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 »
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.
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 »
The Financial Aid Challenge: Successful Practices That Address the Underutilization of Financial Aid in Community Colleges
Community colleges serve the most financially disadvantaged students, yet too many qualified students do not receive enough financial help, concludes this College Board report. It includes success stories and recommendations to help community college leaders increase the number of students More »
While the percentage of students earning bachelor’s degrees is increasing, so, too, are the gaps in bachelor’s degree attainment between White students and their Black and Hispanic counterparts. According to this publication, from the National Center for Education Statistics, the More »
A year-long effort to define a common set of academic standards culminated on June 2 with this final version of the Common Core State Standards. The standards establish consistent learning goals across states to help students graduate from high school More »
According to this resource from the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of U.S. residents with at least a bachelor’s degree climbed 34 percent between 1999 and 2009, from 43.8 million to 58.6 million.