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Author(s):MacAllum, K., Glover, D., Queen, B., and Riggs, A.
Title:Deciding on postsecondary education
Organization:National Center for Education Statistics
Short Description:The report examined the data and the information that potential students use and need in making decisions about postsecondary education. Special emphasis was given to underserved students (non-traditional aged, minority, and students of low- and moderate- socioeconomic status) participating in the college search and decision making process.
Annotation:The report examined the data and the information that potential students use and need in making decisions about postsecondary education. Special emphasis was given to underserved students (non-traditional aged, minority, and students of low- and moderate- socioeconomic status) participating in the college search and decision making process. Qualitative data were gathered and analyzed from 11 focus groups with 90 participants in eight states. Secondary data were collected via a review of over 80 sources in the research literature. The literature review indicated that parents, guidance counselors, mainstream media, college brochures, and institutions are primary sources for information about college. For each group of focus group participants, cost, major/program of study, and convenience/location were major determinants in the college search, application, and matriculation processes. Online web-based resources are quickly gaining prominence among current and recent high school graduates who participated in the focus groups. Findings from this research suggest the need for comprehensible information, additional resources, and improved assistance for prospective college students and their families.
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College Access
College and Career Planning (for Students)
Low-Income Students
Non-traditional Students

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Career planning and employment strategies for postsecondary students with disabilities
Graduation matters: Improving accountability for high school graduation
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
Setting students' sights on college: Chicago public schools
Helping Teens Succeed
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
Knocking at the college door: California state report
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Students earning zero credits
Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: When do students stop out?
Campaign for High School Equity
A plan for success: Communities of color define policy priorities for high school reform
Student aversion to borrowing: Who borrows and who doesn't
Bridges to opportunity for underprepared adults: A state policy guide for community college leaders
Do increases in Pell and other grant awards increase college-going among lower income high school graduates? Evidence from a 'natural experiment'
Barriers to college attainment: Lessons from Chicago
Education watch 2009
Improving lives: State and federal programs for low-income adults (searchable database)
Guiding the way to higher education: Step by step to college workshops for students curriculum (middle school, early high school, late high school)
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Late stop-outs
Background and supporting evidence for Adult Education for Work
A new goal for America's high schools: College preparation for all
The 2008 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning
Putting kids on the pathway to college: How is your school doing? A college pathways rubric
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI)
For the benefit of all: Ensuring immigrant health and well-being
Achieving college access goals: The relevance of new media in reaching first-generation and low-income teens
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
Pushing the envelope: State policy innovations in financing postsecondary education for workers who study
Community colleges under stress
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
The status of Latinos/as in engineering: Confronting the "new" American dilemma
Strengthening state adult education policies for low-skilled workers
Helping community college students cope with financial emergencies: Lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund financial aid programs
Research brief: Practices that support data use in urban high schools
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
McNair scholar handbook
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccaluareate Achievement Program: 2002-05 facts and figures at a glance
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
Best practices in student support services: A study of five exemplary sites
Department of Upward Bound programs: Strategic plan
A profile of the Ronald McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program: 1999-2000
Choice without equity: Charter school segregation and the need for civil rights standards
Processes and challenges in identifying learning disabilities among English Language Learner students in three New York state districts
Complete College America
A social capital framework for the study of institutional agents & their role in the empowerment of low-status students & youth
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
Learning communities for students in developmental reading: An impact study at Hillsborough Community College
Center on Education and the Workforce
National Opportunity to Learn Campaign
Rebalancing the mission: The community college completion challenge
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
SREB/Go Alliance
Response to Intervention (RTI) and English Learners (ELLs)
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
Dollars and sense: How "career first" programs like Year Up benefit youth and employers
College for Every Student (CFES): Assessment of student outcomes 2007-08
Lumina Foundation Lessons: When networks build a platform, students step up
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
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
Providing effective financial aid assistance to students from foster care and unaccompanied homeless youth
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
College portrait of undergraduate education (search and comparison tool for participating college and universities by state)
Institutional transfer and the management of risk in higher education
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
Changing course: Improving Aboriginal access to post-secondary education in Canada
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
The economic benefits from halving the dropout rate: A boom to businesses in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: P-20 longitudinal data systems
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Low-performing schools
La Plaza's scholarship and financial aid guide for Latino's in Indiana - Fall 2009
