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One Step from the Finish Line: Higher College Graduation Rates are Within Our Reach

This report explains College Results Online, a new, interactive, Web-based data tool. It guides readers on how to use this tool and highlights the strategies of some successful colleges and universities.

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Engaging Students, Challenging the Odds

Each year,the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) presents the results of its annual survey. These results give community colleges objective and relevant data about students’ experiences at their colleges so they can better understand how effectively they are More »

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Focus: Lifelong Lessons

Nontraditional students are becoming the norm in postsecondary institutions around the country as adults seek postsecondary education in growing numbers. Adult programs are now found in diverse types of institutions that are responding to the varied needs of adult students. More »

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Accountability for Better Results: A National Imperative for Higher Education

This report provides recommendations from the National Commission on Accountability in Higher Education to address the urgent and growing needs of the American people for excellent higher education. These recommendations honor the different roles and responsibilities within our system, while More »

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Addressing the Needs of Under-Prepared Students in Higher Education: Does College Remediation Work?

Approximately one-third of entering postsecondary students require remedial or developmental work before entering college-level courses. However, little is known about the causal impact of remediation on student outcomes. Who should be placed in remediation, and how does it affect their More »

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Illuminations: Data Don't Drive

Community colleges can use data to improve their service to students. Review a range of data-based benchmarking practices and learn how these benchmarking practices can improve student learning and help students complete their courses of study.

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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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