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Author(s):Scrivener, S., Weiss, M., Sommo, C., and Fresques, H.
Title:What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
Source:http://www.mdrc.org/publications/637/full.pdf
Date:2012
Organization:MDRC
Short Description:The City University of New York’s (CUNY’s) Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) is an uncommonly multifaceted and long-term program designed to help community college students graduate. This report presents very promising early findings from a random assignment study of ASAP at three CUNY community colleges.
Annotation:The City University of New York’s (CUNY’s) Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), launched in 2007 with funding from Mayor Bloomberg’s Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO), is an uncommonly multifaceted and long-term program designed to help community college students graduate. ASAP requires students to attend college full time and provides a rich array of supports and incentives for up to three years, with a goal of graduating at least 50 percent of students within three years. Unlike many programs, ASAP aims to simultaneously address multiple barriers to student success over many semesters. The program model includes some block-scheduled classes for ASAP students for the first year of the program; an ASAP seminar for at least the first year, which covers such topics as goal-setting and academic planning; comprehensive advisement; tutoring; career services; a tuition waiver that covers any gap between a student’s financial aid and tuition and fees; free MetroCards for use on public transportation; and free use of textbooks. This report presents very promising early findings from a random assignment study of ASAP at three CUNY community colleges: Borough of Manhattan, Kingsborough, and LaGuardia. For the study, ASAP targets low-income students who need one or two developmental (remedial) courses to build their reading, writing, or math skills. The study compares ASAP with regular services and classes at the colleges.
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Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
College access, financial aid, and college success for undergraduates from foster care
Part II: Institutional strategies, strategies to increase student success
College access in Indiana and the United States 2007: Improving college access and success for Indiana adults 25 and over
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
Return on investment: Educational choices and demographic change in California's future
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
Camino de la universidad: The road to college
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
Is student success labeled institutional failure? Student goals and graduation rates in the accountability debate at community colleges
A supporting role: How accreditors can help promote the success of community college students
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
Improving educational opportunties for students who work
Collegiate learning assessement project
The path through graduate school: A longitudinal examination 10 years after bachelor’s degree
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
Opening doors to earning credentials: Impressions of community college access and retention from low-wage workers
Indiana's 21st century scholars: A new community college system and college prep curriculum are improving the state's position
Adult learning focused institution (ALFI) initiative
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Redesigning the ninth-grade experience: Reduce failure, improve achievement, and increase high school graduation rates
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
Project stepping stone: A college preparation program for Hispanic youth
Low-income students and college success: More than money
A college access contract
What works in remediation: Lessons from 30 years of research
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
State merit aid programs: Responses by Florida community colleges
Promoting academic momentum at community colleges: Challenges and opportunities
Strategic directions in Indiana education
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
McNair scholar handbook
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Accountability & continuous improvement in remedial education: Getting Past Go Project
Buying college: What consumers need to know
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES)
Five strategies to help low-income adults and youth attain community college credentials
The progress of education reform: Investing in college completion
College graduation rates: Behind the numbers
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
From access to success: A funder's guide to ensuring more Americans earn postsecondary degrees
The 'bottom' seventy percent: What America's elite institutions of higher learning owe to everyone else
Dollars and sense: How "career first" programs like Year Up benefit youth and employers
Rebalancing the mission: The community college completion challenge
Illinois adult education bridge evaluation: Technical report
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
Everybody ready for college
Which students to serve? Universal or targeted eligibility for postsecondary opportunity programs
Persistence and attainment of 2003–04 beginning postsecondary students: After six years
Certificates count: An analysis of sub-baccalaureate certificates
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
Benefitting whom? For-profit education companies and the growth of military educational benefits
A gathering force: A survey of two cohorts of Hispanic Scholarship Fund scholars
Services to students with disabilities: A study of workload and costs
Seeking assistance: Who gets financial aid at California community colleges?
One-shot deal? Students' perceptions of assessment and course placement in California's community colleges
Finishing the first lap: The cost of first-year student attrition in America's four-year colleges and universities
Class differences: Online education in the United States, 2010
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Gaining support from campus leaders: A project brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Increasing student engagement through faculty development: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2006; Graduation rates, 2000 and 2003 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2006
Aligning multiple campus initiatives: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
The other college: Retention and completion rates among two-year college students
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Imagine success: Engaging entering students
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
The effectiveness of student aid policies: What the research tells us
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Are student employment and academic success linked?
From high school to the future: Making hard work pay off: The road to college for students in CPS's academically advanced programs
New strategies in delivering education IDAs: Rethinking program design
IDA pays: A missing piece of the access puzzle
College readiness for the 21st century: A blog on college readiness in practice and policy
Toward informative assessment and a culture of evidence: Results from strengthening pre-collegiate education in community colleges
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of students who stop out
Rising tuition and enrollment in public higher education
Opportunity.gov
Connext Postsecondary Assessment System
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
The Millennium Bursary in British Columbia: Exploring its impact: Summary report (2004)
Does money matter? II
Mind the access gap: Breaking down barriers to post-secondary education
The impact of bursaries: Debt and student persistence in post-secondary education
Foundations for success: Early implementation report
Bridging the gaps to success: Promising practices for promoting transfer among low-income and first generation students: An in-depth study of six exemplary community colleges in Texas
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2010
Higher education performance funding 2.0 - Funding degrees (tip sheet)
ACE Online Information Center
Assets and liabilities, educational expectations, and children's college degree attainment
Providing effective financial aid assistance to students from foster care and unaccompanied homeless youth
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
Using data to increase student success: A focus on diagnosis: Principles and practices of student success
Open educational resources: Tools to help 21st century students achieve their postsecondary eduation goals and keep America competitive
Opportunity road: The promise and challenge of America's forgotten youth
The Aspen Prize for community college excellence
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth: A skilled, prepared workforce
Degreeless in debt: What happens to borrowers who drop out
Assets & opportunity scorecard
Reclaiming the American Dream: Community colleges and the nation's future: A report from the 21st century commission on the future of community colleges
Hard choices ahead: Performance and policy in Texas higher education
Moving on up: How tuition tax breaks increasingly favor the upper middle-class
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
Campaign for the Future of Higher Education
For this place, for these people: An exploration of best practices among charter schools serving native students
Commencement day: Six-year effects of a college learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
Economic Diversity Among Selective Colleges: Measuring the Enrollment Impact of "No-loan" Programs
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
The impact of affirmative action bans in graduate education
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
One in seven: Ranking youth disconnection in the 25 largest metro areas
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
Black male student athletes and racial inequities in NCAA division I college sports
Inseparable imperatives: Equity in education and the future of the American economy
Autonomy and innovation: Systemic change in a decentralized state
Latino college completion: Florida
Institutional variation in credential completion: Evidence from Washington State Community and Technical colleges
Winning the future: Improving education for the Latino community
Trends in for-profit postsecondary education: Enrollment, prices, student aid and outcomes
Catalyst for completion: Performance-based funding in higher education: A case study of three states
K-12 education reform: Implications and opportunities for public colleges and universities
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Time to completion
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of credential completers
The undereducated American
Federal higher education policy and the profitable nonprofits
Turning points: A case study of family literacy-Community college partnerships
Promoting educational opportunity: The Pell Grant program at community colleges
New path to federal student aid for those with no high school diploma or GED
The educational experience of young men of color: Capturing the student voice
One year out: Findings from a national survey among members of the high school graduating class of 2010
Higher education reform: Next-generation models to increase success and control costs
Latino college completion: California
Aligning community colleges to their local labor markets: The emerging role of online job ads for providing real-time intelligence about occupations and skills in demand
Building integrated pathways to sustainable careers: An introduction to the Accelerated Opportunity Initiative
A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth
Scaling up Breaking Through: 2010 evaluation
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
Learning at a distance: Undergraduate enrollment in distance education courses and degree programs
Focus on education for the formerly incarcerated
Military service members and veterans: A profile of those enrolled in undergraduate and graduate education in 2007-08
American Association of Community Colleges: Report on the 21st century initiative listening tour
Cheap for whom? How much education costs taxpayers
Up for grabs: The gains and prospects of first- and second generation young adults
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
The college completion agenda: 2011 progress report
The college completion agenda: 2011 state policy guide
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Fall 2011: Estimated headcount enrollment and Pell Grant trends
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
Improving the college scorecard: Using student feedback to create an effective disclosure
Achieving the Dream: Evidence of change
Current challenges and opportunities in preparing rural high school students for success in college and careers: What federal policymakers need to know
Evaluating student success interventions: Principles and practices of student success
Strengthening institutional research and information technology capacity through Achieving the Dream: Principles and practices of student success
Top gap closers: Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation rate gaps
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Low-performing schools
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
CollegeFish.org
Building a campus support network for students emerging from foster care
Improving transfer access to STEM bachelor's degrees at Hispanic Serving Institutions through the America COMPETES Act
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
Promoting gatekeeper course success among community college students needing remediation: Findings and recommendations from a Virginia study
Rising by Degrees
Strong students, strong workers: Models for student success through workforce development and community college partnerships
With their whole lives ahead of them: Myths and realities about why so many students fail to finish college
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student success
Hopes & hurdles: California foster youth and college financial aid
Cost, commitment, and attainment in higher education: An international comparison
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
SREB Factbook on higher education
Setting up success in developmental education: How state policy can help community colleges improve student success outcomes
A new goal for America's high schools: College preparation for all
Improving lives: State and federal programs for low-income adults (searchable database)
Loan forgiveness and tax deduction benefits for college admission counseling professionals
Rethinking developmental education in community colleges
The critical role of financial aid for first-time/full-time students enrolling at rural-serving community colleges
Field guide for improving student success
UpwardBound Math-Science: STEM education that works
Accelerating Latino success at Texas border institutions: Possibilities and challenges
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
The case for more attention to financial assistance for adult learners in Indiana who will need to seek Bachelor's degree completion at a distance
Big questions, practical answers: New strategies for setting and moving a higher education agenda
Just how similar? Community colleges and the for-profit sector
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
CollegeMeasures.org
California community college transfer rates: Who is counted makes a difference
Lumina Foundation focus: The cost quandary: Hard times intensify the nation's urgent need for college graduates
Enhancing tax credits to encourage saving for higher education: Advancing the American opportunity tax credit and reforming the saver's credit
Can transfer and articulation policies propel communtiy college students to a bachelor's degree-and is that the only goal?
