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2009 Washington Monthly College Guide and Rankings

This publication asks not what colleges can do for you, but what colleges are doing for the country. Are they helping more economically disadvantaged students earn the credentials that the job market demands? Are they improving the quality of their More »

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Projections of Education Statistics to 2018

Lawmakers, policy experts, and education leaders are in agreement that increasing the proportion of Americans who enroll in and complete college is imperative to the nation’s economic and social prosperity. This National Center for Education Statistics study explores this challenge, More »

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The Role and Relevance of Rankings in Higher Education Policymaking

College rankings can serve as one metric for assessing institutional progress, but they are only part of the story. Instead policymakers should use rankings as part of a larger feedback loop that ultimately leads to desired changes in institutional actions More »

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WhatWillTheyLearn.com

While sometimes controversial, higher education ranking systems can be a powerful incentive to drive change and improve the quality of postsecondary institutions. This resource, from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, is a new Web site that offers a More »

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College Choices for Adults

This resource, from WCET and the Transparency by Design initiative, provides adult learners with tangible data about 12 online colleges, including information on what students are supposed to learn in the colleges’ specific fields of study and measures of whether More »

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Inequalities at the Outset: Identifying Factors that Affect Parents' Perception of Paying for College

The beliefs of parents of low-income eighth graders about higher education and financial aid help shape their children’s future college aspirations and serve as a key predictor of whether these children eventually enroll in college, says a study by Deborah More »

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College and Career Ready for All

When low-income and working-class families of color recently gathered at a San Francisco Unified School District board meeting, they told school leaders that college and career paths should be for everyone, not just a select few. Their unified message of More »

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