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No Merit in these Scholarships

This piece is an opinion editorial by the former commissioner of major league baseball, Fay Vincent. The piece focuses on the issue of merit aid and the implications for institutions and students from non-affluent families. Vincent provides an assessment of More »

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The Governance Divide: A Report on a Four-State Study on Improving College Readiness and Success

This report provides state leaders with real-world policy choices, showing the kinds of steps several states have taken, and the implications of these policy decisions over time. The report also offers recommendations to help states transform ad hoc approaches into More »

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Postsecondary Institutions in the United States: Fall 2004 and Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2003-04

This report presents information from the Fall 2004 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Web-based data collection. Data were requested from nearly 6,600 postsecondary institutions participating in Title IV federal student financial aid programs. The tables in this publication present More »

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Postsecondary Institutions in the United States: Fall 2003 and Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2002-03

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is designed to collect data from postsecondary institutions in the United States and other jurisdictions, such as Puerto Rico. For IPEDS, a postsecondary institution is defined as an organization that is open to More »

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Growing by Degrees: Online Education in the United States, 2005

Growing by Degrees: Online Education in the United States, 2005 represents the third annual report on the state of online education in U.S. Higher Education. This year’s study, like those for the previous two years, is aimed at answering some More »

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Research Report: Data Don't Drive

This report reviews benchmarking practices used in higher education, particularly those being used at community colleges, and introduces the concept of a “culture of inquiry” as a means for judging their potential value. It classifies benchmarking efforts among three types More »

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The Literacy of America's College Students

With the recent attention on accountability measures for elementary and secondary schools, accountability in institutions of higher education has been all but overlooked. This report examines the literacy of U.S. college students, providing information on how prepared these students are More »

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