Reports

A Matter of Degrees: Improving Graduation Rates in Four-Year Colleges and Universities

This report analyzes six-year graduation rates from every degree-granting higher education institution in the United States. It reveals deep problems in the graduation rates at four-year colleges and universities, but finds that some institutions do a much better job graduating More »

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Focus: Refuse to Lose

Today’s colleges and universities must work to foster student success. Students who enroll in a four-year residential program right out of high school are no longer the norm — and even many of those who fit this category come to More »

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Pew Hispanic Center Report: Latino Youth Finishing College

The gap in the number of Latino and white college students who graduate with a bachelor’s degree is wider even than the substantial differences in high school completion and constitutes the greatest disparity in educational outcomes between the nation’s largest More »

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Do Graduation Tests Measure Up? A Closer Look at State High School Exit Exams

High school graduation exams are in place in nearly half the states, and more than half the nation’s high school students have to pass them to earn a diploma. There have been countless commentaries about the fairness of such tests, More »

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Student Retention and Graduation: Facing the truth, living with the consequences

This paper provides a broad survey of what is known about why students leave college before completing their program of study. It also presents successful strategies for promoting retention and graduation and offers suggestions for federal policy directions to improve More »

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