Since 1980, college-going rates for students of all racial and ethnic groups increased by double-digit percentage points, according to this report from the National Center for Education Statistics. A much higher percentage of Black students were enrolled at for-profit colleges, More »
A deliberate, intense focus is needed to redirect the current educational trajectory for young Black males, according to this report from the Schott Foundation for Public Education. The report shows that only 47 percent of Black males graduated from high More »
Student debt is a problem that keeps getting bigger. This report, from the Education Sector, says students are not only borrowing more but also taking on the riskiest debt: unregulated private student loans.
This brief, from the Education Trust, identifies public and private four-year institutions that appear to serve their black and white students equally well—that is, where both groups graduate at similar rates. It also identify public and private institutions that have More »
This brief, from the Education Trust, calls attention to the colleges and universities that are serving Hispanic students well, as evidenced by small or nonexistent graduation-rate gaps between Hispanic and white students. It also examines institutions with particularly large gaps—the More »
Building on the movement to boost U.S. college degree completion rates, this report from the College Board, tracks the nation’s progress of getting more citizens to earn college degrees. The report offers states 10 policymaking strategies to improve degree completion.
Achieving U.S. college-attainment goals is impossible without significant progress in Latinos’ college completion rates. This report, from Excelencia in Education, aims to develop and deploy a “policy roadmap” to accelerate Latino college-degree completion.
Changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid may not be enough to help more low-income students get aid to attend and complete college, says this report from the Institute for College Access & Success. The study examines the More »
Although community colleges are essential in meeting national college-attainment goals, they continue to be dramatically underfunded, according to this report. The funding inequities are affecting student services and the ability of two-year institutions to accept all applicants, the report says.
State Outlook: Fiscal and State Policy Issues Affecting Postsecondary Education, from the Association of American Colleges and Universities
Increased tuition, department and program consolidations, capped enrollments, and larger class sizes have become the norm for state higher education institutions, according to this report from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.