Community college and high school partnerships
Strengthening college opportunity and performance: Federal, state and institutional leadership
College access challenge grants: Including adult learners, strengthening student success
Bringing adults back to college: Designing and implementing a statewide concierge model
2010 census of male-focused programs: A snapshot of programs and organzations supporting American males
Redesigning community colleges for completion: Lessons from research on high performance organizations
A model for success: CART's linked learning program increases college enrollment
Improving undergraduate learning: Findings and policy recommendations from the SSRC-CLA longitudinal project
Building roads to success: Key considerations for communities and states reconnecting youth to education
A detection model of college withdrawal
Accounting for socioeconomic differences in delaying the transition to college
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, fall 2009; Graduation rates, 2003 & 2006 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2009
Restoring the balance: Dollars, values, and the future of college sports
Investing in change: How much do Achieving the Dream colleges spend - and from what resources - to become data-driven institutions
Foster youth who have succeeded in higher education: Common themes
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating Hispanic students
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
Understanding the working college student
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Performance incentives to improve community college completion: Learning from Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative (a state policy brief)
Learning communities for students in developmental math: Impact studies at Queensborough and Houston community colleges
Data tools for accelerating Latino student success (ALASS)
How college pricing undermines financial aid
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
Making the transition to four-year institutions: Academic preparation and transfer
Building a data sharing network of scholarship programs for alumni of foster care
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
Do community colleges provide a viable pathway to a Baccalaureate degree?
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Moving into students' spaces: The impact of academic advising on student engagement among undecided students
Promising practices for community college developmental education
Academic competitiveness grants
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Accelerated developmental education project
Enhancing student services at Owens Community College: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration in Ohio
Manchester College: Fast forward program
Green lights and red tape: Improving access to financial aid at California's community colleges
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
Breaking through: Factsheet
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
What every college access practitioner should know about: Economic diversity in Indiana and U.S. colleges and universities
Denied: Community college students lack access to affordable loans
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
12 Ways adult students can pay for college
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Reaching Higher: Strategic Directions for Higher Education in Indiana
Back to school: Federal student aid policy and adult college enrollment
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
What works for Latino students
Nontraditional undergraduates
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
The road less traveled? Students who enroll in multiple institutions
The context of "choice" in college pathways
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
Keeping America's promise: A report on the future of the community college
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
The (un)changing face of the Ivy League
Retooling career and technical education
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Fifty states of achieving the dream: State policies to enhance access to community colleges across the United States
Validity of high-school grades in predicting student success beyond the freshman year: High-school record vs. standardized tests as indicators of four-year college outcomes
Beyond myths: The growth and diversity of Asian American college freshmen: 1971-2005
Constrained after college: Student loans and early career occupational choices
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
Student success in college: Puzzle, pipeline, or pathway?
Unmasking the effects of student engagement on college grades and persistence
Federal Student Aid (FSA)
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
Institutional Student Profiles Fall 2006 for the State of Alabama
Alabama: Featured facts from the SREB Fact Book on higher education
Grants for students: What they do, why they work
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
Indiana project on academic success: Retention Bibliography
College rankings reformed: The case for a new order in higher education
Stepping stones to a degree: The impact of enrollment pathways and milestones on older community college student outcomes
A research agenda for the study of the effects of borrowing and the prospects of indebtedness on students' college-going choices
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's premier public universities
Recession, retrenchment, and recovery: State higher education funding and student financial aid
The role of academic and non-academic factors in improving college retention
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
Thinking outside the box: Policy strategies for readiness, access, and success
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
Student retention and graduation: Facing the truth, living with the consequences
Students entering and leaving postsecondary occupational education: 1995-2001
College learning for the new global century
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Campus-based student financial aid programs under the higher education act
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
Study of the effect of the Talent Search program on secondary and postsecondary outcomes in Florida, Indiana and Texas
Lottery funded merit scholarships: Some lessons from the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program
NCAA Federal Graduation Rates Data Archive
Promising practices: School to career and postsecondary education for foster care youth
Intercollegiate athletes and effective educational practice: Winning combination or losing effort
Waiting to attend college: Students who delay postsecondary enrollment
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
Global debt patterns: An international comparison of student loan burdens and repayment conditions
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
American higher education: How does it measure up for the twenty-first century
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
Empty promises: The myth of college access in America
Getting through college: Voices of low-income and minority students in New England
Easy money: How congress could increase federal student aid funding at no additional cost to taxpayers
Findings from the Condition of Education 2001: Students whose parents did not go to college
Borrowers who drop out: A neglected aspect of the college student loan trend
State financial aid: Policies to enhance articulation and transfer
Improving student attainment in community colleges: Institutional characteristics and policies
Working credentials: Sub-baccalaureate degrees and certificates are paying off for students and their employers
Increasing opportunities for immigrant students: Community college strategies for success
National postsecondary enrollment trends: Before, during, and after the great recession
Cohort default rates in context
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs
The college completion agenda: 2011 Progress report: Latino edition
Project WIn-Win
Single mothers and college success: Charting paths out of poverty
Farther, faster: Six promising programs show how career pathway bridges help basic skills students earn credentials that matter
A community college instructor like me: Race and ethnicity interactions in the classroom
Top ten higher education policy issues for 2011
Latino college completion: Texas
Scaling community college interventions
Saving now and saving later: How high school reform can reduce the nation's wasted remediation dollars
Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
How four-year colleges and universities organize themselves to promote student persistence: The emerging national picture
Improving college performance and retention the easy way: Unpacking the ACT exam
Developing 20/20 vision on the 2020 degree attainment goal: The threat of income based inequality in education
From GED to college degree: Creating pathways to postsecondary success for high school dropouts
Unfulfilled expectations: Recent college graduates struggle in a troubled economy
Middle skills jobs and the growing importance of postsecondary education
Regardless of the cost, college still matters
STEM in postsecondary education: Entrance, attrition, and coursetaking among 2003-2004 beginning postsecondary students
The student debt crisis
Forging new pathways: The impact of the breaking through initiative in michigan
Transfer: An indispensable part of the community college mission
Adult college completion toolkit
Close, but no degree: Removing barriers to degree-completion and economic advancement in New Jersey
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: Reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs
Postsecondary institutions and price of attendance in 2011-12, degrees and other awards conferred: 2010-11, and 12-month enrollment: 2010-11
Housing wealth and higher education: Building a foundation for economic mobility
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes: Executive Summary
For profit higher education: The failure to safeguard the federal investment and ensure student success
What Works Clearinghouse review of the report "The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring"
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by academic level 2009-2010
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
AACC statement on the American Enterprise Institute's "Completion Matters: The High Cost of Low Community College Graduation Rates"
Keeping students on course: An impact study of a student success course at Guilford Technical Community College
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
Why access matters: The community college student body
Much accomplished, much at stake: Performance and policy in Maryland higher education
Prison vs. Princeton
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Lumina Foundation focus: Refuse to lose: Today’s colleges and universities must work to foster student success
Lumina Foundation focus: Restricted access: The doors to higher education remain closed to many deserving students
Early exit: Understanding adult attrition in accelerated and traditional postsecondary programs
Challenging times, clear choices: An action agenda for college access and success
Affordability of postsecondary education: Equity and adequacy across the 50 states
Equal access to postsecondary education? The case of undocumented immigrant students
Held back: How student aid programs fail working adults
Reorienting the HEA reauthorization to reflect what research-based knowledge says about what works
Just and efficient college finance
Do grants matter?
