanics. It also contains detailed information on the next 50 largest metropolitan areas by Hispanic population.
The data for this report are derived from the 2010 American Community Survey (1% IPUMS), which provides detailed geographic, demographic and economic characteristics for each group. More »
Federal financial aid is critical to student access and success in postsecondary education for many students, including most Latinos. However, current realities are challenging the effectiveness of federal financial aid policy today. More »
HCM Strategists releases a policy report on putting student outcomes at the center of federal financial aid programs. More »
Ninety-three percent of middle school students say their goal is to attend college. However, only 44 percent enroll in college and 26 percent graduate with a college diploma within six years of enrolling, according to this fact sheet from the National High School Center. More »
At a time when the labor market demands more educated workers, 5.8 million young people between the ages of 16 and 24 currently are neither working nor in school, says this report from Measure of America. The report calls for additional pathways to postsecondary certificates and associate degree programs for individuals who choose alternative routes to postsecondary training. More »