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Hungry to Win

A First Look at Food and Housing Insecurity Among Student-Athletes

April 23, 2020
A new survey from The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice documents incidents of food and housing insecurity, even homelessness, among student-athletes. Two-year college athletes are more likely to experience food insecurity and homelessness than athletes at four-year colleges and universities, the survey says. More than 3,506 student-athletes participated in the survey.
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Should Colleges Invest in Machine Learning?

Comparing the Predictive Powers of Early Momentum Metrics and Machine Learning for Community College Credential Completion

April 21, 2020
A study from the Community College Research Center compares the out-of-sample predictive power of early momentum metrics with that of metrics from machine-learning-based models that employ approximately 500 predictors for community college credential completion.
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College Access and Success Are About More Than Academics

How Supports That Build Non-Academic Knowledge and Skills Improve College Readiness and Promote Attainment

March 25, 2020
A new report from College Success Arizona describes the need for supports that strengthen non-academic knowledge and social and emotional skills to boost college access and success in Arizona.
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Helping High School Students Make Good Borrowing Decisions When Borrowing for College
March 3, 2020
This report aims to help counselors and other advisers better understand differences in borrowing by race or ethnicity, program, and type of institution and navigate the factors that might influence students’ success.
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#RealCollege 2020

Five Years of Evidence on Campus Basic Needs Insecurity

Feb. 25, 2020
This report describes the results of the #RealCollege survey administered in the fall of 2019 at 227 two- and four-year institutions across the United States. It also considers the cumulative evidence on campus basic needs insecurity amassed over five surveys from 2015 to 2019. The lessons the Hope Center has learned are drawn from over…
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Open Educational Resources (OER) at Scale

The Academic and Economic Outcomes of Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree Initiative

Feb. 18, 2020
This report looks for the first time at the academic and economic outcomes of a large-scale initiative that promoted development and rollout of OER degrees. It presents new data and analyses regarding the scaling of OER course offerings and enrollments, instructor experiences, academic outcomes associated with OER course taking, and financial impacts on students and…
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What a Holistic Student Experience Actually Means

How Colleges Can Integrate Learning and Personal Growth

Jan. 22, 2020
The word “holistic” has become popular across higher education as different types of institutions focus not only on access, or enrolling a diverse population of students, but on their success academically and personally, in college and beyond. This report from The Chronicle of Higher Education offers insight into effective practices and systemic changes to support…
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Supporting the Mental Health Well-Being of High School Students
Jan. 22, 2020
To combat a lack of support for adolescents experiencing mental health challenges, schools have implemented prevention and treatment services for students. When such services are provided at school, students are more likely to seek help than if such services were provided only in the community.
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Increasing Community College Graduation Rates With a Proven Model

Three-Year Results from the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) Ohio Demonstration

Jan. 20, 2020
This report presents findings through three years from a replication of the ASAP model at three community colleges in Ohio. Low-income students were randomly assigned either to a program group, who could participate in their colleges’ new programs based closely on ASAP (called the Ohio Programs), or to a control group, who could receive the…
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Happy Together?

The Peer Effects of Dual Enrollment Students on Community College Student Outcomes

Dec. 20, 2019
Focusing on entry-level (or gateway) math and English courses and employing a two-way fixed effects model, the authors find that non-dual enrollment college enrollees exposed to a higher proportion of dual enrollment peers had lower pass rates and grades in gateway courses, higher course repetition, and lower subject persistence.
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