College success programs
College affordability: Overlooked long-term trends and recent 50 state patterns
Debt burden: Repaying student debt
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
Lumina Foundation focus: Barrier busters: Community colleges and their students embrace challenges
Life after high school: Young people talk about their hopes and prospects
Advisory committee on student financial assistance
USA Funds
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Investing in America's future: Why student aid pays off for society and individuals
Mexican Americans and other Latinos in postsecondary education: Institutional influences
Migrant students attending college: Facilitating their success
Learning communities and student success in postsecondary education
The contributions of economics to the study of college access and success
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
Hidden in plain sight: Adult learners forge a new tradition in higher education
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Act on fact: Using data to improve student success
CSO College Center: A student gateway to college access, opportunity, and success
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
An exploration of what we know about the formation and impact of perceptions of college prices, student aid, and the affordability of college-going and a prospectus for future research
Fair test: Schools that do not use SAT or ACT scores for admitting substantial numbers of students into Bachelor's degree program
Part I: Barriers to student success on college campuses
High school counselors handbook 2004-05
Does public funding for higher education matter?
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
Persistence and attainment of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: After three years
A framework and recommendations for federal action on secondary school reform
The national articulation and transfer network
Cashing in or cashing out: Tools for measuring the effectiveness and outcomes of financial aid events
Beyond the open door: Increasing student success in the California community colleges
Access to success initiative
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Postsecondary Access and Success
Community college student success: What institutional characteristics make a difference
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
State grant aid and it's effects on students' college choices
Learning in a new key
The global state of higher education and the rise of private finance
The progress of education reform: Dual enrollment
Latino student success at Hispanic serving institutions
Liberal education outcomes: A preliminary report on student achievement in college
Finding the right college for you
Boosters, brokers, and bridges: Real world ideas for college access programs
Access to college: The role of tuition, financial aid, scholastic preparation and college supply in public college enrollments
Money on the table: State initiatives to improve financial aid participation
Addressing America's dropout challenge: State efforts to boost graduation rates require federal support
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
Lumina Foundation for Education: Adult learners
Student African American Brotherhood
Paying for college: A brief look at student financial aid programs
Crafting a new vision for high school: How states can join academic and technical studies to promote more powerful learning
Reaching higher with affordability (working paper)
Delta project on postsecondary education costs, productivity, and accountability
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
2007 Status report on the Pell Grant program
Who graduates in California?
Indiana Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
Orphan Foundation of America
Best practices in student support services: A study of five exemplary sites
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
A profile of the Ronald McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program: 1999-2000
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1998-99
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
Community colleges under stress
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
Reach higher, America: Overcoming crisis inthe U. S. workforce
Early and often: Designing a comprehensive system of financial aid information
Characteristics and destinations of students who transfer: Second report
Wealth mobility and volatility in black and white
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
Strengthening state adult education policies for low-skilled workers
What are they and how do I use them? Strategies and tools to increase and improve filing of the federal Hope and Lifetime Learning education tax credits by low-income filers
High expectations and strong supports yield postsecondary success
Keeping score when it counts: Graudation success and academic progress rates for the 2011 NCAA Division1 men's basketball tournament teams
More is less: Extra time does little to boost college grad rates
Facilitating student learning through contextualization
Greening community colleges: An environmental path to improving educational outcomes
Engaging adjunct and full-time faculty in student success innovation
Wealth, income, and academic achievement in the college-going process
Degrees for what jobs? Raising expectations for colleges and universities in a global economy
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
Federal Student Aid strategic plan: FY 2011-15
The college completion agenda: State policy guide
The College Completion Agenda
What impacts student success in college persistence and completion?
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Spring issue
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
ETS Policy Notes: Advancing learning for our diverse adult population
FloridaCAN! Empowering communities to work alongside our schools for student success
National Center for Academic Transformation
Southern Regional Education Board: Moving Ahead: State progress reports on Challenge to Lead goals
Cracking the student aid code: Parent and student perspectives on paying for college
The degree qualifications profile
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2011
Conducting a scan of your college access and success system: Why it matters, how to do it, how to use it
Web tables - trends in graduate borrowing: selected years, 1995-96 to 2007-08
Web tables - profiles of students in graduate and first-professional education: 2007-08
Web tables - student financing of undergraduate education: 2007-08
A decade of undergraduate student aid: 1989-90 to 1999-2000
Financial aid at California community colleges: Pell grants and fee waivers in 2003-04
How America saves for college: 2010
Taking the next step: The promise of intermediate measures for meeting postsecondary completion goals
HBCU distance learning 2010
The rise of college student borrowing
Access/Acceso: Rising to the challenge of improving higher education opportunities for Latinos
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
Achieving success: The latest news in promoting community college success
Building tomorrow's workforce: Promoting the education and advancement of Hispanic immigrant workers in America
OEDb's Online College Rankings 2009
Postsecondary education spending priorities for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Recent changes to eligibility requirements and additional efforts to promote awareness could increase Academic Competitiveness and SMART Grant participation
The impact of increases in Pell Grant awards on college-going among lower income youth: Results from a natural experiment
The Bologna Process for US eyes: Re-learning higher education in the Age of Convergence
Deciding on postsecondary education
Creating postsecondary pathways to good jobs for young high school dropouts: The possibilities and the challenges
Trends in college pricing 2008
State future workforce gap summaries
Referral, enrollment, and completion in developmental education sequences in community colleges
High schools as launch pads: How college-going culture improves graduation rates in low-income high schools
Recommended policies and practices for advancing Indiana's system of adult education and workforce training
Better together: Realigning pre-college skills development programs to achieve greater academic success for adult learners
Measuring up 2008
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
Background and supporting evidence for Adult Education for Work
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Late stop-outs
Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
Creating college readiness: Profiles of 38 schools that know how
IDA Pays: Examining the potential of education IDAs
Preparing the workers of today for the jobs of tomorrow
A clear and present danger to institutional and student success: A training model for embedding student loan default aversion within strategic enrollment management
Lumina Foundation Focus: No more kid stuff: Colleges and universities take a mature approach to serving adult students
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
Quick facts about financial aid and community colleges, 2007-08
Summer Search
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA women's and men's division I basketball tournament teams
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2008-09 bowl-bound college football teams: Academic performance improves, but race still matters
Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students
Community college student outcomes: Limitations of the Intergrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and recommendations for improvement
Getting started at community colleges: Reducing unplanned pregnancy and strengthening academic achievement
Investing in their future: A survey of student and parental support for learning
Canada's Tuition and Education Tax Credits
Showing them the money: The role of institutional financial aid policies and communication strategies in attracting low-income students
Postsecondary institutions and price of attendance in the United States: Fall 2008 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2007-08, and 12-month enrollment 2007-08
Measuring the Effectiveness of Student Assistance (MESA) -- Annual Report 2007
Immigrant parents' investments in their children's post-secondary education
“Why access matters” revisited: A review of the latest research
Transfer access from community colleges and the distribution of elite higher education
Accountability for equitable outcomes in higher education
College readiness issue brief: Early commitment of financial aid: Individual development accounts (IDAs) for higher education
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
Training tomorrow's workforce: Community college and apprenticeship as collaborative routes to rewarding careers
Time to Completion Web Site
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
Taking stock: Higher education and Latinos
Putting money on the table: Information, financial aid, and access to college
Growing What Works Database
Global Skills for Global Completion
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
Fueling the race to postsecondary success: A 48-institution study of prior learning assessment and adult student outcomes
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
Terms of engagement: Men of color discuss their experiences in community college
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates for 2010 NCAA men's division 1 basketball tournament teams
Characteristics of effective urban college preparation programs
A next social contract for the primary years of education
Lumina Foundation Lessons: When networks build a platform, students step up
Connected by 25: Effective policy solutions for vulnerable youth
YourWordsToday.org
Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
College for Every Student (CFES): Assessment of student outcomes 2007-08
Squeeze play 2010: Continued public anxiety on cost, harsher judgements on how colleges are run
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis
Engaging faculty in the Achieving the Dream initiative: Principles and practices of student success
Latinos and the culture of college: How to build a commitment-to-college curriculum
Basics of longitudinal cohort analysis: Principles and practices of student success
Making college more affordable: The president's plan to lower college tuition is a good first step but more can be done
The American freshman: National norms fall 2011
Issues facing historically black colleges and unversities: Results of a focused discussion and survey
Final report of the task force on undergraduate graduation rates
Maximizing the College Choice Process to Increase Fit & Match for Underserved Students
Documenting uncertain times: Post-graduate transitions of the Academically Adrift cohort
Transfer & mobility: A national view of pre-degree student movement in postsecondary institutions
Choosing who delivers: The impact of placing limits on the delivery of remedial education at four-year institutions
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
The completion arch: Measuring community college student success
Refocusing adult education on career and postsecondary success: An analysis of adult education (Title II) in WIA reauthorization proposals
Beyond need and merit: Strengthening state grant programs
Valuable learning or "spinning their wheels"?: Understanding excess credits earned by community college associate degree completers
Washington state student achivement initiative: Achievement points analysis for academic years 2007-2011
2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
Pathways through graduate school and into careers
Action plan for improving measures of postsecondary student success
2011 Survey of differential tuition at public higher education institutions
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
Overcoming the poverty challenge to enable college and career readiness for all: The crucial role of student supports
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
Leaders & laggards: A state-by-state report card on public postsecondary education
Competency-based degree programs in the US: Postsecondary credentials for measurable student learning and performance
Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
California's economic payoff: Investing in college access and completion
Adding it all up in 2012: Are college net price calculators easy to find, use and compare?
