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Title:PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
Organization:ECMC Foundation
Short Description:“PERSIST: A Comprehensive Guide for Student Success in Higher Education” is a toolkit for postsecondary educators to help at-risk students successfully navigate the varied aspects of the college experience. This guide was created to provide tools to help postsecondary professionals increase the success rates of those students who are the most at risk for dropping out – first-generation college-going students, those from low-income families, commuter students, and nontraditional age students.
Annotation:“PERSIST: A Comprehensive Guide for Student Success in Higher Education” is a toolkit for postsecondary educators to help at-risk students successfully navigate the varied aspects of the college experience. Success in higher education is an issue for all students. Currently, only 38 percent of all first-time postsecondary students at two-year institutions and 65 percent of those at four-year institutions graduate within six years. However, the graduation rates are even worse for low-income, first-generation college-going students. Low-income students are less than half as likely to earn a bachelor’s degree as higher-income students. Clearly, access to higher education alone is not enough to provide educational opportunity to all when low-income, first-generation college-going students are the least likely to graduate. This guide was created to provide tools to help postsecondary professionals increase the success rates of those students who are the most at risk for dropping out – first-generation college-going students, those from low-income families, commuter students, and nontraditional age students.
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Adult Students
College Access Program Curricula and Instructional Resources
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
First Generation College Students
Improving Postsecondary Student Success
Low-Income Students
Non-traditional Students

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Lumina Foundation focus: Refuse to lose: Today’s colleges and universities must work to foster student success
Improving lives through higher education: Campus programs and policies for low-income adults
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
How curriculum influences college persistence in Indiana and the nation
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Choosing to improve: Voices from colleges and universities with better graduation rates
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National college access network
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College rankings reformed: The case for a new order in higher education
Knowledge for practice: A training program for college access advisors
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
The economic promise of investing in high-quality preschool: Using early education to improve economic growth and the fiscal sustainability of states and the nation
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Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1999-2000
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GEAR UP Resources Clearinghouse Homepage
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
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Fulfilling the commitment: Recommendations for reforming federal student aid
Community colleges: Special supplement to the Condition of Education 2008
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Military service members and veterans in higher education: What the new GI Bill may mean for postsecondary institutions
Toward informative assessment and a culture of evidence: Results from strengthening pre-collegiate education in community colleges
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Do increases in Pell and other grant awards increase college-going among lower income high school graduates? Evidence from a 'natural experiment'
Increasing student engagement through faculty development: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
Building tomorrow's workforce: Promoting the education and advancement of Hispanic immigrant workers in America
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The Condition of Education 2010
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Building a learning agenda around disconnected youth
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
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Why have college completion rates declined? An analysis of changing student preparation and collegiate resources
Growing What Works Database
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Building student success from the ground up: A case study of an Achieving the Dream college
Benchmarks: WICHE Region 2009
Training tomorrow's workforce: Community college and apprenticeship as collaborative routes to rewarding careers
Promoting gatekeeper course success among community college students needing remediation: Findings and recommendations from a Virginia study
Community college student outcomes: Limitations of the Intergrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and recommendations for improvement
The quality imperative: Match ambitious goals for college attainment with an ambitious vision for learning
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Basics of longitudinal cohort analysis: 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
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Using data to increase student success: A focus on diagnosis: Principles and practices of student success
Taking stock: Higher education and Latinos
The facts: Postsecondary access and success
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Accountability for equitable outcomes in higher education
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis
College readiness brief: Academic rigor: At the heart of college access and success
Improving public education: A guide for donors to make a difference
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
National Center for Academic Transformation
Funding career pathways and career pathway bridges: A federal policy toolkit for states
ETS Policy Notes: Advancing learning for our diverse adult population
The Pell Institute and Pathways to College Network Evaluation Toolkit
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Spring issue
Eight components of college and career readiness counseling
The relationship between AP exam performance and college outcomes
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
Characteristics of effective urban college preparation programs
Scaling up learning communities: The experience of six community colleges
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Improving student success by strengthening developmental education in community colleges: The role of state policy
Connext Postsecondary Assessment System
Referral, enrollment, and completion in developmental education sequences in community colleges
The Bologna Process for US eyes: Re-learning higher education in the Age of Convergence
Gaining support from campus leaders: A project brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
The other college: Retention and completion rates among two-year college students
Aligning multiple campus initiatives: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
College readiness for the 21st century: A blog on college readiness in practice and policy
Working learners: Educating our entire workforce for success in the 21st century
Transparency by design: Principles of good practice for higher education institutions serving adults at a distance
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Late stop-outs
Field guide for improving student success
Education & the military spouse: The long road to success
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Characteristics and destinations of students who transfer: Second report
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
Gateway to College
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
Flexible learning options for adult students
Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid: A Guide for Those Helping Students Prepare for Postsecondary Education
McNair scholar handbook
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
Indiana University: Adult Student Resources
Redesigning the ninth-grade experience: Reduce failure, improve achievement, and increase high school graduation rates
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
Hitting home: Quality, cost, and access challenges confronting higher education today
Focus on foster care: Building educational support for youth in care
Inventing Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs): The basics
Student retention and graduation: Facing the truth, living with the consequences
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
The college ladder: Linking secondary and postsecondary education for success for all students
College access, financial aid, and college success for undergraduates from foster care
Part I: Barriers to student success on college campuses
Migrant students attending college: Facilitating their success
