Reports

Unequal Opportunity: Disparities in College Access Among the 50 States

This report examines why college opportunity is unequal among states and for students within states and compares these differences by state.

Reports

Making the Grade in College Prep: A Guide for Improving College Preparation Courses

If the United States is to remain a world leader in the global economy, a systemic framework must be developed to enable access for those who have been traditionally denied the benefits of a postsecondary education. This report draws on More »

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Held Back: How Student Aid Programs Fail Working Adults

This is the final report of a project investigating how state and federal post-secondary student aid programs might better support the education and training needs of working adults whose family and job responsibilities often limit their eligibility for conventional student More »

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New Agenda Series: Meeting the Access Challenge

This study examines the effects of the Twenty-first Century Scholars Program on college enrollment and persistence. Specifically, it focuses on the program’s impact on students in the high school graduating class of 1999. Key findings include: Scholars were more likely More »

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Illuminations: Meeting the Access Challenge

Low-income students face two main obstacles to college access: insufficient financial aid and inadequate academic preparation. This publication examines a program that has been shown to improve postsecondary opportunity for low-income students.

Reports

Leaks in the Postsecondary Pipeline: A Survey of Americans

This survey shows that most Americans recognize that a college degree is critical for economic success, yet they also believe that our education system is failing to prepare young people for higher education. The survey was released at Double the More »

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Academic Preparation and Postsecondary Success of First-Generation Students

This report examines the high school preparation and postsecondary persistence of first-generation students — those students whose parents had no education beyond high school — and compares them with students whose parents went to college. The analyses address the following More »

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