The urgency of now: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Review of the effects of school vouchers on college enrollment: Experimental evidence from New York City
College is affordable: A pilot study
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
Completing college: A national view of student attainment rates
Reverse transfer: A national view of student mobility from four-year to two-year institutions
Cornerstones of completion: State policy support for accelerated, structured pathways to college credentials and transfer
The earning power of recent graduates from Virginia's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
The earning power of graduates from Tennessee's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
Graduating to a pay gap: The earnings of women and men one year after college graduation
Who wins? Who pays? The economic returns and costs of a Bachelor's degree
Stepping stones: Principal career paths and school outcomes
Podcast: Getting high school dropouts in and out of college
Presidential leadership for public policy: A special report by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
Giving credit where credit is due: Creating a competency-based qualifications framework for postsecondary education and training
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
A diversity action blueprint: Policy parameters and model practices for higher education institutions
Latino college completion: Pennsylvania
Developmental Education Initiative (DEI) self-assessment tool
Improving student transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions-The perspective of leaders from baccalaureate-granting institutions
Strategies for success in career development: The career coach curriculum guide
Trends in community college education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, and debt levels
Resisters, rejectors, and ridas: How to make urban schools work for disengaged students and critically conscious teachers
The Future Ready Project
Scaling and sustaining: State progress in the developmental education initiative
Learn and earn: Modeling the success of Metropolitan College: The Business-Higher Education Forum's simulation series
Preserving the federal Pell Grant Program
Operation College Promise
Young adult outcomes of youth exiting dependent or delinquent care in Los Angeles county
School counselors literature and landscape review: The state of school counseling in America
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
Today's promise, tomorrow's future: The social and educational factors contributing to the outcomes of Hispanics in urban schools
New measures, new perspectives: Graduates time-and-credits-to degree in SREB states
High school dual enrollment programs: Are we fast-tracking students too fast?
No DREAMers left behind: The economic potential of DREAM Act beneficiaries
What explains trends in labor supply among U.S. undergraduates, 1970-2009?
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
Special populations: Tips for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
2009 Student retention practices and strategies at four-year and two-year institutions
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
Early-childhood poverty and adult attainment, behavior, and health
The effects of public support on college attainment
Cost perceptions and college-going for low-income students
Getting ready for college: Financial concerns and preparation among the high school senior class of 2003-04
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
Increasing college success: A roadmap for governors
Academic progress/graduation success rate study of Division I NCAA women’s and men’s basketball tournament teams
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2009-10 bowl-bound college football teams - academic performance improves but race still matters
How youth plan to fund college
"The State of College Savings Survey" finds parent confidence crashing as they rely on loans, shift debt burden to their children
Access and persistence: Fall 2009
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
College readiness brief: Academic rigor: At the heart of college access and success
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
Measuring the effectiveness of student assistance - Annual report 2006
The millennium bursary in New Brunswick: Impact on debt and persistence
Access to Medical Education in Canada: Do Differing Tuition Regimes Affect Access and Career Choice?
Trends in student aid 2009
Changing course: Improving Aboriginal access to post-secondary education in Canada
Is university education in Canada more affordable than in the United States?: A Review of the Argument Presented in The affordability of university education: A perspective from both sides of the 49th parallel
A family affair: The impact of paying for college or university
Why stop after high school?: A descriptive analysis of the most important reasons that high school graduates do not continue to PSE
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
Success at every step: How 23 programs support youth on the path to college and beyond
Using increased funding under the Workforce Investment Act to create multiple pathways to marketable postsecondary credentials and middle-class employment
A plan for success: Communities of color define policy priorities for high school reform
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA men's division I basketball tournament teams
Top ten state policy issues for higher education in 2009
The public realities of private student loans
Enhancing college student success through developmental education
Getting back on track: Effects of a community college program for probationary students
Keeping score when it counts: Sweet 16 men's and women's teams: A look at their academic success
Federal student aid's oversight and monitoring of guaranty agencies, lenders, and servicers needs improvement
Characteristics of private student loan borrowers who do not use federal education loans
US Department of Veterans Affairs: Yellow Ribbon Program
Financial aid in theory and practice
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
Promoting economic mobility by increasing postsecondary education
The 2008 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning
Serving those who serve: Higher education and America's veterans
Bringing off-track youth into the center of high school reform: Lessons and tools from leading communities
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
Educational Policy Improvement Center
Students who study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in postsecondary education
International trends in adult education and lifelong learning
Postsecondary opportunity programs: Defining and improving an educational policy innovation
Strengthening community colleges' influence on economic mobility
Persistence in post-secondary education in Canada: The latest research
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
Essential elements of engagement: High expectations and high support
Measuring up 2008: Online state report cards
Student aversion to borrowing: Who borrows and who doesn't
Mapping new directions: Higher education for older adults
Despite surging endowments, high-ranking universities and colleges show disappointing results in enrolling low-income students
Building a better bridge: Helping young adults enter and succeed in college
Trends in student aid 2008
Indiana by the numbers
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: When do students stop out?
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Action required: Addressing the nation's lowest performing high schools
The contract for college: A policy proposal to increase college access and affordability
New measures of student success in public higher education
2007-08 National postsecondary student aid study (NPSAS:08): Student financial aid estimates for 2007-08
Collecting survey data for assessment: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Creating a high school culture of college-going: The case of Washington State Achievers
Science bound program (for Indianapolis public school students)
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
Modeling the role of community colleges in increasing educational attainment and workforce preparedness
Web tables - trends in undergraduate stafford loan borrowing: 1989-90 to 2007-08
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
Easy come - EZ-GO: A federal role in removing jurisdictional impediments to college education
Unexpected pathways: Transfer patterns of California community college students
Community college students: Goals, academic preparation, and outcomes
The (un)productivity of American higher education: From cost "dis-ease"to cost effectiveness
Student progression through developmental sequences in community colleges
Effects of welfare reform on vocational education and training
Closing the gap between high school and college
Tracking students to 200 percent of normal time: Effect on institutional graduation rates
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
Slip sliding away: An anxious public talks about today's economy and the American Dream
Disrupting college: How disruptive innovation can deliver quality and affordability to postsecondary education
Meeting the challenge: The role of school leaders in turning around the lowest-performing high schools
Increasing baccalaureate attainment in Louisville: A proposed blueprint for community action
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
The evaluation of charter school impacts: Final report
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
Guiding the way to higher education: Families, counselors, and communities together
Funding career pathways and career pathway bridges: A federal policy toolkit for states
The path forward: The future of graduate education in the United States
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
Improving education and employment for disadvantaged young men: Proven and promising strategies
How America pays for college 2010: A national study by Sallie Mae and Gallup
Postsecondary institutions and price of attendance in the United States: Fall 2009 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2008-09, and 12-month enrollment 2008-09
The college completion agenda: 2010 progress report
After the FAFSA: How red tape can prevent eligible students from receiving financial aid
Using state data to promote continuous improvement of workforce programs: Guidance for states preparing applications to the U.S. DOL workforce data quality initiative
Are you gainfully employed? Setting standards for for-profit degrees
The key to prosperity: The skills of the American worker
Yes we can: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Student success in higher education
Aligning education and workforce goals to foster economic development
DOD Education benefits: Increased oversight of tuition assistance program is needed
Trends in the receipt of Pell Grants: Selected years 1995-96 to 2007-08
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
College completion toolkit
The ESL logjam: Waiting times for adult ESL classes and the impact on English language learners
Tapping America's Potential: Gaining momentum, losing ground: Progress report 2008
How America pays for college: Sallie Mae's national study of college students and parents
Community colleges: Special supplement to the Condition of Education 2008
College.gov
Is college opportunity slipping away? Parents and the public voice concerns about higher education access and affordability
Corporate investments in college readiness and access
The Bologna club: What U.S. higher education can learn from a decade of higher education reconstruction
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
The status of Latinos/as in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
I-STEM Resource Network
Early intervention program and college partnerships
Upward Bound Math-Science: Program description and interim impact estimates
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccaluareate Achievement Program: 2002-05 facts and figures at a glance
College For Every Student
Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid: A Guide for Those Helping Students Prepare for Postsecondary Education
Fast foward: Find your place - faster
Using longitudianal data to increase community college student success: A guide to measuring milestone and momentum point achievement
An overview of post-secondary support programs for former foster youth
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
Raising graduation rates in an era of high standards: Five commitments for state action
EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula Guide, 2010-11
Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs: A technical report
Window of opportunity: Targeting federal grant aid to students with the lowest incomes
Colleges and universities expand efforts to improve access and affordability
Squeeze play: How parents and the public look at higher education today
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
Graduate migration from Indiana's postsecondary institutions
The growing importance of inherited educational opportunity
Condition of education 2002: Special analysis, nontraditional undergraduates
Policy recommendations for reauthorization of NCLB and HEA
Relationships between students' high school and middle school experiences and later completion of a Bachelor's degree