First generation college students: A literature review
What are the expected benefits associated with implementing a comprehensive guidance program
Adult persistence and success in higher education: A brief annotated bibliography of online resources
Foster youth educational attainment: An annotated bibliography of online resources
Low-income adults in profile: Improving lives through higher education
Paths to persistence: An analysis of research on program effectiveness at community colleges
Improving student attainment in community colleges: Institutional characteristics and policies
Chicago Public Schools Department of Postsecondary Education
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
Distance learning and adults with disabilities
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
UA Adult Focus
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
Adult learners and new traditions in higher education
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
Supporting adult English language learners' transitions to postsecondary education
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
The road less traveled? Students who enroll in multiple institutions
Twenty things you need to know about financing college
The postsecondary achievement of participants in dual enrollment: An analysis of student outcomes in two states
New directions in enhancing educational results: Policymakers' guide to restructuring student support resources to address barriers to learning (guidebook)
Is student success labeled institutional failure? Student goals and graduation rates in the accountability debate at community colleges
Promoting academic momentum at community colleges: Challenges and opportunities
Indiana's adult education and workforce skills performance report: Preparing adults for a brighter future
Reaching higher with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana: Focusing on the roll of community colleges
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
Opening doors to postsecondary education and training: Planning for life after high school
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
A good start: Two-year effects of a freshman learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
More student success: A systemic solution
The economic benefits of postsecondary degrees: A state and national level analysis
Review of the effects of school vouchers on college enrollment: Experimental evidence from New York City
Bridging the gap: An impact study of eight developmental summer bridge programs in Texas
A framework for advancing career and technical education: Recommendations for the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act
2012 National survey of school counselors: True north: Charting the course to college and career readiness
Higher education, merit-based scholarships and post-baccalaureate migration
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
Common measures for college access and success
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Pell Institute: TRIO clearinghouse
Not just kid stuff anymore: The economic imperative for more adults to complete college
New path to federal student aid for those with no high school diploma or GED
Six year attainment, persistence, transfer, retention, and withdrawal rates of students who began postsecondary education in 2003-04
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
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
ABE career connections: A manual for integrating Adult Basic Education into Career Pathways
Building a higher skilled workforce: Results and implications from the Bridgeconnect national survey
Achieving success: The latest news in promoting community college success
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
Higher education web portals: Serving state and student transfer needs
Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES)
The 'bottom' seventy percent: What America's elite institutions of higher learning owe to everyone else
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
Community college student survey
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
Which students to serve? Universal or targeted eligibility for postsecondary opportunity programs
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
Developmental education in community colleges
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
Grading higher education: Giving consumers the information they need
Just how similar? Community colleges and the for-profit sector
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
Modeling the role of community colleges in increasing educational attainment and workforce preparedness
Statewide aid policies to improve college access and success
Documenting uncertain times: Post-graduate transitions of the Academically Adrift cohort
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study (2012)
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
Opportunity for action: Preparing youth for 21st century livelihoods
Raising job quality and skills for American workers: Creating more effective education and workforce development systems in the states
Building pathways to transfer: Community colleges that break the chain of failure for students of color
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
Using state policies to ensure effective assessment and placement in postsecondary education
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
Boosting postsecondary education performance
The completion arch: Measuring community college student success
Ramp-up to Readiness
Unlocking the gate: What we know about improving developmental education
Smart money: Informing higher education philanthropy
Complete to Compete: Higher education data dashboards (state reports)
A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth
Complexity in college admission: The barriers between aspiration and enrollment for lower-income students
Young adult outcomes of youth exiting dependent or delinquent care in Los Angeles county
Leveraging data for college completion
The college completion agenda: 2011 progress report
Still on the sidelines: What role will higher education trustees play in higher education reform?
Testing the impact of Higher Achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on academic outcomes
High school dual enrollment programs: Are we fast-tracking students too fast?
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
Snapshot report: Mobility
National postsecondary enrollment trends: Before, during, and after the great recession
What can we learn from law school? Legal education reflects issues found in all of higher education
The long-term impacts of teachers: Teacher value-added and student outcomes in adulthood
Higher education: Use of new data could help improve oversight of distance education
Learn and earn: Modeling the success of Metropolitan College: The Business-Higher Education Forum's simulation series
Using data and inquiry to build equity-focused college-going cultures
Pat Tillman Foundation
Adult College Completion Network: Project Warehouse
Learning at a distance: Undergraduate enrollment in distance education courses and degree programs
Innovation at scale: How Virginia community colleges are collaborating to improve developmental education and increase student success
Getting ready for college: An implementation and early impacts study of eight Texas developmental summer bridge programs
The causes and consequences of attending historically black colleges and universities
Keeping students on course: An impact study of a student success course at Guilford Technical Community College
Make me a match: Helping low-income and first generation students make good college choices
Reclaiming the American Dream: Community colleges and the nation's future: A report from the 21st century commission on the future of community colleges
Valuable learning or "spinning their wheels"?: Understanding excess credits earned by community college associate degree completers
Leading by example: A case study of peer leader programs at two Achieving the Dream colleges
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color: Companion workbook
Leaders & laggards: A state-by-state report card on public postsecondary education
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by academic level 2009-2010
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
Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: Reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs
Assets & opportunity scorecard
Education and the economy: The economic benefits of helping high school dropouts earn both high school diplomas and college degrees
Pell grants and the lifting of rural America's future
Increasing opportunities for immigrant students: Community college strategies for success
No DREAMers left behind: The economic potential of DREAM Act beneficiaries
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, Fall 2010; Financial statistics, fiscal year 2010; and graduation rates, selected cohorts, 2002-07
Student success courses and educational outcomes at Virginia community colleges
Time to completion: States and systems must tackle the time dilemma
Community colleges and higher education: How do state transfer and articulation policies impact student pathways?
