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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 »
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 »
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 »
Men of Color: A Role for Policymakers in Improving the Status of Black Male Students in U.S. Higher Education
Participation from a wide variety of stakeholders, including colleges and universities, community-based organizations, and foundations, is key to improving college readiness, postsecondary educational outcomes, and degree-attainment rates for Black men, says this report from the Institute for Higher Education Policy.
Cornerstones of Completion: State Policy Support for Accelerated, Structured Pathways to College Credentials and Transfer
This policy brief from Jobs for the Future offers 10 state policy recommendations designed to help colleges support accelerated, structured pathways to college credentials and transfer. Among the recommendations: Leverage technology to support individualized student planning, tracking, degree audits and early warning systems and design financial aid to encourage and reward student progress. More »