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Colleges and universities need to consider a wider set of social, economic and psychological factors to determine how they can help students, especially first-generation students, remain in school and graduate, says this report from the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA. More »
This publication, from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, is designed to help policymakers answer the “Who? What? When? Where? and Why?” questions about major national/regional college-completion initiatives. More »
Will increasing postsecondary-success rates lead to a brighter future for individuals and society? Yes, according to the findings of this Gallup poll. The survey, conducted in May 2011, shows Americans overwhelmingly believe college degrees are essential to jump-starting job growth and addressing the nation’s financial uncertainty. More »
The Impacts of State Performance Funding Systems on Higher Education Institutions: Research Literature Review and Policy Recommendations
Do performance-based funding policies improve institutional efficiency and result in more courses completed and degrees earned? This publication, from the Community College Research Center, examines the program’s successes and limitations in states that link appropriations and campus performance. More »
Boosting institutional efficiency and college completion are among the issues expected to lead higher education policy discussions and debates in 2012, according to this report from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. More »