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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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2009 Annual Report

Lumina’s Goal 2025 calls for increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by the year 2025. Our 2009 annual report tracks the early progress.

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Hispanics, High School Dropouts and the GED

Hispanic high school dropouts are far less likely to earn General Educational Development credentials than White or Black high school dropouts, contends this report from the Pew Hispanic Center. Among Hispanic dropouts, some 21 percent of the native born have More »

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