Tracking students to 200 percent of normal time: Effect on institutional graduation rates
Effects of welfare reform on vocational education and training
The degree qualifications profile
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
What do you want in an afterschool program?
Back on track to college: A Texas school district leverages state policy to put dropouts back on the path to success
Are you gainfully employed? Setting standards for for-profit degrees
Taking the next step: The promise of intermediate measures for meeting postsecondary completion goals
One-shot deal? Students' perceptions of assessment and course placement in California's community colleges
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
The power of the education-industry partnership: Fostering innovation in collaboration between community colleges and businesses
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of credential completers
Priced out: How the wrong financial-aid policies hurt low-income students
Unlocking doors and expanding opportunity: Moving beyond the limiting reality of college and career readiness in California high schools
From information to action: Revamping higher education accountability systems
Developmental Education Initiative (DEI) self-assessment tool
Boosting college completion for a new economy
What should count? Frontline perspectives on student success and college accountability
Greening community colleges: An environmental path to improving educational outcomes
Unlocking potential: Results of a national survey of postsecondary education in state prisons
Podcast: Getting high school dropouts in and out of college
Giving credit where credit is due: Creating a competency-based qualifications framework for postsecondary education and training
Degrees for what jobs? Raising expectations for colleges and universities in a global economy
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
Keeping score when it counts: Graudation success and academic progress rates for the 2011 NCAA Division1 men's basketball tournament teams
Momentum: Sustaining efforts to improve life outcomes among African-American males
A detection model of college withdrawal
More is less: Extra time does little to boost college grad rates
Building roads to success: Key considerations for communities and states reconnecting youth to education
Accountability & continuous improvement in remedial education: Getting Past Go Project
STEM in postsecondary education: Entrance, attrition, and coursetaking among 2003-2004 beginning postsecondary students
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
Cornerstones of completion: State policy support for accelerated, structured pathways to college credentials and transfer
Completing college: A national view of student attainment rates
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
For this place, for these people: An exploration of best practices among charter schools serving native students
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
Commencement day: Six-year effects of a college learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
Cracking the credit hour
Debt, jobs, diversity and who gets in: A survey of admissions directors
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
Crafting a new vision for high school: How states can join academic and technical studies to promote more powerful learning
Transitional jobs for ex-prisoners: Early impacts from a random assignment evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Prisoner Reentry Program
Annotated bibliography: Adult learning in focus: National and state data report
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
Enrollment status and outcomes
Engaging faculty and staff: An imperative for fostering retention, advising, and smart borrowing
Low-income students and college success: More than money
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Community college student success: What institutional characteristics make a difference
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
Framing new terrain: Older adults & higher education
Retooling career and technical education
The national articulation and transfer network
Tools for Latino family outreach: Supporting student success in the middle grades and beyond
Promising practices for community college developmental education
Beyond the open door: Increasing student success in the California community colleges
What works in remediation: Lessons from 30 years of research
Educating English language learners: Implementing instructional practices
High school planner: Your guide to planning for college
Building a strong community college system for the state of Indiana: A best practices study
The path through graduate school: A longitudinal examination 10 years after bachelor’s degree
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
Statewide administration of the ACT: A key component in improving student preparation for college and work
The context of "choice" in college pathways
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
Liberal education outcomes: A preliminary report on student achievement in college
Latino student success at Hispanic serving institutions
What works for Latino students
Addressing the needs of adult learners
Persistence and attainment of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: After three years
Forging new partnerships: Adult and developmental education in community colleges
Mounting pressures facing the U.S. workforce and the increasing need for adult education and literacy
Preparing Oklahoma students for the future
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
A postsecondary resource guide for students with psychiatric disabilities
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
Financing workforce development programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
College students working: The choice nexus
Opening doors: Expanding educational opportunities for low-income workers
Pathways to a four-year degree: Determinants of transfer and degree completion
Data sources for improving college access and success
Access denied: Restoring the nation’s commitment to equal educational opportunity
One-third of a nation: Rising drop-out rates and declining opportunity
Increasing the preparedness of at-risk students
Participation in adult education and lifelong learning: 2000-01
Breaking through: Helping low-skilled adults enter and succeed in college and careers
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
Mexican Americans and other Latinos in postsecondary education: Institutional influences
Postsecondary education opportunity
Income of U.S. workforce projected to decline if education doesn't improve
Higher education opportunities for foster youth: A primer for policymakers
Postsecondary Education English Spanish Glossary
The art of student retention
Student success: Statewide P-16 systems -- early outreach
Moving into town - and moving on: The community college in the lives of traditional age students
Stepping stones to a degree: The impact of enrollment pathways and milestones on older community college student outcomes
The role of academic and non-academic factors in improving college retention
National College Access Program Directory
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
NCAA Federal Graduation Rates Data Archive
Intercollegiate athletes and effective educational practice: Winning combination or losing effort
Career academies: Impacts on labor market outcomes and educational attainment
From college access to college success: College preparation and persistence of BPS graduates
College learning for the new global century
Participation in adult education for work-related reasons: 2002-03
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
Best practices in student support services: A study of five exemplary sites
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in postsecondary education
Oakland City University: School of Adult and Extended Learning
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention
Toward a national workforce education and training policy
Supporting English language acquisition: Opportunities for foundations to strengthen the social and economic well-being of immigrant families
The Bologna club: What U.S. higher education can learn from a decade of higher education reconstruction
Apply to succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
The effectiveness of student aid policies: What the research tells us
UpwardBound Math-Science: STEM education that works
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
The impact of postsecondary remediation using a regression discontinuity approach: Addressing endogenous sorting and noncompliance
Reach higher, America: Overcoming crisis inthe U. S. workforce
Career and technical education in the United States: 1990-2005
Given half a chance: The Schott 50 state report on public education and black males
IDA pays: A missing piece of the access puzzle
College readiness for all toolbox
International trends in adult education and lifelong learning
Family firsts: Reach for your dreams
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
SREB Factbook on higher education
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
