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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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The Dreaded P Word: An Examination of Productivity in Public Postsecondary Education

What students know when they graduate from college and the value that knowledge offers to a state is of increasing interest to policymakers. This study from the Delta Cost Project shows how public colleges use available resources to produce graduates More »

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On Track to Complete?: A Taxonomy of Beginning Community College Students and Their Outcomes 3 Years After Enrolling: 2003-04 Through 2006

Not all students who enter community college set out to complete a formal program of study. This NCES study analyzes outcomes for beginning community college students according to how “directed” they are toward completing a program of study. The study More »

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Institutional Transfer and the Management of Risk in Higher Education

Many first-generation students who begin their postsecondary education at a four-year institution are at risk of leaving without a degree or “reverse transferring” to a two-year college. This working paper suggests that the strongest indicator of transfer status is a More »

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