Reports tagged graduation rates


College and Career Readiness: A Quick Stats Fact Sheet

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 »


Record Shares of Young Adults Have Finished Both High School and College

A college degree pays off, and more young people are taking note. This analysis of Census data from the Pew Research Center shows a record number of young adults are completing high school, going to college and earning a degree. For the first time, one third of the nation’s 25- to 29-year-olds have earned at least a bachelor’s degree, the report says. More »

Degree attainment

Snapshot Report: Degree Attainment

Sixty percent of community college students who transfer to a four-year institution earn a bachelor’s degree within four years, says this report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The report notes that graduation rates are highest among students who transfer after receiving their associate’s degree. More »


Essential Elements of State Policy for College Completion: Outcomes-Based Funding

Outcomes-based funding, which awards state dollars to public colleges based in part on student completion rather than enrollment only, is a growing strategy among states to increase college-attainment rates. This report, from the Southern Regional Education Board, examines various state outcome-based efforts and offers essential elements it says are necessary for effective statewide outcomes-based funding policies. More »


Advancing to Completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students

This study updates previous Education Trust briefs that looked at public, four-year colleges that successfully improved minority graduation rates and narrowed graduation-rate gaps. This new report examines which four-year, nonprofit colleges — public and private — have made the most improvements for Hispanic students. More »

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