Can you spot a scholarship scam? Be a smart consumer
Accelerated learning for all
Latinos in graduate education
Improving college readiness and success for all students: A joint responsibility between K-12 and postsecondary education
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
A call to action: Why America must innovate
Student loans and public accountability
Opportunity in America: The role of education
Beyond access: How the first semester matters for community college students' aspirations and persistence
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
Results that matter: Twenty-first century skills and high school reform
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
National Council of La Raza
College Access: Indiana
YMCA
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
Financial aid issues for students from low income families
Doors of opportunity opening or closing: We are using tax credits and tuition discounts to appease middle-class voters instead of expanding educational opportunity
Admission possible
Mortgaging our future: How financial barriers to college undercut America's global competitiveness
Paying double: Inadequate high schools and community college remediation
Recent changes in the entry of Hispanic and White youth into college
Impact of student aid program design, operations, and marketing on the formation of family college-going plans and resulting college-going behaviors of potential students
Making college affordable: A work-book on financial aid, loans, and scholarships for college-bound students and their families (Spanish version)
On the road to college: Developing mobile and regional outreach services
Center for Student Opportunity
From high school to the future: A first look at Chicago public school graduates' college enrollment, college preparation, and graduation from four-year colleges
California trends in student aid: 1994-95 to 2003-04
Moving into town - and moving on: The community college in the lives of traditional age students
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
Paying for college: The rising cost of higher education
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Benefits of a high school core curriculum
Federal Pell Grant program of the Higher Education Act: Background and reauthorization
Federal Pell Grants: Implications of increasing the maximum reward
College grants on a postcard: A proposal for simple and predictable federal student aid
Focus on foster care: Building educational support for youth in care
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
The effects of merit-based financial aid on course enrollment, withdrawal, and completion in college
High school to college and careers: Aligning state policies
How do financial aid policies affect colleges? The institutional impact of the Georgia HOPE scholarship
Career academies: Impacts on labor market outcomes and educational attainment
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
From college access to college success: College preparation and persistence of BPS graduates
Unintended admission consequences of federal aid for homeschoolers
Pacific Islanders lagging behind in higher educational attainment
National Urban League Scholarships
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (English Version)
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
School relationships foster success for African American students
Student aid and tax benefits: Better research and guidance will facilitate comparison of effectiveness and student use
Debt burden: A comparison of 1992-93 and 1999-2000 bachelor's degree recipients a year after graduating
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
Policy on dual credit courses taught in high schools by high school faculty
Net price to family for dependent and independent undergraduate students by institutional type/control and parental income quartiles, 2004
NCHEMS information center
Postsecondary institutions in the United States: Fall 2004 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2003-04
Convergence: Trends threatening to narrow college opportunity in America
The challenges of financial aid awareness and college access
Breaking through: Helping low-skilled adults enter and succeed in college and careers
What community college practices and policies are effective in promoting student success: A study of high- and low-impact institutions
Effective college transition planning for students with learning disabilities: What does the research tell us?
The effects of students' middle-school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor's degree: How can school counselors make a difference
Fixing the formula: A new approach to determining independent students' ability to pay for college
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
Increasing the preparedness of at-risk students
Indiana’s postsecondary indicators: 2004 performance and descriptive indicators
Student success: Understanding graduation and persistence rates
A shared agenda: A leadership challenge to improve college access and success
Who should we help? The negative social consequences of merit aid scholarships
2003 status report on the Pell grant program
A deficit of understanding: Confronting the funding crisis in higher education and the threat to low-income and minority access
Getting ready to pay for college: What students and their parents know about the cost of college tuition and what they are doing to find out
Private scholarships count: Access to higher education and the critical role of the private sector
Opening doors: Expanding educational opportunities for low-income workers
Access for all? Debating in-state tuition for undocumented alien students
Paths to persistence: An analysis of research on program effectiveness at community colleges
Pathways to a four-year degree: The higher education story of one generation
Rhetoric and reality: Effects and consequences of the HOPE scholarship
Snapshot report: Concurrent enrollment
Experimental evidence on the effect of childhood investments on postsecondary attainment and degree completion
Trends in Chicago's schools across three eras of reform: Full report
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
Lifting the fog on inequitable financial aid policies: A companion brief to priced out: How the wrong financial aid policies hurt low-income students
Leveraging data for college completion
Characteristics of GED recipients in high school: 2002-06
Complexity in college admission: The barriers between aspiration and enrollment for lower-income students
Lumina Foundation Focus: Flexing the faculty
Three policies to reduce time to degree
From remediation to acceleration: Early lessons from two Philadelphia back on track schools
Trends in college pricing 2011
Trends in student aid 2011
Opportunities for efficiency and innovation: A primer on how to cut college costs
Gender inequalities in education
Not just kid stuff anymore: The economic imperative for more adults to complete college
Six year attainment, persistence, transfer, retention, and withdrawal rates of students who began postsecondary education in 2003-04
The distribution of grants and scholarships by race
Using data to drive change: A guide for college access and success stakeholders
After-school toolkit: TIps, techniques, and templates for improving program quality
Student lending's failing grade
Transforming the rural south: A roadmap to improving rural education
On our way: Educational toolkit for families (A program instructional guide)
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children: English language acquisition and middle school preparation: Keys to Latino educational success
The role of mentoring in college access and success
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
Capacity building to diversify STEM: Realizing potential among HBCUs
Still denied: How community colleges shortchange students by not offering federal loans
Young children of immigrants and the path to educational success: Key themes from an Urban Institute roundtable
Trends in student aid 2012
The role of tuition, financial aid policies, and student outcomes on average student debt
Preventing abuse in federal student aid: Community college practices
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
Strategies for improving outcomes for disconnected youth (Executive Summary)
A national talent strategy: Ideas for securing US competitiveness and economic growth
NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling: Elementary school counselor's guide
Trends in public higher education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, revenues and expenditures
Evaluating student outcomes at for-profit colleges
Trends among young adults over three decades, 1974-2006
The role of student learning outcomes for institutional accountability and transparency
Bridging the gap: An impact study of eight developmental summer bridge programs in Texas
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
How America pays for college 2012
Using assessment results: Promising practices of institutions that do it well
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
Opportunity for action: Preparing youth for 21st century livelihoods
Sending veterans to school: Fast facts on the post-9/11 GI Bill
Hiring and higher education: Business executives talk about the costs and benefits of college
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act: Toward a modern adult education system and a more educated workforce
Reforming the state's transfer progress on senate bill 1440
The effect of housing wealth on college choice: Evidence from the housing boom
Boosting postsecondary education performance
Simplifying student aid: What it would mean for states
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
What is "career ready"?
Financial trends in public and private nonprofit institutions
Do high stakes placement exams predict college success?
Waiving away high school graduation rate accountability?
Beginning subbaccalaureate students' labor market experiences: Six years later in 2009
Lightening the load: A look at four ways that community schools can support effective teaching
Dramatically bringing down the cost of education with OER: How open education resources unlock the door to free learning
Portable, stackable credentials: A new education model for industry-specific career pathways
The missing "one-offs": The hidden supply of high achieving, low-income students
The economic benefits of postsecondary degrees: A state and national level analysis
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
Pre-college outreach programs for low-income students: A literature review
Preserving access with excellence: Financing for rural community colleges
Ready for tomorrow: Helping all students achieve secondary and postsecondary success
Adult persistence and success in higher education: A brief annotated bibliography of online resources
Data sources for improving college access and success
Foster care independence act of 1999 and John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program
Basic facts about in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students
Gender gap among undergraduates could stem from wage premium for women, study finds
Access and persistence: Findings from 10 years of longitudinal research on students
Paying for college: Changes between 1990 and 2000 for full-time dependent undergraduates
The ABC's of early awareness: A resource guide and toolkit for helping students achieve a higher education
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
Discounting toward disaster: Tuition discounting, college finances, and enrollments of low-income undergraduates
Hope works: Student use of education tax credits.
Student success: Statewide P-16 programs
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
Debts and decisions: Student loans and their relationship to graduate school and career choice
Informing public policy: Financial aid and student persistence
Learning in the fast lane: Adult learners’ persistence and success in accelerated college programs
The student aid gauntlet: Making access to college simple and certain
How curriculum influences college persistence in Indiana and the nation
The first year experience: Are we making it any better
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Latino high school and baccalaureate graduates: A comparison
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Pathways to the bachelor’s degree for Latino students
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
How do career interventions impact the educational choices of eighth-grade students
Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities
Working their way through college: Student employment and its impact on the college experience
Examining college remediation trends in Indiana
Education success program: A collaborative approach to an old challenge
Improving education outcomes for foster youth: The Guardian Scholars Project Year 1
Overview of education in Indiana: Preparing students for success
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
Cal-SOAP
Educational needs index
State higher education finance: FY 2004
The governance divide: A report on a four-state study on improving college readiness and success
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
Addressing the needs of under-prepared students in higher education: Does college remediation work
Access and persistence: Fall 2005
The size and characteristics of the unauthorized migrant population in the U.S.