College-ready students, student-ready colleges: An agenda for improving degree completion in postsecondary education
Barriers to college attainment: Lessons from Chicago
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
Ready to assemble: A model state higher education accountability system
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
Facts for education advocates: School counseling, access and persistence
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
Open-access colleges responsible for greatest gains in graduation rates
Raising their voices: Engaging students, teachers, and parents to help end the dropout epidemic
Improving transfer access to STEM bachelor's degrees at Hispanic Serving Institutions through the America COMPETES Act
Developmental Education Initiative: State policy framework and strategy
Increasing college success: A roadmap for governors
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
Improving education and employment for disadvantaged young men: Proven and promising strategies
Community College 2.0
The financial aid challenge: Successful practices that address the underutilization of financial aid in community colleges
Dollars and sense: How "career first" programs like Year Up benefit youth and employers
FloridaCAN! Empowering communities to work alongside our schools for student success
Investing in change: How much do Achieving the Dream colleges spend - and from what resources - to become data-driven institutions
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
The College Completion Agenda
The college completion agenda: 2010 progress report
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating Hispanic students
The key to prosperity: The skills of the American worker
Transfer access from community colleges and the distribution of elite higher education
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
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
ACE Online Information Center
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student success
Four steps to finishing first in higher education: A guide for state policymakers
Rising by Degrees
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
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
Counselor and college access provider activities to create a college-going culture
LE,NONET pilot project: Interim evaluation report
Inequalities at the outset: Identifying factors that affect parents' perceptions of paying for college
Changing course: Improving Aboriginal access to post-secondary education in Canada
Embracing differences: Post-secondary education among Aboriginal students, students with children and students with disabilities (2005)
Mind the access gap: Breaking down barriers to post-secondary education
Future to Discover: Early Implementation Report
“Why access matters” revisited: A review of the latest research
Research on retention and attrition
The role of guidance in post-secondary planning
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
Persistence in post-secondary education in Canada: The latest research
Measuring student achievement at postsecondary institutions
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
Developing a college-going culture in a middle school: A toolkit
Does money matter? II
Employers, low-income young adults, and post-secondary credentials: A practical typology for business, education, and community leaders
Latinos and the culture of college: How to build a commitment-to-college curriculum
Revving the education engine: Effectively aligning education, workforce, and economic development policy
Service-learning and Hispanic students: What works in the field
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: A guide for America's leaders
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: An implementation guide for school district administrators
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: Supplement to the analysts' guide
FY 2011 budget proposal: Thoughts and recommendations for increasing college access and success
Financial education in TRIO programs
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assess and respond to racial and ethnic disparities in student outcomes
Yes we can: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
What impacts student success in college persistence and completion?
Yes we can: The Schott state report on black males and education (national and state reports)
Dream vs. reality: An analysis of potential Dream Act beneficiaries
Grantmakers for Education
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
Increasing baccalaureate attainment in Louisville: A proposed blueprint for community action
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
Vision 2020: Creating opportunity for America's next generation
Sample state legislation to extend foster care, adoption, and guardianship protections, services, and payments to young adults age 18 and over
The path forward: The future of graduate education in the United States
Center on Education and the Workforce
Who benefits most from college? Evidence for negative selection in heterogeneous economic returns to higher education
Better late than never? Examining late high school graduates
The impact of "going green" on the Latino community
Believing the College Dream (Curriculum guide for college planning)
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
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
Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (H.R. 6893) Summary
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: When do students stop out?
Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES)
Keeping score when it counts: Sweet 16 men's and women's teams: A look at their academic success
Enhancing college student success through developmental education
Getting back on track: Effects of a community college program for probationary students
Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
How colleges organize themselves to increase student persistence: Four-year institutions (College Board study on student retention)
National opportunity to learn campaign: Lost opportunity: A 50 state report on the oppotunity to learn in America
Transparency by design
Background and supporting evidence for Adult Education for Work
Hispanicity and educational inequality: Risks, opportunities and the nation's future
Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
The changing pathways of Hispanic youth into adulthood
Improving lives: State and federal programs for low-income adults (searchable database)
Helping students navigate the path to college: What high schools can do
Rethinking developmental education in community colleges
Economic state of young America
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
Using early-warning data to improve graduation rates: Closing cracks in the education system
Noncredit enrollment in workforce education: State policies and community college practices
Community colleges under stress
Pushing the envelope: State policy innovations in financing postsecondary education for workers who study
Indiana by the numbers
National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education
Building a better bridge: Helping young adults enter and succeed in college
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Students earning zero credits
Measuring up 2008
Mapping new directions: Higher education for older adults
Education attainment levels for the states: Degree completion overview charts (by state)
Coming to our senses: Education and the American future
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
Condition of education 2008
Huntington College: EXCEL Adult Degree Programs
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
Advancing adults into community college programs: Data tools from Breaking Through
I-STEM Resource Network
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Promoting student success: Indiana educational and career services
Diverse issues in higher education
University of Indianapolis: School for Adult Learning
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
The ESL logjam: Waiting times for adult ESL classes and the impact on English language learners
Anderson University: ADVANCE
Indiana University Kokomo: Project Complete
Upward Bound Math-Science: Program description and interim impact estimates
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
Adult education participation in 2004-05
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Students entering and leaving postsecondary occupational education: 1995-2001
Income and financial aid effects on persistence and degree attainment in public colleges
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
Improving lives: Ensuring the academic success of low-income adults
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
Pacific Islanders lagging behind in higher educational attainment
New Technology High School postsecondary student success study
Richard Stockton College Community of Scholars
A research agenda for the study of the effects of borrowing and the prospects of indebtedness on students' college-going choices
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
Does public funding for higher education matter?
