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Performance Funding 2.0

A working paper from the Community College Research Center examines a new direction in the performance funding movement—Performance Funding 2.0. The paper includes an analysis of Performance Funding 2.0 efforts in three states—Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee—and their progress to shift More »


The Rising Cost of Not Going to College

Despite rising tuition costs, a four-year college degree has never been more valuable, says new data from the Pew Research Center. The report shows that an older millennial with a college degree is earning a median full-time salary of $45,500 More »


Aspirations to Achievement

A new study on engagement and student outcomes says black and Hispanic males attending community colleges are less likely to obtain an associate degree than their white male counterparts, despite the fact minority males are the most engaged in and More »


What America Needs to Know About Higher Education Redesign

When it comes to hiring employees, business leaders say the knowledge and skills of job candidates far outweigh where they attended school or their college major. This and other findings are part of the third annual Gallup/Lumina Foundation poll on 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.


The College Completion Agenda: Practical Approaches for Reaching the Big Goal: New Directions for Community Colleges

This volume provides practical ways colleges can focus on the College Completion Agenda. Originally begun as an economic workforce issue for the Obama administration, the College Completion Agenda has been adopted by myriad educational institutions, public and private funders, and others. More »

AmericaÕs College Drop-Out Epidemic: Understanding the College D

America’s College Drop-Out Epidemic

Some students who are on track to a four-year degree may increase their chances of success by starting at a community college, contends a new paper from the American Institutes of Research. The paper’s findings say this is especially true More »

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