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American Indian Students & College Readiness

Eighty-six percent of Native American students want to further their education after high school, but most are not well prepared to succeed in college, according to a new report by ACT. The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2013: American More »

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What Will It Take to Solve Higher Ed’s Data Problem?

Higher-education data systems in the United State are outdated and therefore unable to adequately answer some of the core questions facing students, colleges, and policy makers, states this policy brief from the Institute for Higher Education Policy. The report offers More »

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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.

From Community College to University: Expectations for Californi

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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