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Higher education opportunities for foster youth: A primer for policymakers
Missed opportunities revisited: New information on students who do not apply for financial aid
Federal student loan debt:1993-2004
National college access network
The social prerequisites of success: Can college structure reduce the need for social know-how
Crucial choices: How students financial decisions affect their academic success
How families of low- and middle-income undergraduates pay for college: Full-time dependent students in 1999-2000
Public attitudes on higher education
2003-04 National postsecondary student aid study: Undergraduate financial aid estimates for 2003-04 by type of institution
Cultural barriers to incurring debt: An exploration of borrowing and impact on access to postsecondary education
Descriptive summary of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students: Six years later
One step from the finish line: Higher college graduation rates are within our reach
American Indian Education Foundation: Tools for success scholarship handbook
Sallie Mae: First in my family scholarship
Bridging the gap between high school and college
The toolbox revisited: Paths to degree completion from high school through college
National football league high school website: Academics
Homeschoolers on to college: What research shows us
Improving lives: Ensuring the academic success of low-income adults
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
Breaking barriers: A case study of two high performing high schools
Going to the source: A practical way to simplify the FAFSA
Healthier and wealthier: Decreasing healthcare costs by increasing educational attainment
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
Understanding recent changes in child poverty
National Indian education study part II: The educational experiences of fourth- and eighth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native students
Frequently asked questions about college costs
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
Literature review: Intervention methods and programs for pre-college entry for disadvantaged students
A profile of the American high school sophomore in 2002
2003-04 National postsecondary student aid study: Undergraduate financial aid estimates for twelve states
The college ladder: Linking secondary and postsecondary education for success for all students
NDSFA: State financial aid and college access
NDSFA: The financial aid partnership
Creating college opportunity for all: Prepared students and affordable colleges
Eliminating complexity and inconsistency in federal financial aid programs for higher education students: Towards a more strategic approach
Capturing the college potential of students from under-served populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college, executive summary
Richard Stockton College Community of Scholars
High hopes, big debts
Miles to go: Louisiana
Position paper on the reauthorization of higher education act
The high cost of failing to reform public education in Indiana
Promoting college access and success: A review of credit-based transition programs
College access: From the inside out
Measuring what matters: Creating a longitudinal data system using data to improve student achievement
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
Do expenditures for student support services lead to demonstrable gains in student achievement
Dealing with debt: 1992-93 bachelor's degree recipients 10 years later
Whatever it takes: How twelve communities are reconnecting out-of-school youth
Puente Project
Internet inequalities: Financial aid, the internet, and low-income students
Financial aid and postsecondary opportunity for nontraditional age pre-college students: The roles of information and education delivery systems
The impact of information and student aid on persistence: A review of research and discussion of experiments
Leaving boys behind: Public high school graduation rates
Tuition discounting: Not just a private college practice
Closing the college participation gap: A national summary
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Washington state report
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
College: Making It Happen
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
The College and Financial Aid Guide for Undocumented AB540 Immigrant Students
Preparing all Indiana youth for life in the global human capital economy
UA Adult Focus
Experiences that matter: Enhancing student learning and success
The road ahead: Improving diversity in graduate education
Setting the stage for new high schools: Municipal leadership in supporting high school alternatives
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
Postsecondary education tuition and required fees in Indiana: 2007-09
Student charges and financial aid: 2006-07
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants: States' rights and educational opportunity
Higher education accountability for student learning
The Breakthrough High School project
Costs, prices, and affordability
Institutional practices and student persistence: Extending the empirical record
A synthesis of recommendations for improving U.S. science and mathematics education
Building a strong community college system for the state of Indiana: A best practices study
The impact of diversity on college students: The latest research
AB 540 is a change in the law: Higher education is now more affordable for California's immigrant students
Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for careers in athletics
How to apply for a scholarship: The money is there, but you have to ask for it
Tuition and fees in public higher education in the West
Balancing acts: How high school counselors view risks and opportunities of student loans
Break down the bill: What's it going to cost?
Tips for finding a college match: Characteristics your child should consider
Digest of Education Statistics
Forging new partnerships: Adult and developmental education in community colleges
Scholarship guide
How do I pay for college?
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
The enhanced reading opportunities study: Early impact and implementation findings
Transitional jobs for ex-prisoners: Early impacts from a random assignment evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Prisoner Reentry Program
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
Annotated bibliography: Adult learning in focus: National and state data report
The male achievement gap in Indiana
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Beating the odds: The real challenges behind the math achievement gap - and what high-achieving schools can teach us about how to close it
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
Engaging faculty and staff: An imperative for fostering retention, advising, and smart borrowing
Indiana's guide to paying for college
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
Do loans increase college access and choice? Examining the introduction of universal student loans
Parent primer on career exploration
The Sallie Mae Fund
StateVoucher.org (Education and Training Vouchers)
PISA 2006: OECD Briefing notes for the United States
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
Community colleges and rural America: Progress and prospects
Committing to student engagement: Reflections on CCSSE's first five years: 2007 findings
Students with learning disabilities transitioning from high school to college
Accelerated remedial math education: How institutional innovation and state policy interact
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in postsecondary education
Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Award Program
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1999-2000
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
Lumina Foundation for Education: Accomplishments and challenges
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
Advancing adults into community college programs: Data tools from Breaking Through
Marian College: Marian's Adult Programs (MAP)
Huntington College: EXCEL Adult Degree Programs
Voice of adult learners united to educate (VALUE)
What happens to high school dropouts who reenroll?
Career academies: Long-term impacts on labor market outcomes, educational attainment, and transitions to adulthood
Given half a chance: The Schott 50 state report on public education and black males
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
The fiscal impacts of college attainment
The impact of new college graduates on intrastate labor markets
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
Center for Law and Social Policy
Back to College (Back2College)
Education and training for TANF recipients: Opportunities and challenges under the final rule
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
Education and the economy: Boosting state and national economies by improving high school graduation rates
Changing the DNA of higher education from the inside out
Trends in student financing of undergraduate education: Selected years, 1995-96 to 2007-08
Trends in student financing of graduate and first professional education: Selected years 1995-96 to 2007-08
Lumina Foundation Focus: Discerning learning: Colleges find new ways to show what students know
Adult College Completion Network
Unconventional wisdom: A profile of the graduates of early college high school
The impact of loan repayment rates on minority students
Why is college so expensive?
Higher education web portals: Serving state and student transfer needs
ACT college readiness case study: "You can go to college": Foster High School
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
For-profit colleges: Undercover testing finds colleges encouraged fraud and engaged in deceptive and questionable marketing practices
A sharper focus on technical workers: How to educate and train for the global economy
Grantmakers for Education
High hopes, big debts (class of 2008)
Interview with Anthony P. Carnevale
Center on Education and the Workforce
Online learning: Addressing challenges and seizing opportunities
Dual enrollment: Postsecondary/secondary partnerships to prepare students
A contexualized reading-writing intervention for community college students
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Momentum: Sustaining efforts to improve life outcomes among African-American males
What works in student retention 2010
From Wall Street to Wal-Mart: Why college graduates are not getting good jobs
What is the price of college? Total, net, and out of pocket prices in 2007-08
The social life of college information: Relationships and experiences as tools for enhancing college decision making
Grading higher education: Giving consumers the information they need
The power of the education-industry partnership: Fostering innovation in collaboration between community colleges and businesses
Postsecondary expectations and plans for the high school senior class of 2003-04
Participation and success in the advanced placement program continue to grow in the SREB states
A call for change: The social and eductational factors contributing to the outcomes of black males in urban schools
Building a higher skilled workforce: Results and implications from the Bridgeconnect national survey
Next generation learning: The intelligent use of technology to develop innovative learning models and personalized educational pathways
Time to completion: States and systems must tackle the time dilemma
An overview of tax benefits for higher education expenses
OEDb Online Education Database
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
10 New higher education ideas for a new Congress
FinAid: Student loan advisor - Master's students
Facts for education advocates: School counseling, access and persistence
Grade retention: Achievement and mental health outcomes
Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)
Squeeze play 2009: The public's views on college costs today
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
Coming to our senses: Education and the American future
Postsecondary connection: Making the link between high school preparation and college success
The iron triangle: College presidents talk about costs, access and quality
Promising instructional reforms in developmental education: A case study of three Achieving the Dream colleges
Flexible learning options for adult students
Schools, skills, and synapses
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
College readiness and high school-to-college success
Strategies to empower low-income and minority students in gaining admission to and paying for college
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
Getting with the program: Community college students need access to federal loans
IDAs and financial aid: Understanding the puzzle and sharing best practices
Rethinking the middleman: Federal student loan guarantee agencies
Developmental Education Toolkit
Cracking the books: Policy measures to contain textbook costs
What does a college degree cost? Comparing approaches to measuring "cost per degree"
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving teacher-related goals
Race to the top: Promising approaches to assisting the lowest-performing schools
Improving academic preparation for college: What we know and how state and federal policy can help
Canadian college student finances: Second edition
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
Assessing Canada’s student aid need assessment policies
Deciding about post-secondary education: Hearing the voices of non-attendees
Report on the meta-analysis of post-secondary institutional graduate surveys
Pressure points in student financial assistance: Exploring the “Making Ends Meet” database
Student aid and university persistence - Does debt matter?
