Gains in college preparation have not translated into significantly higher rates of student success. This Achieving the Dream policy brief describes indicators that states can use to more effectively track student performance and evaluate interventions more effectively.
Colleges and universities should place less emphasis on standardized testing for admissions decisions, according to this report by the National Association for College Admission Counseling. It contends the quality of a high school curriculum and grades achieved are better predictors More »
A framework by Casey Family Programs for program enhancement to improve higher ed outcomes for students from foster care.
This report from Excelencia in Education examines how eight Hispanic-serving institutions located along the U.S./Mexico border are leading the nation in Latino college enrollment and degree attainment. The strategies profiled may help other postsecondary institutions increase college access and success More »
This report updates WICHE’s annual report on tuition and mandatory fees at public institutions in its 15-state region. It provides an institution-by-institution review of tuition changes for the current academic year and affirms recent studies on rising college costs.
The pathway to college is increasingly more complex for community college students. This issue of Data Notes examines the transfer rates of Achieving the Dream colleges and the enrollment patterns of students who transfer to another institution either before or More »
The changing face of the nation’s economy means jobs that once required a high school diploma now demand a baccalaureate-level education. This report from the Office of Community College Research and Leadership shows how the applied baccalaureate degree is a More »
The economic downturn, state budget deficits, tuition increases, undocumented students and college readiness are among the top 10 policy issues most likely to affect public higher education in 2009, according to this list from the American Association of State Colleges More »
Other nations are advancing more quickly than the United States in preparing citizens for college success according to this report from the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. The report card grades all 50 states on five areas: More »
Nearly $90 billion is spent annually on higher education, yet U.S. college completion rates remain far behind other industrialized nations. This report from the National Conference of State Legislatures calls on state lawmakers to refocus funding strategies on the number More »