The Collection of Higher Education Policy for Minorities contains a variety of open access resources that provide a comprehensive and balanced view on higher education policy analysis for minorities in the United States. This Collection aims to disseminate high quality research to encourage the academic community, policymakers, and the public to engage and improve educational aspects and challenges that minority groups face. The collection contains population characterizations and policy analysis especially for the following minority groups: Latin American students, African American students, and Asian students. The selected materials come from approximately 70 organizations at the international, national, and local levels, as well as public, profit and non-profit organizations. The materials particularly focus on issues related to higher education access, educational attainment, educational financing, admission process and retention policies, cultural mismatch, socioeconomic barriers, and normative analyzes of educational equity. Most resources are available in English, but there are a few available in Spanish.

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  • Green Lights and Red Tape - Improving Access to Financial Aid at California’s Community Colleges 

    Cochrane, Deborah Frankle; Hernández-Gravelle, Hilda; Shireman, Robert; Asher, Lauren; Irons, Edie; Luna De La Rosa, Mari; Bogan, Erin (The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS), 2007-12-01)
    Financial aid can encourage students to enroll in college and increase their odds of academic success. While the California community colleges (CCCs) have very low fees, which are waived for most low-income students, the ...
  • Adding it all up 2012: Are net price calculators easy to find, use, and compare? 

    Cheng, Diane; Asher, Lauren; Abernathy, Pauline; Cochrane, Debbie; Thompson, Jessica (The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS), 2012-10-01)
    Nearly all U.S. colleges were required by law to post net price calculators on their websites by October 29, 2011. In the March 2011 issue brief, Adding It All Up: An Early Look at Net Price Calculators, the Institute for ...
  • Squeeze Play: How Parents and the Public Look at Higher Education Today 

    Immerwahr, John; Johnson, Jean (The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2007)
    Traditionally, the United States higher education system has been the envy of the world for its high quality, accessibility to millions of Americans, ability to train generations of skilled workers, and its contribution ...
  • At What Cost? How Community Colleges That Do Not Offer Federal Loans Put Students At Risk 

    The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) (The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS), 2014-07-01)
    Each year, millions of college students borrow money to help bridge the gap between college costs and available income, savings, and grants. Experts all agree that, for those who need to borrow to pay for college, federal ...
  • States of Denial Where Community College Students Lack Access to Federal Student Loans 

    The Institute for College Access and Success (TICA) (The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS), 2016-06-01)
    Every year, millions of college students borrow money to help bridge the gap between college costs and available income, savings, and grants. Experts agree that, for those who need to borrow to pay for college, federal ...
  • On the Verge: Costs and Tradeoffs Facing Community College Students 

    Cochrane, Debbie; Szabo-Kubitz, Laura (The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS), 2006-04-01)
    In 2015, TICAS partnered with 22 California community colleges (CCCs) to survey students on their expenses, their aid, and the choices they make when their resources do not stretch far enough. About 12,000 students responded ...
  • Great Expectations: How Californians View Higher Education 

    Immerwahr, John (The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2000-08-01)
    Great Expectations: How Californians View Higher Education is part of a broader effort of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education and Public Agenda to stimulate a public discussion about the role of ...
  • Great Expectations: How Pennsylvanians View Higher Education 

    Immerwahr, John (The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2000-05-01)
    Great Expectations: How Pennsylvanians View Higher Education is part of a broader effort of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education and Public Agenda to stimulate a public discussion about the role of ...
  • Great Expectations: How Floridians View Higher Education 

    Immerwahr, John (The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2000-08-01)
    Great Expectations: How Floridians View Higher Education is part of a broader effort of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education and Public Agenda to stimulate a public discussion about the role of colleges ...
  • Great Expectations: How Coloradans View Higher Education 

    Immerwahr, John (The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2000-08-01)
    Great Expectations: How Coloradans View Higher Education is part of a broader effort of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education and Public Agenda to stimulate a public discussion about the role of colleges ...
  • Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy Act - Bridge Act 

    United States Congress (United States Congress, 2017-01-12)
    A bill to provide a provisional protected presence to qualified individuals who came to the United States as children.
  • Great Expectations: How the Public and Parents—White, African American and Hispanic— View Higher Education 

    Immerwahr, John; Foleno, Tony (The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2000-05-01)
    Great Expectations was a survey that the Public Agenda organization conducted to probe the public’s attitudes and opinions about higher education. This survey was unique in selectively oversampling to reach a group most ...
  • Case Study of Utah Higher Education 

    Reeves Bracco, Kathy; Martinez, Mario (The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2005-04-01)
    The Case Study of Utah Higher Education examines higher education policies in Utah in order to better understand the state’s generally good performance in Measuring Up 2004: The National Report Card on Higher Education. ...
  • With Diploma in Hand: Hispanic High School Seniors Talk About Their Future 

    Immerwahr, John (The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2003-06-01)
    The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, and Public Agenda, conducted focus groups in several states to better understand the gap between the high educational aspirations of Hispanic parents for their ...
  • Purposes, Policies, Performance Higher Education and the Fulfillment of a State’s Public Agenda 

    The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education (The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2003-02-01)
    In the United States, the primary responsibility for education lies with individual states. To be sure, the federal government plays an enabling role, particularly in higher education; its programs of financial aid and ...
  • The Affordability of Higher Education: A Review of Recent Survey Research 

    Immerwahr, John (The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2002-05-01)
    In 2001, the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education asked Public Agenda, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization, to review available surveys on public opinion related to the affordability of American ...
  • Great Expectations: How New Yorkers View Higher Education 

    Immerwahr, John (The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2002-10-01)
    Great Expectations: How New Yorkers View Higher Education is part of a broader effort of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education and Public Agenda to stimulate a public discussion about the role of ...
  • Checks and Balances at Work: The Restructuring of Virginia’s Public Higher Education System 

    Couturier, Lara K. (The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2006-06-01)
    How one state and its institutions realigned their efforts in order to pull together? Lara Couturier explains this issue in this report. She relates in detail how an almost routine conflict in 2002 over who should set ...
  • The Iron Triangle: College Presidents Talk about Costs, Access, and Quality 

    Immerwahr, John; Johnson, Jean; Gasbarra, Paul (The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2008-10-01)
    “The Iron Triangle” is a small-scale exploratory piece of research that explores the perspective of college and university presidents. It examines the views of more than two dozen presidents who shared their thoughts in ...
  • American Higher Education: How Does It Measure Up for the 21st Century? 

    Hunt Jr, James B.; Tierney, Thomas J. (The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2006-05-01)
    This report compiles two essays by former Governor James B. Hunt Jr. and business leader Thomas J. Tierney. Both lay out in succinct fashion the requirements of both the nation and the states for new and higher levels of ...

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