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A Profile in Non-Completers in Tennessee Higher Education

A Profile of Non-completers in Tennessee Higher Education

Earning a bachelor’s degree in four years pays off in dollars and cents for Tennessee graduates. This report by the Center for Business & Economic Research shows students who completed their bachelor’s degrees in four years earn $11,500 to $13,000 more than those who attend college but fall short of getting a degree. The report profiles college completers and non-completers throughout Tennessee and examines the economic gains from college persistence and completion. More »

Workforce development

Let’s get serious about our nation’s human capital

This report from the Center for American Progress offers a plan reform the federal workforce system to one that provides a dependable way to attain a postsecondary education as a pathway to a good-paying job. More »


Assuring Academic Quality in the 21st Century: Self-Regulation in a New Era

Providing access to higher education should be accompanied by educational programs that deliver real value to students, says this report from the American Council on Education. The report provides six recommendations that it believes higher education leaders need to strengthen and improve the quality and public accountability of the institutional accreditation process. Report site. More »

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Going the Distance in Adult College Completion: Lessons from the Non-traditional No More Project

A new publication from the Adult College Completion Network details promising practices at the state and institutional level aimed at bringing adults with some college but no degree back to complete their degrees. More »


Common Core State Standards Math: The Relationship Between High Standards, Systemic Implementation and Student Achievement

This research from Michigan State University indicates that the Common Core State Standards for mathematics, if properly implemented, can potentially improve student achievement and close achievement gaps. More »


Raising the Bar from Ready by 21 to Credentialed by 26

Student success depends on ensuring that a range of services and supports are available from multiple state agencies, says this brief from the Forum for Youth Investment. This report examines how leaders in four communities enlisted partners to commit to increasing postsecondary completion, used new data to inform planning efforts, extended their goals beyond college access to college completion, and strengthened connections between the K-12 and postsecondary systems. More »


Can Financial Aid Improve a Student’s Success at Louisiana’s Community Colleges?

Academic preparation may be a stronger predictor of college success than financial aid, according to a study by the American Institutes for Research. Findings from this report contend the amount of financial aid that students receive has no real impact on their academic success. Instead, preparation is a better forecaster. More »

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