The latest reports that inform Lumina’s work, as featured in
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From Community College to University: Expectations for Californi

From Community College to University

Legislation in California in 2010 required state community colleges to create a special degree that would ease the transition of students to the California State University (CSU) system and, ultimately, increase the number of college graduates in the state. A More »


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.

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Strengthening the STEM Pipeline

Small and midsize private colleges are outpacing many larger, public institutions in helping undergraduate students persist and complete their degrees in science, technology, mathematics, or engineering fields, says this report by the Council of Independent Colleges.

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Governors’ Top Education Issues

This policy brief from the Education Commission of the States highlights governors’ 2014 state-of-the-state addresses and their plans to increase the quality and availability of education—from preschool through postsecondary—as a way to spur economic growth and enhance the quality of More »

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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.


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 »

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CTE Dual Enrollment: A Strategy for College Completion & Workforce Investment

Dual-enrollment courses with a career technical education focus are gaining popularity with students—something that should help states fulfill their college completion and workforce goals, says a report from the Education Commission for the States. The study offers several policy recommendations More »

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