The latest reports that inform Lumina’s work, as featured in
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Reports

Renewing the Promise

This report from the Institute for Research on Higher Education offers six policy steps to help states boost college attainment rates. Among the strategies outlined: Building comprehensive higher education finance policies that increase institutional productivity, investing in student financial aid More »

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Minority-Serving Institutions: Doing More with Less

Doing More with Less shares new and updated data on the fiscal realities facing MSIs compared to other institutions, despite enrolling many of the nation’s neediest students. It also highlights the efforts of several MSIs from the Lumina MSI-Models of Success program to improve the educational experience and outcomes of their students—notwithstanding the fact these institutions are under-resourced, which impacts their ability to provide a full range of academic offerings and supports. More »

Reports

Labor Intensive or Labor Intrusive?

This report from the Delta Cost Project at AIR looks at long-term employment changes on college and university campuses during the past two decades and the effect those changes have on total compensation, institutional spending patterns and, ultimately, college tuition.

Reports

Finding Common Ground to Increase Community College Completion

Collaboration is key to promoting student success, says this report from Jobs for the Future. The study, which describes how Texas education leaders joined forces with local businesses and other organizations to improve the state’s low community college completion rates, More »

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Higher Education Earnings Premium

This policy brief from the Urban Institute examines some of the different ways that the financial benefits of higher education can be measured.

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