Reports

Beyond the Rhetoric: Improving College Readiness Through Coherent State Policy

Every year, nearly 60 percent of first-year college students discover they are unprepared for postsecondary studies. This report, from the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education and the Southern Regional Education Board, outlines recommendations to help states implement More »

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Undocumented Students in the College Admission Process

Lack of documentation is not deterring undocumented students from their college aspirations. This report from the National Association for College Admission Counseling shows that undocumented students are actively pursuing postsecondary education at various institutions, including some of the most selective More »

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Minorities and the Recession-Era College Enrollment Boom

Enrollment for college freshmen rose 6 percent in 2008 to a record 2.6 million, according to this report from the Pew Research Center. It credits the increase largely to rising minority enrollment.

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Rebalancing the Mission: The Community College Completion Challenge

This report, from the American Association of Community Colleges, identifies three areas where community colleges can modify their missions to improve student persistence and success: course enrollment, course completion, and certificate and degree completion.

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Rewarding Strivers: Helping Low-Income Students Succeed in College

This publication, from The Century Foundation, examines how better financial aid and admissions policies may help more disadvantaged students access highly selective colleges and universities. The book includes an analysis from Anthony Carnevale of Georgetown University’s Center on Education and More »

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Trends in College Spending: 1998-2008

Colleges’ share of spending on recreation is rising more quickly than spending on instruction, according to this report from The Delta Cost Project. Separately, the group unveiled an online database to monitor college costs and expenditures of more than 2,300 More »

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A Portrait of Low-Income Young Adults in Higher Education

Without including low-income young adults in postsecondary education, the nation cannot achieve higher education-attainment goals and the anticipated economic boost created by a more educated workforce. This report, from the Institute for Higher Education Policy, examines whether low-income young adults More »

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