Postsecondary education: Cultural, scholastic and economic drivers
State and community-based promise programs: Early commitments of financial aid for college
Parental transfers, student achievement, and the labor supply of college students
Future to Discover: Early Implementation Report
LE,NONET pilot project: Interim evaluation report
Do Perceptions Matter Regarding the Costs and Benefits of a Post-Secondary Education?
The Canadian student financial aid system: The case for modernization
Easing the middle-class burden: An Examination of the implications of reducing parental contributions to post-secondary study
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Executive summary
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
Graduation championship series: If a school's graduation rates mattered on the gridiron, college football's national rankings would look quite different
The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assess and respond to racial and ethnic disparities in student outcomes
Metrics for improving cost accountability
Ready for tomorrow: Six proven ideas to graduate and prepare more students for college and 21st-century careers
Measuring student achievement at postsecondary institutions
Four steps to finishing first in higher education: A guide for state policymakers
Toward reduced poverty across generations: Early findings from New York City's conditional cash transfer program
College Savings Foundation
Improving access to higher education by promoting saving
Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
College readiness for all: The challenge for urban high schools
Case studies of three community colleges: The policy and practice of assessing and placing students in developmental education courses
Open-access colleges responsible for greatest gains in graduation rates
Graduated success: Sustainable economic opportunity through one- and two-year credentials
Student debt 101
Minority student success: The role of teachers in Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses
The impact of "going green" on the Latino community
A national study of institutional policies for the evaluation of transfer applicants
The foreclosure generation: The long-term impact of the foreclosure crisis on Latino children and families
Leadership to enhance college access and success
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: An implementation guide for school district administrators
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
Teaching for a New World: Preparing High School Educators to Deliver College- and Career-Ready Instruction
The Springboard Project: Getting ahead - staying ahead: Helping America's workforce succeed in the 21st century
The high cost of low educational performance: The long-run economic impact of improving PISA outcomes
The quality imperative: Match ambitious goals for college attainment with an ambitious vision for learning
Critical perspectives on race and equity in review of higher education
Improving the odds for failing schools
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
Does federal student aid raise tuition? New evidence on for-profit colleges
Federal student loan interest rates: History, subsidies, and cost
Student aid simplification: Looking back and looking ahead
US Students in overseas degree programs: Key destinations and fields of study
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
Make me a match: Helping low-income and first generation students make good college choices
Latino college completion in 50 states: Executive summary
What we know about dual enrollment
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
Measuring efficiency in the community college sector
Connecting the dots between learning and resources
The student loan default trap: Why borrowers default and what can be done
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
The condition of college and career readiness 2012: National report
Preparing high school students for college: An exploratory study of college readiness programs in Texas
Is college affordable? In search of a meaningful definition
How does institutional grant aid impact college choice?
42nd Annual survey report on state sponsored student financial aid
MPI updates national and state level estimates of potential DREAM Act beneficiaries
National student aid profile: Overview of 2012 federal programs
Lifting Latinos up by their 'rootstraps': Moving beyond trauma through a healing-informed framework for Latino boys and men
Progress of education reform: Producing quality credentials: Why data and analytics matter
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, fall 2011; financial statistics, fiscal year 2011; and graduation rates, selected cohorts, 2003-2008 : First look (preliminary data)
Cracking the credit hour
Promising and practical strategies to improve postsecondary education
An overview of classes taken and credits earned by beginning postsecondary students
2012 National survey of school counselors: True north: Charting the course to college and career readiness
Students and teachers talk about school reform and student engagement
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
Lost without a map: A survey about students' experiences navigating the financial aid process
College 101 courses for applied learning and student success
Taking college courses in high school: A strategy for college readiness
Unlocking potential: Results of a national survey of postsecondary education in state prisons
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
Trends in student aid 2010
Postsecondary and labor force transitions among public high school career and technical education participants
The condition of education 2011
Unequal aid: Discriminatory treatment of gay and transgender applicants and families headed by same-sex couples in the higher education financial aid process
Designing common assessments to be measures of college and career readiness: Challenges and opportunities
The EFC formula, 2012-2013
The midwest challenge: Matching jobs with education in the post-recession economy
From information to action: Revamping higher education accountability systems
Complete to Compete: Higher education data dashboards (state reports)
41st annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2009-2010 Academic year
Credit recovery and proficiency-based credit: Maintaining high expectations while providing flexibility
GEAR UP: Current project overviews 2002
Overlooked and underpaid: How Title 1 shortchanges high schools, and what ESEA can do about it
Boosting college completion for a new economy
Hidalgo early college district toolkit
Affordable at last: A new student loan system
A better measure of skills gaps: Utilizing ACT skill profile and assessment data for strategic skill research
Using community colleges to build a STEM-skilled workforce
Caught in the crisis: Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
What gets measured gets done: Adding college-course completion to K-12 accountability systems
Smart money: Informing higher education philanthropy
High school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at fall 2009 ninth-graders parents', teachers, school counselors, and school administrators
Adult College Completion Network: Project Warehouse
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 4: Is achievement improving and are gaps narrowing for Title 1 students?
STEM: Science, technology, engineering, mathematics (Full Report)
College Search Database.com
Testing the impact of Higher Achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on academic outcomes
Striving for student success: A model of shared accountability
When working works: Employment & postsecondary success
Snapshot report: Mobility
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
High school career academies: A 40-year proven model for improving college and career readiness
College- and career-ready: Using outcomes data to hold high schools accountable for student success
Federal student aid for incarcerated individuals
Federal student aid for incarcerated individuals (Spanish language version)
La Plaza's scholarship and financial aid guide for Latino's in Indiana - Fall 2009
La Plaza's scholarship and financial aid guide for Latino's in Indiana - Fall 2009 (Spanish language version)
Paying for college: Students from middle-income backgrounds
New York City's Strategy for Improving High Schools: An Overview
Promoting a comprehensive approach to educational opportunity: A pilot inventory of education-related federal programs for children and youth
Lowering student loan default rates: What one consortium of historically black institutions did to succeed
A snapshot of African Americans in higher education
Untapped potential: Early labor market outcomes of dropouts and graduates from Philadelphia's public schools
Federal School Code List
Maintenance of effort: An evolving federal-state policy approach to ensuring college affordability
Who benefits most from college? Evidence for negative selection in heterogeneous economic returns to higher education
Latino College Dollars: Scholarships for Latino students
The nature of innovation in the community college
Raising their voices: Engaging students, teachers, and parents to help end the dropout epidemic
Toward more inclusive college savings plans: Sample state legislation
Addressing the American male imperative in higher education: Implications for public and research universities
Changes in postsecondary degrees below the Bachelor's: 1997-2007
Employers, low-income young adults, and post-secondary credentials: A practical typology for business, education, and community leaders
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
It's about time: Temporal dimensions of college preparation programs
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
Student loan forgiveness programs: An evolving workforce development tool
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
Mobilizing a cross-sector collaborative for systemic change: Lessons from project U-turn, Philadelphia's campaign to reduce the dropout rate
Comprehensive school reform: Meta-analytic evidence of black-white achievement gap narrowing
Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)
Factors affecting the use of student financial assistance by first nations youth
Trends in college pricing 2009
Future to discover: Early implementation report -- Executive summary
The class of 2003 high school follow-up survey
Canadian college student finances: Third edition (2005)
Report on student debt: Canadian college student survey and Canadian undergraduate survey consortium
Research on retention and attrition
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada
Does money matter?
Post-secondary access and student financial aid in Canada: Current knowledge and research gaps
2010-2011 FAFSA on the web worksheet
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
Realizing the promise: How state policy can support alternative certification programs
Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES)
The Education Equality Project: Improving teacher quality
Center for College Affordability and Productivity
Funding dual credit programs: What do we know? What should we know?