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: Supplement to the analysts' guide
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Re-imagining community colleges in the twenty-first century
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Executive summary
Education reform starts early: Lessons from New Jersey's PreK-3rd reform efforts
The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assess and respond to racial and ethnic disparities in student outcomes
College readiness brief: Academic rigor: At the heart of college access and success
College readiness issue brief: Social support: An essential ingredient to success
College readiness issue brief: High expectations: A key to success for all
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
The next step in systems-building: Early childhood advisory councils and federal efforts to promote policy alignment in early childhood
Comprehensive school reform: Meta-analytic evidence of black-white achievement gap narrowing
Expanded learning: Making it work for high school students
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
Latinos and the culture of college: How to build a commitment-to-college curriculum
Top gap closers: Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation rate gaps
The economic benefits from halving Indianapolis's dropout rate: A boon to regional business
The Millennium Bursary in British Columbia: Exploring its impact: Summary report (2004)
No accounting for fairness: Equitable education funding remains elusive in Ohio
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
Southern Education Foundation (SEF)
The changing pathways of Hispanic youth into adulthood
Promoting partnerships for student success: Lessons from the SSPIRE Initiative
And after high school? A pan-Canadian study of grade 12 students in French-language schools in minority settings: Educational aspirations and plans to pursue a career in their home regions -- Executive Summary
“Why access matters” revisited: A review of the latest research
Mind the access gap: Breaking down barriers to post-secondary education
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
Making connections: Dimensions of student engagement (2009 CCSSE Findings)
Fighting for quality and equality, too: How states and policymakers can ensure the drive to improve teacher quality doesn't just trickle down to poor and minority children
The value of value-added data
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public schools: A focus on students with disabilities
Growing What Works Database
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
Raising the roof: Explore California public school data
Altered state: How the Virginia community college system has used Achieving the Dream to improve student success
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
The breaking through practice guide
The financial aid challenge: Successful practices that address the underutilization of financial aid in community colleges
The Condition of Education 2010
Help wanted: Projections of jobs and education requirements through 2018
Minorities and the recession era college enrollment boom
Recruiting and retaining older African American and Hispanic boys in after-school programs: What we know and what we still need to learn
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate among students of color in the nation's largest metropolitan areas (aggregate analysis)
6th Annual AP Report to the Nation: State Reports
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
ETS Policy Notes: Advancing learning for our diverse adult population
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
High school dropouts and the economic losses from juvenile crime in California
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
Minority student success: The role of teachers in Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses
Career and college planning needs of ninth graders: As reported by ninth graders
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
Latino College Dollars: Scholarships for Latino students
What educators should learn from ER
America's future: Latino child well-being in numbers and trends
The foreclosure generation: The long-term impact of the foreclosure crisis on Latino children and families
The tax and transfer fiscal impacts of dropping out of high school in Philidelphia city and suburbs
Stuck schools: A framework for identifying schools where students need change--now!
Family factors and student outcomes
Building a campus support network for students emerging from foster care
Raising their voices: Engaging students, teachers, and parents to help end the dropout epidemic
Rising to the challenge: Hispanic college graduation rates as a national priority
Terms of engagement: Men of color discuss their experiences in community college
Beating the odds: Analysis of student performance on state assessments and NAEP: Results from the 2008-09 school year
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1998-99
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1999-2000
A study of the Talent Search program: Analysis and highlights
Best practices in recruiting and retaining minority graduate students
Turning around chronically low-performing schools
Association of American Indian Affairs (AAIA)
College For Every Student
Driving forces on the road to re-entry
Advancing adults into community college programs: Data tools from Breaking Through
Condition of education 2008
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
Closing the gap in science achievement: Using NAEP science assessment scores to analyze state trends
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Promoting student success in community colleges by increasing student support services
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
Wealth mobility and volatility in black and white
The poor and the rich: A look at economic stratification and academic performance among undergraduate students in the United States
Apply to succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education
The transformative individual school counseling model: An accountability model for urban school counselors
Health and health-related behaviors: Minnesota postsecondary student veterans
The misplaced math student: Lost in eighth-grade Algebra
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
Promoting economic mobility by increasing postsecondary education
Graduating America: Meeting the challenge of low-graduation rate high schools
Prevention of disproportionate special education representation using response to education (RTI)
Ucan: University and college accountability network (search tool to find private colleges and universities by state)
Leading in a changing America: Presidential perspectives from Hispanic-serving institutions
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of students who stop out
Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
Educational Policy Improvement Center
Hispanicity and educational inequality: Risks, opportunities and the nation's future
