Dual enrollment programs, in which high school students take courses for college credit, may increase college participation rates of students who would not otherwise be college-bound, concludes this report from the Blackboard Institute. It examines emerging dual-enrollment programs for 21st More »
Even during a recession, a college degree offers a better buffer from unemployment, according to this College Board report. In 2009, the unemployment rate of college graduates 25 and older was 4.6 percent versus 9.7 percent for high school graduates.
Lumina Foundation Board Chair Marie McDemmond Talks With Amos Brown About Increasing Americans In Higher Ed
Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation is embarking on a major effort to make sure over 60% of American adults get post secondary degrees by 2025. One of the spearheads of that effort is a dynamic veteran African-American educator Dr. Marie McDemmond, Lumina’s More »
The cost quandary (Fall 2010) Hard times intensify the nation’s urgent need for college graduates.
Jamie Merisotis, President/CEO of Lumina Foundation, brings discussion around the Big Goal and how to get there to social news site Huffington Post.
Merisotis tells business leaders in Louisville, talent is key in meeting demands of the global economy and college credentials aren’t just about filling jobs, they also create jobs. More »
This publication examines postsecondary education achievement nationally and state-by-state and tracks progress in Lumina’s “Big Goal” of a 60 percent attainment rate by 2025. The report includes individual profiles on two- and four-year degree attainment for all 50 states, with More »
Colleges should be judged not just on enrollment and graduation rates but on what students do after they leave, according to this publication. The guide’s alternative ranking system rates colleges and universities on how well they recruit and graduate low-income More »