Putting kids on the pathway to college: How is your school doing? A college pathways rubric
Transparency by design: Principles of good practice for higher education institutions serving adults at a distance
39th Annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid
The misplaced math student: Lost in eighth-grade Algebra
Finding a way: Practical examples of how a principal-counselor relationship can lead to success for all students
FinAid: Income-based repayment
Connected by 25: Financing housing supports for youth transitioning out of high school
Connected by 25: Financing policies and practices that support permanency for youth transitioning out of foster care
Impact of college rankings on institutional decision making: Four country case studies
National opportunity to learn campaign: Lost opportunity: A 50 state report on the oppotunity to learn in America
How America pays for college 2009: A national study by Gallup and Sallie Mae
2009 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
How America saves for college 2009: Sallie Mae's national study of students and parents
Stronger department of education oversight needed to help ensure only eligible students receive federal student aid
Parent and caregiver activities to create a college-going culture
Transfer and articulation: Paving the way to degree completion
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
The role of nonacademic factors in college readiness and success
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Students earning zero credits
YouthBuild USA
Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI)
English-Spanish glossary of student financial aid and postsecondary education
Beyond social justice: The threat of inequality to workforce development in the Western United States
Funding education beyond high school: The guide to federal student aid 2009-10
National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education
Examining the pre-college attributes and values of Latina/o graduates
Federal access policies and higher education for working adults
Campus commons? What faculty, financial officers, and others think about controlling college costs
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
My future, my way: How to go, how to pay
Funding education beyond high school: The guide to federal student aid 2009-10 (Spanish language version)
Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
The challenge to the states: Preserving college access and affordability in a time of crisis
Official cohort default rates for schools
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2009
State higher education finance: Early release FY 2008
The future of middle-skill jobs
Educational outcomes for children and youth in foster and out-of-home care
Trends in college spending: Where does the money come from? Where does it go?
A brief history of veterans' education benefits and their value
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
Housing policy is school policy: Economically integrative housing promotes academic success in Montgomery County, Maryland
Changes in postsecondary awards below the bachelor's degree: 1997-2007
Academic preparation for college in the high school senior class of 2003-04
Proposed legislative changes to the post-9/11 GI Bill: Potential implications for veterans and colleges
A report of GAO undercover testing on for-profit colleges: GAO bias evident in report to HELP committee
The US STEM education model (simulation)
The impact of teacher experience
State high school tests: Exit exams and other assessments
The state of communities of color in the U.S. economy
Hear us out: High school students in two cities talk about going to college
7th Annual AP report to the nation
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
Working systematically in action: Engaging family and community: A guide for facilitators
Cohort default rate resources
Vision 2020: Creating opportunity for America's next generation
Transforming the high school experience: How New York City's new small schools are boosting student achievement and graduation rates
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
Minorities and the recession era college enrollment boom
Getting past go: Rebuilding the remedial education bridge to college success
The new net price calculator for college website
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
College and career ready graduation: Strengthening the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Restructuring 'restructuring': Improving interventions for low-performing schools and districts
Recommendations for incorporating postsecondary and workforce data into statewide longitudinal data systems
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
The course of innovation: Using technology to transform higher education
Employment experience of youths: Results from a longitudinal survey
Improving public education: A guide for donors to make a difference
Setting statewide college- and career-ready goals
GetMeToCollege.org (How to prepare, pay for, and succeed in college for first-generation college students)
On the road to implementation: Achieving the promise of the common core state standards
Yes we can: The Schott state report on black males and education (national and state reports)
Ensuring youth transitioning from foster care are connected by 25: Lessons learned from the foster care work group
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
NASSGAP 40th annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2008-2009 academic year
College retention and graduation rates
2010 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
The need for institutional fiscal responsibility
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Incentivizing school turnaround: A proposal for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Cross-system collaboration for reconnecting youth
State tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities, 2010-11
Delinquency: The untold story of student loan borrowing
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
The Fortune Society: Prisoner Re-entry
Toward a national workforce education and training policy
Tapping America's Potential
When girls don't graduate, we all fail
Using early-warning data to improve graduation rates: Closing cracks in the education system
What keeps good teachers in the classroom? Understanding and reducing teacher turnover
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
Noncredit enrollment in workforce education: State policies and community college practices
38th Annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2006-2007 Academic year
Education beyond the rhetoric: Making rigor something "real"
Student persistence in college: More than counting caps and gowns
Calumet College of St. Joseph: Adult Undergraduate Accelerated Programs
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Scholarship Program
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention
Anderson University: ADVANCE
Indiana University Kokomo: Project Complete
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
Korean American Scholarship Foundation
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program
Lloyd M. Johnson, Jr. Scholarship Program
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholarships
Indiana college success coalition
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements
2007 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
Getting students to meet challenging academic and career goals: Involving school mentors, parents, and community leaders
MHEC in Indiana: 2006-07
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
2006-2007 National directory of scholarships, internships, and fellowships for Latino youth
2007 Survey of parents of college-bound freshman
Into the eye of the storm: Assessing the evidence on science and engineering education, quality, and workforce demand
Improving academic performance among Native American students: A review of the research literature
Economic mobility: Is the American Dream alive and well?
Good policy, good practice: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education, a guide for policymakers
The minds of boys
Turning around chronically low-performing schools
Big ideas: Dropout prevention strategies: Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success (ALAS)
Opening doors to postsecondary education and training: Planning for life after high school
Predicting different levels of academic success in college using high school GPA and ACT Composite score
Latest ACT National Curriculum Survey® shows lack of content alignment between high school and college
Where the scholarships are: How to develop a scholarship strategy
LearnMore Indiana Resource Center
Statewide administration of the ACT: A key component in improving student preparation for college and work
Helping equip teachers to answer students' questions on college knowledge
Cómo pagar por sus estudios universitarios (Financial aid guide)
Frequently asked questions
Financial aid and scholarship information for undocumented students
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Frequently asked questions
Financial aid glossary: Some terms you may enounter on the road
College of Adult and Professional Studies
Fact book bulletin: Latest data confirms a college affordability gap for students from middle- and lower-income families
Three-year graduation rates for associate students
Is college right for your child?: How to weigh the pros and cons
College access and tax credits
Summer learning programs: Diversifying the high school experience
State of college opportunity in Ohio 2005
Course credit accrual and dropping out of high school
Update: State policies regarding in-state tuition for undocumented students
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
Yes, you can: A guide to establishing mentoring programs to prepare youth for college
Transfer students: Planning your successful college transfer
Reading--Young children's achievement and classroom experiences
What student engagement data tell us about college readiness
Feasibility of a student unit record system within the integrated postsecondary education data system
Championing success: A report on the progress of tribal college and university alumni
Latinos in undergraduate education
Campus diversity initiative evaluation project resource kit
Closing the achievement gap: An overview
Supporting adult English language learners' transitions to postsecondary education
Innovation America: A compact for postsecondary education
Wrestling rising costs with innovation
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
Statement of principals: Twenty-first century skills and the reauthorization of NCLB/ESEA
Making performance accountability work: English lessons for U.S. community colleges
Institutional research and the culture of evidence at community colleges
Project on student debt: State by state data
New directions in enhancing educational results: Policymakers' guide to restructuring student support resources to address barriers to learning (guidebook)
Are private high schools better academically than public high schools?
Establishing an effective guidance and advisement system
Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendations
The family: America's smallest school
Early Head Start and teen parent families: Partnerships for success
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Mission: Possible!
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - English
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
Financing asset building and financial education programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Financing workforce development programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Chicago Public Schools Department of Postsecondary Education
Funding your graduate education: Sources of information
Federal student aid: Graduate and professional studies
Financing graduate education: A guide for prospective students
Marriage and graduate student outcomes
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)
Benchmarks: Indicators of effective educational practice
Emerging evidence on improving high school graduation and improvement rates: The effects of four popular improvement programs
Breaking the cycle of poverty starts with learning
En route to the baccalaureate: Community college student outcomes
Bridge Partnership
Low educational attainments continue to penalise people in many OECD countries
Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
NIH loan repayment programs
Adolescence: Are parents relevant to students' high school achievement and postsecondary attainment
As America becomes more diverse: The impact of state higher education inequality
Involving families in high school and college expectations
EducationQuest
College preparation information from Peterson's Education Center
Addressing financial aid in college preparation programs
Merit aid and college access
Midwest PERL: Postsecondary education resource library
Twenty-first Century Scholars Program
Building toward a better future: A college planning guide for students and their families
Making college affordable: A work-book on financial aid, loans, and scholarships for college-bound students and their families
Trends in college pricing 2006
Economic outcomes of high school completers and non-completers 8 years later
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
Increasing rates of school completion: Moving from policy and research to practice
NDSFA: Recommendations for improving federal aid delivery
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
Strategies for success: Six stories of increasing college access
Reclaiming the American dream
Adult learners and new traditions in higher education
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
The postsecondary educational experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators: Selected results from the NELS: 88/2000 Postsecondary education transcript study
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
Adult education participation in 2004-05
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
Double the work: Challenges and solutions to acquiring academic literacy for adolescent English language learners
Saving futures, saving dollars: The impact of education on crime reduction and earnings
Education and incarceration
Improving urban student achievement through early childhood reform: What state policymakers can do
Just for the kids
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
American diploma project network Indiana action plan
State tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities, 2005-06
Improving literacy outcomes for English language learners in high school: Considerations for states and districts in developing a coherent policy framework
America's perfect storm: Three forces changing our nation's future
Schools to watch
National forum to accelerate middle grades reform
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
A study of admissions officers' perceptions of and attitudes toward homeschooled students
Reflections on college access and persistence
Federal requirements for homeschoolers seeking college admission and financial aid
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
New Technology High School postsecondary student success study