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Broadening the Benefits of Dual Enrollment

High school students from underrepresented populations who take college courses for credit are more likely to graduate, enroll in four-year colleges and persist toward a degree, according to this study from the James Irvine Foundation. More »

Effective practices

Strategies for Success: Promising Ideas in Adult College Completion

Helping adults with some college credits complete their degree or certificate is essential to state and national goals to boost education attainment. This report, from the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, highlights several promising ideas and innovative practices designed to improve adult college completion. More »


Reverse Transfer: A National View of Student Mobility from Four-Year to Two-Year Institutions

More students attend multiple institutions while working toward their educational goals, concludes this report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The report examines reverse-transfer behaviors of first-time-in-college students who entered four-year colleges and universities in fall 2005 and follows their college enrollments for six years through the summer of 2011. More »

Community colleges

“They Never Told Me What to Expect, so I Didn’t Know What to Do”: Defining and Clarifying the Role of a Community College Student

In order for community college students to be successful, they need both academic preparation and certain attitudes, habits, and behaviors – skills that too often are never clearly articulated to students, argues this working paper from the Community College Research Center. This report lays out a framework of strategies to help practitioners help students learn how to be successful community college students. More »

Degree completion

From Soldier to Student II: Assessing Campus Programs for Veterans and Service Members

As the nation pushes for increased numbers of individuals with college degrees and credentials, many colleges and universities are ramping up their efforts to offer programs and services specifically designed for military service members and veterans attending college. This report, from the American Council on Education, updates a 2009 study which provided the first national snapshot of the programs and services that colleges and universities had in place to serve veterans and military personnel following passage of the 2008 Post-9/11 GI Bill. More »

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