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College access

Aspirations, Access and Attainment in Widening Participation: International Perspectives and an Agenda for Change

In an increasingly globalized market economy and in the face of recent seismic economic, political and social change around the world, it is imperative to both secure existing talent within our populations and uncover and nurture new sources of talent. The series of essays featured in this book will explore, anticipate, and highlight themes underpinning a global movement towards a step-change in thinking, strategies, and policies – one that places youth and students from around the world at its heart. More »

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Readiness

College and Career Readiness: A Quick Stats Fact Sheet

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 »

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Insight

Information and College Access: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment

Do information campaigns on the value of postsecondary education really resonate with economically disadvantaged students? Yes, according to this working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research. The study, conducted by two Canadian researchers, examines the relationship between information and college access. More »

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Community colleges

Dreaming Big: What Community Colleges Can Do to Help Undocumented Immigrant Youth Achieve their Potential

Community colleges have long been at the forefront in promoting increased educational access and attainment for undocumented students, says this report from the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education. The report examines exemplary practices of community colleges that are improving educational prospects of undocumented students. More »

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Data

Hispanic Student Enrollments Reach New Heights in 2011

This report from the Pew Hispanic Center shows more Latino students are enrolling in college, with 16.5 percent of college students now Latino. Five years ago, Latinos represented 11 percent of the college population. More »

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