The seventh generation: Native students speak about finding the good path
Paying for persistence: Early results of a Louisiana scholarship program for low-income parents attending community college
Peak experiences
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
Critical postsecondary education issues in Indiana
Characteristics of undergraduate borrowers: 1999-2000
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
Measuring up 2006 state report card on education: Indiana
Addressing the shame of higher education: Programs that support college enrollment and retention of African-American males
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Lumina Foundation for Education
College Results Online
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
Lumina Foundation focus: Barrier busters: Community colleges and their students embrace challenges
Student success or student non-dissatisfaction: Considering the purpose guided approach to the first year of college
Do expenditures for student support services lead to demonstrable gains in student achievement
Gender gap grows
What community college practices and policies are effective in promoting student success: A study of high- and low-impact institutions
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education
How is school reform tied to increasing college access and success for low income and minority youth
Borrowers who drop out: A neglected aspect of the college student loan trend
Pathways to a four-year degree: The higher education story of one generation
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
Higher education reform: Incorporating the needs of foster youth
The dream deferred: Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
A guide to establishing community-based college access centers
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
College of Adult and Professional Studies
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
Hendricks College Network
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Opening doors to earning credentials: Impressions of community college access and retention from low-wage workers
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
Better outcomes for low-income youth and adults: Lessons from MetLife foundation awards
Institutional practices and student persistence: Extending the empirical record
Engaged learning: Fostering success for all students
Nontraditional undergraduates
College guide for students with disabilities
Spanish services training guide
Career development curricula and instructional materials
Improving educational attainment through extensive postsecondary encouragement services
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
MHEC in Indiana: 2006-07
Center for native education
National Council of La Raza
Experiences that matter: Enhancing student learning and success
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Establishing an effective guidance and advisement system
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
The global state of higher education and the rise of private finance
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
Reaching higher with accountability (working paper)
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
Characteristics and destinations of students who transfer: First report
Strategic directions in Indiana education
Critical perspectives on race and equity in review of higher education
A better affirmative action: State universities that created alternatives to racial preferences
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
One in seven: Ranking youth disconnection in the 25 largest metro areas
The urgency of now: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
Promising and practical strategies to improve postsecondary education
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
Reverse transfer: A national view of student mobility from four-year to two-year institutions
Taking college courses in high school: A strategy for college readiness
Lumina Foundation Focus: Discerning learning: Colleges find new ways to show what students know
Ready by 21 case study: Austin, TX
High expectations and strong supports yield postsecondary success
Buying college: What consumers need to know
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
Students speak! Understanding the value of HBCUs from student perspectives
Own the Turf: College and Career Readiness Counseling Campaign
K-12 education reform: Implications and opportunities for public colleges and universities
Facilitating student learning through contextualization
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Higher education: Students at the heart of the system
GEAR UP: Current project overviews 2002
Improving student transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions-The perspective of leaders from baccalaureate-granting institutions
Accomodating student veterans with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder: Tips for campus faculty and staff
Five ways ed pays (Spanish language version)
Stepping stones: Principal career paths and school outcomes
Capacity building to diversify STEM: Realizing potential among HBCUs
Affirming the goal: Is college and career readiness an internationally competitive standard?
Academic competitiveness and national SMART grant programs: First-year lessons learned
Services to students with disabilities: A study of workload and costs
Community college students: Goals, academic preparation, and outcomes
Next generation learning: The intelligent use of technology to develop innovative learning models and personalized educational pathways
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
College retention and graduation rates
A sharper focus on technical workers: How to educate and train for the global economy
Disrupting college: How disruptive innovation can deliver quality and affordability to postsecondary education
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
Closing the gap between high school and college
A model for success: CART's linked learning program increases college enrollment
Untapped potential: Fulfilling the promise of Big Brother Big Sisters and the bigs and littles they represent
Getting what we pay for: State community college funding strategies that benefit low-income, lower-skilled students
ACE Toolkit for veteran friendly institutions
Latino college completion in 50 states: Executive summary
AACC statement on the American Enterprise Institute's "Completion Matters: The High Cost of Low Community College Graduation Rates"
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act: Toward a modern adult education system and a more educated workforce
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
The role of minority-serving institutions in national college completion goals
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
Building institutional capacity for data-informed decision making
Improving the odds for failing schools
The impact of affirmative action bans in graduate education
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
Trends among young adults over three decades, 1974-2006
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
Middle school counselor's guide: NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling
Choosing who delivers: The impact of placing limits on the delivery of remedial education at four-year institutions
The great cost shift: How higher education cuts undermine the future middle class
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
Community college access and affordability for occupational and nontraditional students
Serving adult learners in higher education: Prinicples of effectiveness (Executive summary)
Military service members and veterans: A profile of those enrolled in undergraduate and graduate education in 2007-08
High flyers: Policies and strategies that boost developmental education success in Florida's community colleges
The Future Ready Project
The midwest challenge: Matching jobs with education in the post-recession economy
Think College Indiana!