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
Preparation for college admissions exams
More guidance, better results? Three-year effects of an enhanced student services program at two community colleges
Military service members and veterans in higher education: What the new GI Bill may mean for postsecondary institutions
The American high school graduation rate: Trends and levels
Investing in disadvantaged young children is an economically efficient policy
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
First-year programs: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
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
Minority youth: Overrepresented & underserved in Indiana's systems
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
Mapping new directions: Higher education for older adults
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Core problems: Out-of-field teaching persists in key academic courses and high-poverty schools
Recommended policies and practices for advancing Indiana's system of adult education and workforce training
Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
Educational outcomes for children and youth in foster and out-of-home care
The Education Equality Project: Improving teacher quality
Educating English language learners at the high school level: A coherent approach to district- and school-level support
Selected states response to supporting high school English language learners
Young lives on hold: The college dreams of undocumented students
Race to the top: Promising approaches to assisting the lowest-performing schools
Mythbusting: Breaking down confidentiality and decision-making barriers to meet the education needs of children in foster care
Race to the top: Promising approaches to achieving college- and career-ready goals
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Return on investment: Educational choices and demographic change in California's future
Alabama: Featured facts from the SREB Fact Book on higher education
Colorado Reports
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
Beyond access: How the first semester matters for community college students' aspirations and persistence
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
The learning season: The untapped power of summer to advance student achievement
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - English
Academic and noncognitive variables related to PLAN scores
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
What works for Latino students
Latinos in secondary education
Returning to learning: Adults' success in college is key to America's future
Learning to enhance campus climate and diversity
Diversity workshops: Gender equity--a closer look
PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
How outreach programs are implemented affects student achievement
Bridge program planning guide
Women reap more benefits from higher education, study finds
Post-secondary education options for low-income students
Addressing the needs of adult learners
Using EPAS™ to evaluate school-based intervention programs: GEAR UP
Using EXPLORE® and PLAN® Data to Evaluate GEAR UP Programs
Adult learning focused institution (ALFI) initiative
Indiana youth group
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
Avoidable Losses: High-Stakes Accountability and the Dropout Crisis
Economic mobility: Is the American Dream alive and well?
Still looking to the future: Voluntary K-12 student integration: A manual for parents, educators, and advocates
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
Minority males: Race/ethnicity, gender, and student outcomes
An overview of post-secondary support programs for former foster youth
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: Youth site
Denied: Community college students lack access to affordable loans
Helping low-wage workers persist in education programs
Examining gaps in mathematics achievement among racial-ethnic groups, 1972-1992
Breaking through: Factsheet
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
National Council of La Raza
Making pre-kindergarten work for low-income working families
The funding gap 2007
The funding gap (Spanish version)
The future of public education in New Orleans
Black college dollars: 2007-2008 Directory of scholarships for African-American students
The turnaround challenge: Why America's best opportunity to dramatically improve student achievement lies in our worst-performing schools
From aspirations to action: The role of middle school parents in making the dream of college a reality
Head Start participants, programs, families, and staff in 2005
Afterschool programs as an oasis of hope for black parents in four cities
The narrowing gap in New York City teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
Measuring up 2006
Gender gap grows
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
Twenty-first Century Scholars Program
Participation in adult education and lifelong learning: 2000-01
Access and persistence: Winter 2006
Convergence: Trends threatening to narrow college opportunity in America
Increasing the college preparedness of at-risk students
Trends in postsecondary access and interventions needed
Puente Project
Alpha Phi Alpha: Go to high school, go to college initiative
Education Trust, Inc
A new core curriculum for all: Aiming high for other peoples' children
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
Lumina Foundation for Education
National college access network
Understanding and working with students and adults from poverty
They can't go home again: Undocumented aliens and access to U.S. higher education
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Our impoverished view of education reform
Net price to family for dependent and independent undergraduate students by institutional type/control and parental income quartiles, 2004
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
The expectations gap: A 50 state review of high school graduation requirements
On course for success: A close look at high school courses that prepare students for college
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
HBCU graduates: Employment, earnings, and success after college
Beyond percentage plans: The challenge of equal opportunity in higher education
A shared agenda: A leadership challenge to improve college access and success
How curriculum influences college persistence in Indiana and the nation
Education dedicated to black males still relevant
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state, income, and race/ethnicity
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
Socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and selective college admissions
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
Who should we help? The negative social consequences of merit aid scholarships
Low-income adults in profile: Improving lives through higher education
Improving lives through higher education: Campus programs and policies for low-income adults
Held back: How student aid programs fail working adults
