The College Completion Agenda: Practical Approaches for Reaching the Big Goal: New Directions for Community Colleges
This volume provides practical ways colleges can focus on the College Completion Agenda. Originally begun as an economic workforce issue for the Obama administration, the College Completion Agenda has been adopted by myriad educational institutions, public and private funders, and others. More »
To inform and support state-level, institutional and community actions to increase Latino college completion, Excelencia in Education releases an executive summary and research-based fact sheets detailing the current status of Latino college attainment in all 50 states and the country. More »
How Students are Making It: Perspectives on Getting Through College from Recent Graduates of the Boston Public Schools
Insight into the low college-completion rates of Boston Public Schools graduates is the focus this report from the Boston Foundation. Based on surveys and interviews with students, the report explores the similarities and differences among students who are struggling academically and those who are succeeding in college. More »
Improved college-completion rates are critical to our nation’s future. At the same time, states cannot understand this challenge or target areas for policy changes without better data. This publication, from the National Governors Association, provides a set of common college-completion More »
This publication, from Complete College America, highlights the value of certificate programs, offering insight on how practical and often underutilized credentials can provide graduates with rapid postsecondary achievement and portable skills and knowledge.
At four-year colleges and universities, academic preparation is the biggest factor in determining student success, according to this report. For students at two-year institutions, financial aid is the strongest predictor of degree completion, the study says.
Not enough students in the South enroll in college immediately after high school, and too many students who start two- and four-year degrees and certificates do not finish, says this report from the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). This report More »
The United States spends more than it did 20 years ago on postsecondary education yet continues to see stagnant, if not declining, college-completion rates. Why? According to this white paper from authors Sara Goldrick-Rab and Douglas Harris, the reason may More »
Lumina’s Jamie Merisotis responds to a question in the National Journal’s experts’ blog on the Community College and Career Training Grant program.
Online learning is flexible and convenient, but does it actually improve college access and success rates, especially for low-income and underprepared students? This working paper from the Community College Research Center explores why many students struggle in online coursework and how public policy and institutional practice can be leveraged to better meet students’ needs. More »