Reports tagged preparation


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 »


One in Seven: Ranking Youth Disconnection in the 25 Largest Metro Areas

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 »


Information and College Access: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment

Do information campaigns on the value of postsecondary education really resonate with economically disadvantaged students? Yes, according to this working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research. The study, conducted by two Canadian researchers, examines the relationship between information and college access. 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 »


Innovation in Higher Education: Public Opinion Survey Results

This national survey of Americans’ views regarding the value, benefits and obstacles associated of higher education says most people believe college is necessary for success in life, but that costs make it harder to attain a college degree today. More »


The Power of Guidance: Giving Students the College Counseling They Need

New York City Comptroller John C. Liu is calling on the Department of Education to spend more money on guidance counselors to help more high schoolers get into and succeed in college, according to this report from the office of the comptroller. More »


Closing the Expectations Gap

This report, from Achieve, shows the progress of states in aligning college- and career-ready standards in English and mathematics with policies that clearly delineate to high school students what it means to be academically prepared for college and careers. More »

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