Designing common assessments to be measures of college and career readiness: Challenges and opportunities
After-school toolkit: TIps, techniques, and templates for improving program quality
Leveraging service blueprinting to rethink higher education
American Association of Community Colleges: Report on the 21st century initiative listening tour
STEM: Science, technology, engineering, mathematics (Full Report)
Why policymakers should care about children's savings
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
Smart spending: Reforming federal financial aid for higher education
The for-profit postsecondary school sector: Nimble critters or agile predators?
General education, vocational education, and labor-market outcomes over the life-cycle
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
A crucible moment: College learning & democracy's future
When working works: Employment & postsecondary success
National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Snapshot Reports
Snapshot report: Concurrent enrollment
Characteristics of GED recipients in high school: 2002-06
College Search Database.com
A better measure of skills gaps: Utilizing ACT skill profile and assessment data for strategic skill research
The state of young America: Economic barriers to the American dream
Three policies to reduce time to degree
Twenty-first Century Scholars Indiana college assistance and incentives resource book
Bringing business analytics to the college campus: Using fiscal metrics to steer innovation in postsecondary educations
From remediation to acceleration: Early lessons from two Philadelphia back on track schools
The 'personalization' of higher education: Using technology to enhance the college experience
Merit aid for undergraduates: Trends from 1995-96 to 2007-08
An analysis of learning outcomes of underrepresented students at urban institutions
Reducing undergraduate debt to increase Latina and Latino participation in STEM professions
The effect of housing wealth on college choice: Evidence from the housing boom
A disruptive look at competency-based education: How the innovative use of technology will transform the college experience
Action plan for improving measures of postsecondary student success
Dual enrollment: Reviewing programs to promote college completion
Professional college knowledge: Re-envisioning how we prepare our college readiness workforce
Evaluating student outcomes at for-profit colleges
Pursuing the American Dream: Economic mobility across generations
Housing wealth and higher education: Building a foundation for economic mobility
New Americans in postsecondary education: A profile of immigrant and second-generation American undergraduates
A new classification scheme for for-profit institutions
Dramatically bringing down the cost of education with OER: How open education resources unlock the door to free learning
SREB: State data exchange report: 42 Years and still counting: 2010-11 Indicators report
What explains trends in labor supply among U.S. undergraduates, 1970-2009?
Pathways through graduate school and into careers
Moving on up: How tuition tax breaks increasingly favor the upper middle-class
California District Report Cards
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth: A skilled, prepared workforce
College completion: Who graduates from college, who doesn't and why it matters
Money, politics, and the rise of for-profit higher education in the US: A story of supply, demand and the brazilian effect
Do high stakes placement exams predict college success?
Tapping HSI-STEM funds to improve Latina and Latino Access to STEM professions
Can transfer and articulation policies propel communtiy college students to a bachelor's degree-and is that the only goal?
Top ten ways college counselors can help undocumented students
Community college and high school partnerships
Do institutions respond asymmetrically to changes in state need- and merit-based aid?
Improving undergraduate learning: Findings and policy recommendations from the SSRC-CLA longitudinal project
What works in student retention 2010
Adults with college degrees in the United States, by county
A report of GAO undercover testing on for-profit colleges: GAO bias evident in report to HELP committee
The social life of college information: Relationships and experiences as tools for enhancing college decision making
Hear us out: High school students in two cities talk about going to college
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, fall 2009; Graduation rates, 2003 & 2006 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2009
School connectedness and meaningful student participation
Degree completion beyond institutional borders: Responding to the new reality of mobile and non-traditional learners
Housing policy is school policy: Economically integrative housing promotes academic success in Montgomery County, Maryland
Unexpected pathways: Transfer patterns of California community college students
Web tables - profiles of students in graduate and first-professional education: 2007-08
What's it worth: The economic value of college majors
If only we told our story better...Reenvisioning state-university relations through the lens of public engagement
One degree of separation: How young Americans who don't finish college see their chances for success
Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning
GEAR UP Data: An information center of data, research, and analysis on GEAR UP
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Postsecondary and labor force transitions among public high school career and technical education participants
Education and the economy: Boosting state and national economies by improving high school graduation rates
The need for institutional fiscal responsibility
A sound investment: The community college dividend
Learning communities for students in developmental math: Impact studies at Queensborough and Houston community colleges
Community college students and grant aid: Bringing equity to the provision of grant aid by states and institutions
Working systematically in action: Engaging family and community: A guide for facilitators
Middle skills jobs and the growing importance of postsecondary education
Business resources for a college- and career-ready America
A national talent strategy: Ideas for securing US competitiveness and economic growth
Are the sleeping giants awake? Non-profit universities enter online education at scale
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, fall 2011; financial statistics, fiscal year 2011; and graduation rates, selected cohorts, 2003-2008 : First look (preliminary data)
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
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?
