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    • A Different Viewpoint on Student Retention 

      Scott Swail, Watson (Educational Policy Institute, 2014-06-01)
      Although student retention, persistence, and graduation is a high priority for institutions and policymakers, graduation rates are not improving. Nowadays, more students from first-generation and low-income backgrounds ...
    • A Glimpse Inside the Coffers: Endowment Spending at Wealthy Colleges and Universities 

      Howard Nichols, Andrew; Santos, Jose Luis (The Education Trust, 2016-08-01)
      This report makes a strong argument, that despite what some leaders at wealthy institutions may say, dedicating more endowment assets toward supporting low-income students is sorely needed and is doable. And in some ...
    • A Leg Up: How A Privileged Minority Is Graduating Without Debt 

      Huelsman, Mark (Demos, 2016-07-06)
      The rapid and unrelenting rise in student debt over the past decade has put college affordability and student loan policy at the forefront of the national political conversation. As policymakers begin to develop comprehensive ...
    • A Service Science Perspective on Higher Education Linking Service Productivity Theory and Higher Education Reform 

      Lusch, Robert; Wu, Christopher (Center for American Progress, 2012-08-01)
      Policymakers are currently wrestling with fundamental but complex questions about the future of higher education, including how to hold colleges responsible for the billions of dollars in federal financial aid money they ...
    • Access to Attainment: An Access Agenda for 21st Century College Students 

      Miller, Abby; Valle, Katherine; Engle, Jennifer; Cooper, Michelle (Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2014-12-01)
      This report examines the challenges facing 21st century students and presents strategies for addressing these challenges through policy- and practice-based solutions at the institutional, state and national levels. ...
    • Accountability for Access and Success in the Higher Education Act 

      The Education Trust (The Education Trust, 2014-09-01)
      Equity-focused accountability has the potential to refocus our higher education system on its most important purpose: successful outcomes for all groups of students. Congress must build upon current policy to create an ...
    • Achieving the Dream in Connecticut: State Policies Affecting Access to, and Success in, Community Colleges for Students of Color and Low-Income Students 

      Reid, Monica; Dougherty, Kevin J. (Community College Research Center Teachers College, Columbia University, 2006-11-11)
      Connecticut is one of two states in the second round of the Achieving the Dream initiative. In joining the initiative along with Ohio, it brings in a northern state that is quite different from the five southern and ...
    • Achieving the Dream in Ohio: State Policies Affecting Access to, and Success in, Community Colleges for Students of Color and Low-Income Students 

      Dougherty, Kevin J.; Soonachan, Andrea; Marshall, James W. (Community College Research Center Teachers College, Columbia University, 2006-11-11)
      Ohio is one of two states in the second round of the Achieving the Dream initiative. In joining the initiative along with Connecticut, it brings in a northern Midwestern state that is quite different from the five southern ...
    • Affordability and Transfer: Critical to Increasing Baccalaureate Degree Completion 

      The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education (The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2011-06-01)
      This report addresses baccalaureate degree completion and the vital role of community colleges as the entry point for many students seeking bachelor’s degrees. It focuses particularly on states with rapidly growing young ...
    • African Americans, Student Debt, and Financial Security 

      Demos (Demos, 2016-10-19)
      This report provides key data on African Americans and student debt, depicting both the outsized effect of student debt on African Americans, and illustrating why reforming our higher education system to enable students ...
    • Aiding Success The Role Of Federal And State Financial Aid In Supporting California Community College Students 

      Campbell, Colleen; Cochrane, Debbie; Love, Ivy; Bruecker. Ellie (Association of Community Colleges Trustees, 2017)
      Although tuition and fees at community colleges are less expensive than in other sectors, students still struggle to cover their full cost of attendance, which totals approximately $17,000 per year. Students whose resources ...
    • Aligning Student And Institution Incentives In Higher Education Finance 

      Johnson, Nate (Lumina Foundation, 2016-06-01)
      Nationally, the primary driver of revenue for colleges and institutions is the credit hour, a measure of short-term student enrollment. Credit hours produce revenue for institutions through primarily through the tuition ...
    • Asian American And Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions: Areas Of Growth, Innovation, And Collaboration 

      National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) (National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE), 2012)
      Our system of higher education must realize a fundamentally different approach to teaching and learning because of our nation’s rapidly changing demography. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders represent the fastest growing ...
    • Assessing Underserved Students’ Engagement in High-Impact Practices 

      Finley, Ashley; McNair, Tia (Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2013-11-13)
      This report presents findings from a research that investigated the impact of engagement in high-impact practices on traditionally underserved populations (defined here as first-generation, minority, transfer, and low-income ...
    • Balancing Work and Learning: Implications for Low-Income Students 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole (Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2018-08-27)
      Over the past half century, the relationship between working and learning has changed in profound ways that have made it more difficult for students, especially students from low-income backgrounds, to attain the right mix ...
    • Barriers to Higher Education Attainment: Students’ Unmet Basic Needs 

      Rose, Amy (California Budget & Policy Center, 2018-05-01)
      College attainment is associated with higher incomes for individuals, greater revenue for the state and local governments, and improved outcomes for communities such as lower crime rates and better health. The 21st century ...
    • Beyond Financial Aid How colleges can strengthen the financial stability of low-income students and improve student outcomes 

      Chaplot, Priyadarshini; Cooper, Darla M.; Johnstone, Rob; Karandjeff, Kelley (Lumina Foundation, 2015-06-01)
      Beyond Financial Aid (BFA) is a toolkit designed to help two- and four-year institutions close attainment gaps for low-income students. BFA expands the concept of “financial supports” for college beyond grants, scholarships ...
    • Beyond Tuition 

      CAP Postsecondary Education Team (Center for American Progress, 2018-06-01)
      More than 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson took the stage at what was then known as Southwest Texas State College to sign the first Higher Education Act. “To thousands of young men and women, this act means the path ...
    • Black + Brown: Institutions of Higher Education 

      Excelencia in Education; United Negro College Fund (Excelencia in Education; United Negro College Fund, 2014-09-01)
      Seeing the critical national importance of examining the profile of Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) alongside historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Excelencia in Education, in partnership with the ...
    • The Burden of Non-Tuition Costs 

      Eckerson Peters, Eleanor; Voight, Mamie; Roberson, Amanda Janice (The Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2018)
      Tuition and fees comprise only a portion of students’ college costs. Students must also pay for housing, food, and child care—expenses that can’t be put on hold while they’re enrolled. Repeatedly in our conversations, ...