The latest reports that inform Lumina’s work, as featured in
When it comes to hiring employees, business leaders say the knowledge and skills of job candidates far outweigh where they attended school or their college major. This and other findings are part of the third annual Gallup/Lumina Foundation poll on More »
The College Completion Agenda: Practical Approaches for Reaching the Big Goal: New Directions for Community Colleges
This volume provides practical ways colleges can focus on the College Completion Agenda. Originally begun as an economic workforce issue for the Obama administration, the College Completion Agenda has been adopted by myriad educational institutions, public and private funders, and others. More »
Formal and informal mentoring programs continue to be a key strategy for getting students into and through college, says this report from Civic Enterprises. In the study, 76 percent of at-risk young adults who had a mentor at some point More »
In this survey from the Babson Survey Research Group, the number of institutions that say they consider MOOCs to be “sustainable” fell from 28 percent in 2012 to 23 percent this year.
More than 50 million U.S. adults have earned a professional certification, license or educational certificate, according to a new report by the U.S. Census Bureau on alternative credentials. For workers with less than a bachelor’s degrees, certificates and licenses provide More »
Even though most states are beginning to reinvest in public higher education, appropriations are still 4 percent below where they were at the start of the 2008 recession, says the new Grapevine report from the Illinois State University and the More »
A new online resource called Postsecondary Success Asset Mapping is designed to help high schools guide underserved students toward successful college careers. In several pilot high schools, the Postsecondary Success Asset Mapping tool helped to raise college enrollment rates by More »
Two reports—Learning from High-Performing and Fast-Gaining Institutions and Leading Change: Increasing Graduation Rates at CSU-Northridge—from The Education Trust highlight various approaches that postsecondary institutions can take to boost enrollment and graduation rates of underrepresented minorities and low-income students.
A new report from the White House examines major barriers facing low-income students in their quest to pursue college and the interventions that can help them. More than 100 colleges and 40 organizations joined President Obama’s efforts to support college More »
Getting a head start on college while enrolled in high school has definite advantages, concludes a new study by the American Institute for Research. Nearly 25 percent of graduates from early-college high schools earned an associate degree two years after More »