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
The condition of college and career readiness 2012: National report
Making loans work: How community colleges support responsible borrowing
Overcoming the poverty challenge to enable college and career readiness for all: The crucial role of student supports
Economic Diversity Among Selective Colleges: Measuring the Enrollment Impact of "No-loan" Programs
Using assessment results: Promising practices of institutions that do it well
Connecting the dots between learning and resources
Strategies for improving outcomes for disconnected youth (Executive Summary)
Lifting Latinos up by their 'rootstraps': Moving beyond trauma through a healing-informed framework for Latino boys and men
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
Portable, stackable credentials: A new education model for industry-specific career pathways
College and career development organizer
A profile of the Ronald McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program: 1999-2000
Good policy, good practice: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education, a guide for policymakers
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Improving academic performance among Native American students: A review of the research literature
Communication 101: A toolkit for grantees
School strategies and the "college linking" process: Reconsidering the effects of high schools on college enrollment
Indiana Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
Orphan Foundation of America
Ohio's career development program
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
Missouri guidance and placement lessons: Applying employment readiness skills and the skills for on-the-job success
Career guidance: A curriculum guide for the middle level
Indiana Department of Education: Career guidance - high school
Adult competencies for life-long career development
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Are they really ready to work? Employers perspectives on the basic knowledge and applied skills of new entrants to the 21st century U.S. workforce
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
Postsecondary Access and Success
A framework and recommendations for federal action on secondary school reform
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
2007 Status report on the Pell Grant program
Students with learning disabilities transitioning from high school to college
Adding it up: State challenges for increasing college access and success
Getting students to meet challenging academic and career goals: Involving school mentors, parents, and community leaders
Remediation in the community college: An evaluator's perspective
Frequently asked questions about college access and success
The road ahead: Improving diversity in graduate education
Committing to student engagement: Reflections on CCSSE's first five years: 2007 findings
Creating a college-going culture guide
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Helping equip teachers to answer students' questions on college knowledge
Indiana youth group
How do I pay for college?
The impact of diversity on college students: The latest research
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
Preparing for college
Paying for college: A brief look at student financial aid programs
First in my family: A profile of first-generation college students at four-year institutions since 1971 - executive summary
LearnMore Indiana Resource Center
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
EPAS®: A system that works
Guia para estudiantes (Guide for students)
Cómo pagar por sus estudios universitarios (Financial aid guide)
Collegiate learning assessement project
Serving adult learners in higher education: Principles of effectiveness
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
A multi-institution analysis of the effects of campus-based financial aid on student persistence at public four-year institutions
Lumina Foundation lessons: Places - and faces - that foster student success
Campus diversity initiative evaluation project resource kit
Accelerated learning for all
Addressing America's dropout challenge: State efforts to boost graduation rates require federal support
Translations for success
Graduate migration from Indiana's postsecondary institutions
Indiana's 21st century scholars: A new community college system and college prep curriculum are improving the state's position
Lumina Foundation for Education: Adult learners
Setting the stage: Adults in Higher Education
Relationships between students' high school and middle school experiences and later completion of a Bachelor's degree
Indiana college completion rates 2007
Tour of the male student mind in American higher education
Beyond access: How the first semester matters for community college students' aspirations and persistence
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
Getting ready for college: Advising high school students with learning disabilities
Echoes of Bakke: A fractured Supreme Court invalidates two race-conscious K-12 student assignment plans but affirms the compelling interest in the educational benefit of diversity
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Financing asset building and financial education programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Postsecondary education options for students with intellectual disabilities
Access for all? Debating in-state tuition for undocumented alien students
Double the numbers: Postsecondary attainment and underrepresented youth
Held back: How student aid programs fail working adults
Work first, study second: Adult undergraduates who combine employment and postsecondary enrollment
TRIO Programs
Gender gap among undergraduates could stem from wage premium for women, study finds
Crucial choices: How students financial decisions affect their academic success
Learning in the fast lane: Adult learners’ persistence and success in accelerated college programs
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
Just and efficient college finance
What role can dual enrollment programs play in easing the transition between high school and postsecondary education
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
College persistence on the rise? Changes in 5-year degree completion and postsecondary persistence rates between 1994 and 2000
The role of finances in the persistence process.: A structural model
College enrollment gender gap widens for White and Hispanic students, but race and income disparities still most significant new ACE report finds
National Association of Street Schools
Project GRAD
Dollars and sense II: Lessons from good, cost-effective small schools
Bridges to Success
Twenty-first Century Scholars Program
Life after high school: Young people talk about their hopes and prospects
Best practice: Indiana University Bloomington groups program
Locked up and locked out: An educational perspective on the U.S. prison pipeline
Fixing the formula: A new approach to determining independent students' ability to pay for college
Investing wisely in adult learning is key to state prosperity
Mentoring programs: An annotated bibliography of online resources
TRIO Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP)
Add and subtract: Dual enrollment as a state strategy to increase postsecondary success for underrepresented students
First generation students in postsecondary education: A look at their college transcripts
First in the family: Advice about college from first generation students
Advisory committee on student financial assistance
Indiana higher education opportunity data book
The student debt dilemma: Debt aversion as a barrier to college access
Education pays update 2005: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Transition from high school to postsecondary education and employment for students with disabilities
Leaving boys behind: Public high school graduation rates
Quintessential Careers college planning resources
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
Recent changes in the entry of Hispanic and White youth into college
From high school to the future: A first look at Chicago public school graduates' college enrollment, college preparation, and graduation from four-year colleges
SPIDO (State Policy Inventory Database Online)
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
The high cost of failing to reform public education in Indiana
Education pays 2006: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
The relationship between career development and educational development: A selected review of the literature
Learning communities and student success in postsecondary education
Indiana project on academic success: Retention Bibliography
Miles to go: Louisiana
From their voices: American Indians in higher education and the phenomenon of stepping out
Talent Development High Schools
Reflections on college access and persistence
Catching the Dream
Sallie Mae: First in my family scholarship
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
Homeschoolers on to college: What research shows us
Homeschooled adults: Are they ready for college
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
Career development in context: Selected trends in education, economics, labor, and society
Education and incarceration
Act on fact: Using data to improve student success
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
Practical guidelines for the education of English language learners: Research based recommendations for instruction and academic interventions
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
Department of Upward Bound programs: Strategic plan
Advising adult learners: The adult learning focused institution
Goshen College: Degree-completion programs
Marian College: Marian's Adult Programs (MAP)
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants
College For Every Student
Education and training for TANF recipients: Opportunities and challenges under the final rule
Adult Basic Education to Community Colleges Transitions Symposium Proceedings Report
I-BEST a program integrating adult basic education and workforce training
Confronting the "new" American dilemma: Underrepresented minorities in engineering: A data-based look at diversity (Executive Summary)
The status of African Americans in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Do community colleges provide a viable pathway to a Baccalaureate degree?
