The latest reports that inform Lumina’s work, as featured in
our newsletter.

Reports

Promoting Persistence Through Comprehensive Student Supports

This study from Jobs for the Future highlights several promising academic supports and other strategies that colleges and universities are using to help underprepared and non-traditional learners access, persist and succeed in higher education. HYPERLINK “http://www.jff.org/sites/default/files/publications/materials/Promoting-Persistence-Through-Comprehensive-Student-Supports%20_031814.pdf” More

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The Impact of Financial Aid on College Access & Success

Using San Antonio as a model, a new case study from Excelencia in Education examines what can happen when communities partner across different sectors and institutions to remove financial aid as a barrier for Latino students to pursue postsecondary education.

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The Plummeting Labor Market Fortunes of Teens and Young Adults

To reduce youth joblessness, a new report by the Brookings Institution suggests integrating work-based learning opportunities into high school and college, expanding apprenticeships and linking high school to postsecondary educational credentials. HYPERLINK “http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/reports/2014/03/14%20youth%20workforce/youth_workforce_report_final” More

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Report Maps College Completion Rates of Student Veterans

More than half of veterans who used the GI Bill completed a vocational credential or college degree from 2002 through 2013, according to a report by the Student Veterans of America. The study, Million Records Project Data, says approximately one More »

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Rankings, Institutional Behavior, and College and University Choice

An issue brief from the American Council on Education suggests that college rankings often have detrimental effects on institutions and that students—particularly low-income students—do not even use rankings when making college decisions. HYPERLINK “http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Documents/Rankings-Institutional-Behavior-and-College-and-University-Choice.pdf” More

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