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Report | Adult Degree Completion

Is College Worth It For Me? How Adults Without Degrees Think About Going (Back) to School

A new report from Public Agenda examines the expectations, attitudes and needs of adults who think about earning postsecondary credentials after years of being away from the classroom. The report suggests that many of these prospective college students need better information and resources to make more informed decisions when choosing a college or program. More » More »

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Completing College: A State-Level View of Student Attainment Rates

A new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center offers state-by-state data on the various pathways that students take to earn degrees and certificates. Nationally, the study says 13 percent of students who begin at four-year public institutions completed More »

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Higher Education Tax Reform

A report from the Consortium of Higher Education Tax Reform offers what it calls “common sense, easy-to-implement recommendations” to simplify and better target tax-based aid and increase use and awareness of higher education tax credits. More »

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STEM Attrition: College Students’ Paths Into and Out of STEM Fields

Approximately half of bachelor’s degree candidates in science, technology, engineering and math leave the field before completing a college degree, says a report from the National Center for Education Statistics. More »

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Reports | Apprenticeships

Training for Success

At a time when too many American workers lack the education and training to secure well-paying, middle-class jobs, apprenticeships may hold great promise for addressing the nation’s economic challenges, contends this report from the Center for American Progress. More »

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Reports | California Education Policy

Boosting California’s Postsecondary Education Performance

A new report from the Committee for Economic Development reviews the financial, economic and demographic challenges facing California colleges and universities, along with recommendations for improvement. More »

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Report | College Readiness

Rethinking 12th Grade

A policy brief from Jobs for the Future and the Community College Research Center offers perspectives from various education experts on ways to ensure that all 12th graders are college and career ready. More »

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