Calumet College of St. Joseph: Adult Undergraduate Accelerated Programs
High schools as launch pads: How college-going culture improves graduation rates in low-income high schools
Postsecondary connection: Making the link between high school preparation and college success
Beyond social justice: The threat of inequality to workforce development in the Western United States
The American Freshman: National norms for Fall 2007
Creating postsecondary pathways to good jobs for young high school dropouts: The possibilities and the challenges
Federal access policies and higher education for working adults
Better together: Realigning pre-college skills development programs to achieve greater academic success for adult learners
Building a data sharing network of scholarship programs for alumni of foster care
The contribution of adult learning to health and social capital
It's not about the cut score: Redesigning placement assessment policy to improve student success
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
The fiscal impacts of college attainment
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
Sexual orientation and outcomes in college
Economic and noneconomic outcomes for GED credential recipients
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
A new goal for America's high schools: College preparation for all
IPEDS Data Center
Preparing the workers of today for the jobs of tomorrow
College choices for adults: Transparency by design
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
Cost, commitment, and attainment in higher education: An international comparison
Setting up success in developmental education: How state policy can help community colleges improve student success outcomes
Recent changes to eligibility requirements and additional efforts to promote awareness could increase Academic Competitiveness and SMART Grant participation
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
The future of middle-skill jobs
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
The academics athletics trade-off: Universities and intercollegiate athletics
State early commitment programs: A contract for college success?
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
Rising tuition and enrollment in public higher education
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA men's division I basketball tournament teams
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
Improving academic preparation for college: What we know and how state and federal policy can help
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
Academic progress/graduation success rate study of Division I NCAA women’s and men’s basketball tournament teams
Preparing students for college and career: Linked learning in California
Teaching for a New World: Preparing High School Educators to Deliver College- and Career-Ready Instruction
Addressing the American male imperative in higher education: Implications for public and research universities
The connection between health and high school dropout
Improving access to higher education by promoting saving
Toward reduced poverty across generations: Early findings from New York City's conditional cash transfer program
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions Fall 2008; graduation rates, 2002 and 2005 cohorts; and financial statistics, 2008
Higher education budgets and the global recession
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
Policy on dual credit opportunities in Indiana
Special report on the transfer admission process: National Association for College Admission Counseling
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in college
Cost perceptions and college-going for low-income students
Engaging older youth: Program and city-level strategies to support sustained participation in out-of-school time
Recommendations for incorporating postsecondary and workforce data into statewide longitudinal data systems
The course of innovation: Using technology to transform higher education
College and career ready graduation: Strengthening the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
SREB/Go Alliance
Is it live or is it Internet? Experimental estimates of the effects of online instruction on student learning
Getting past go: Rebuilding the remedial education bridge to college success
Using state data to promote continuous improvement of workforce programs: Guidance for states preparing applications to the U.S. DOL workforce data quality initiative
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
National Opportunity to Learn Campaign
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
Georgia Graduation Coach Initiative
A shared agenda: Action alert for community leaders
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Executive summary
Insuring college failure risk
Graduation championship series: If a school's graduation rates mattered on the gridiron, college football's national rankings would look quite different
Equitable resources in low income schools: Teacher equity and the Federal Title 1 comparability requirement
2009 Student retention practices and strategies at four-year and two-year institutions
The Springboard Project: Getting ahead - staying ahead: Helping America's workforce succeed in the 21st century
Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses
The effects of public support on college attainment
First focus: Making children and families the priority
Putting money on the table: Information, financial aid, and access to college
Leadership for challenging times: Report of the Commission on presidential leadership and global competitiveness (Executive Summary)
Leading in a changing America: Presidential perspectives from Hispanic-serving institutions
Parent and caregiver activities to create a college-going culture
Hopes & hurdles: California foster youth and college financial aid
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
The Millennium Bursary in British Columbia: Exploring its impact: Summary report (2004)
Transitions -- First-generation students: A promising concept?
Easing the middle-class burden: An Examination of the implications of reducing parental contributions to post-secondary study
The Canadian student financial aid system: The case for modernization
Future to discover: Early implementation report -- Executive summary
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
Parental transfers, student achievement, and the labor supply of college students
Seamless Pathways : A Symposium on Improving Transitions From High School to College
College Awareness Month: Resources for building a college-going culture
Strengthening community colleges' influence on economic mobility
Immigrant parents' investments in their children's post-secondary education
BC AVID: Early Implementation Report -- Executive Summary
BC AVID: Early implementation report
Higher education performance funding 2.0 - Funding degrees (tip sheet)
Assets and liabilities, educational expectations, and children's college degree attainment
Aboriginal peoples and post-secondary education: What educators have learned
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
Core commitments of participating (Achieving the Dream) colleges
Using Achieving the Dream to meet accreditation requirements: Principles and practices of student success
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