Ninety-three percent of middle school students say their goal is to attend college. However, only 44 percent enroll in college and 26 percent graduate with a college diploma within six years of enrolling, according to this fact sheet from the National High School Center. More »
The class of 2011 is more prepared for college, but America still has a long way to go before all high school graduates are deemed ready for college or a career, says this publication from ACT. The report shows that while minorities are making gains in college preparedness, Hispanics and Blacks continue to behind Whites in meeting ACT’s college-preparedness benchmarks. More »
Students are not getting the college-going support they need from adults and institutions soon enough, according to this publication, from What Kids Can Do, the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Public Education Foundation and the Alliance for Education. Watch videos of students discussing 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.
This publication, from The Education Trust, makes the case that leading public universities are failing at enrolling and developing students from low-income families and underrepresented minority groups. The report finds that overall flagships direct financial aid to wealthy students who More »
With Their Whole Lives Ahead of Them: Myths and Realities About Why So Many Students Fail to Finish College
The No. 1 reason many young adults drop out of college is an inability to juggle school, work and basic living expenses, according to this Public Agenda report. The report provides suggestions that can make it easier for working students More »
The United States is facing a dramatic demographic challenge: Young Latinos are the fastest-growing segment of the population, and they are the least likely to graduate from college. Experts say the future of the American economy is at stake, because More »
“Near-peer” mentoring and other innovative efforts help widen the college track. In this issue, read about programs increasing college access and success in Maine, Virginia, North Carolina, Washington state and at the national level.
Are young people getting effective college help from high school guidance systems? The answer is “no” according to this report from Public Agenda. Part of the issue is the disproportionate student-to-counselor ratio in most states, but the report also suggests More »
Most first-year students feel welcome at college, yet some report they still lack essential information and supports for academic success. This report, from the Center for Community College Student Engagement, provides six benchmarks to help colleges develop practices that promote More »