Finishing the First Lap: The Cost of First-Year Student Attrition in America's Four-Year Colleges and Universities
This report from the American Institutes for Research shows that during a five-year span, state and federal governments spent more than $9 billion on students who did not return for their second year at a four-year college or university. It More »
Student debt is a problem that keeps getting bigger. This report, from the Education Sector, says students are not only borrowing more but also taking on the riskiest debt: unregulated private student loans.
Changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid may not be enough to help more low-income students get aid to attend and complete college, says this report from the Institute for College Access & Success. The study examines the More »
Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in the United States: Fall 2009, Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2008-09, and 12-Month Enrollment 2008-09
This report, from the National Center for Education Statistics, offers in-depth data on college pricing, degrees conferred, and enrollment figures from more than 6,700 postsecondary institutions.
Increasing college completion rates of Latinos is key to achieving the nation’s education attainment goals. This Excelencia in Education publication examines the current higher education state of Latinos and suggests changes to successfully produce more graduates who can meet the More »
See what higher education leaders, college presidents, and policymakers have to say about increasing productivity in higher education – graduating more students within existing resources while maintaining quality.
Adult Learners Research - Opening Doors: Students' Perspectives on Juggling Work, Family, and College — Overview
Many people who could benefit from community college programs either do not enroll or drop out before completing their coursework. This study uses information gathered in focus groups at six community colleges from current, former, and potential students (most of More »