Students with disabilities: Preparing for postsecondary education: Know your rights and responsibilities
Add and subtract: Dual enrollment as a state strategy to increase postsecondary success for underrepresented students
First generation college students: A literature review
Challenging the myths: Rethinking the role of school counselors
Higher education reform: Incorporating the needs of foster youth
After Michigan, what? Next steps for affirmative action
College grants on a postcard: A proposal for simple and predictable federal student aid
Data proposals threaten education and civil rights accountability
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
Just for the kids
Pre-K and Latinos: The foundation for America's future
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
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
Ensuring academic success for English learners
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
Adult learners and new traditions in higher education
Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
Participation trends and patterns in adult education: 1991 to 1999
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
Fragile futures: Risk and vulnerability among Latino high achievers
Gaining traction, gaining ground: How some high schools accelerate learning for struggling students
Understanding college access for under-represented students: Trends, issues, and strategies
Engines of inequality: Diminishing equity in the nation's premier public universities
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education in the states
Reclaiming the American dream
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
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
Education pays 2006: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
Vital voices: Building constituencies for public school reform
Need versus merit: Focusing student financial aid for diversity
Pathways to and through college: Linking policy with research and practice
The college and financial aid guide for: AB540 undocumented immigrant students
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
American Indian higher education consortium
National Indian Education Association
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
Lottery funded merit scholarships: Some lessons from the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
Aligning competencies to rigorous standards for off-track youth: A case study of Boston Day and Evening Academy
Can scholarships alone help students succeed? Lessons from two New York City community colleges
Critical perspectives on race and equity in review of higher education
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
College Search Database.com
Advocacy in action toolkit
Hearing on non-traditional students
Lifting the fog on inequitable financial aid policies: A companion brief to priced out: How the wrong financial aid policies hurt low-income students
Today's promise, tomorrow's future: The social and educational factors contributing to the outcomes of Hispanics in urban schools
Testing the impact of Higher Achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on academic outcomes
Building institutional capacity for data-informed decision making
12 for 2012: Issues to move education forward in 2012
A matter of degrees: Promising practices for community college student success
SREB: State data exchange report: 42 Years and still counting: 2010-11 Indicators report
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
Building integrated pathways to sustainable careers: An introduction to the Accelerated Opportunity Initiative
Transforming the rural south: A roadmap to improving rural education
Debt to degree: A new way of measuring college success
A guide for African-American parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
Afterzone: Outcomes for youth participating in Providence's citywide after-school system
Community college access and affordability for occupational and nontraditional students
Summer snapshot: Exploring the impact of higher achievement's year-round out-of-school time program on summer learning
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
Bringing business analytics to the college campus: Using fiscal metrics to steer innovation in postsecondary educations
SREB State progress reports 2012
Diverse charter schools: Can racial and socioeconomic integration promote better outcomes for students?
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
Housing wealth and higher education: Building a foundation for economic mobility
America's children in brief: Key national indicators of well-being, 2012
The nation's report card: Science 2011
NAEP Science 2011 State Snapshot Reports
How does institutional grant aid impact college choice?
Using No Child Left Behind waivers to improve english language learner education
A better affirmative action: State universities that created alternatives to racial preferences
The stealth inequities of school funding: How state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable school spending
One in seven: Ranking youth disconnection in the 25 largest metro areas
Bridging the gap: An impact study of eight developmental summer bridge programs in Texas
Keeping the promise of opportunity: Redesigning financial aid to support post-secondary completion among low-income young adults
Economic Diversity Among Selective Colleges: Measuring the Enrollment Impact of "No-loan" Programs
Improving the odds for failing schools
The role of Pell Grants in access, persistence and completion
Do high stakes placement exams predict college success?
Overcoming obstacles to college attendance and degree completion: Toward a pro-college savings agenda
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
Housing costs, zoning, and access to high quality schools
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
Back on track to college: A Texas school district leverages state policy to put dropouts back on the path to success
ACT college readiness case study: "You can go to college": Foster High School
A smart move in tough times: How SREB states can strengthen adult learning and the work force
Ensuring America's future: Benchmarking Latino college completion to meet national goals: 2010 to 2020
Young Hispanic children: Boosting opportunities for learning
Tuition discounting: Institutional aid patterns at public and private colleges and universities, 2000-01 to 2008-09
Something's got to give: California can't improve college completions without rethinking developmental education at its community colleges
The impact of Pell grants on academic outcomes for low-income California community college students
Is school funding fair? A national report card
Services to students with disabilities: A study of workload and costs
Breaking barriers: Plotting the path to academic success for school-age african-american males
Momentum: Sustaining efforts to improve life outcomes among African-American males
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 2: Slow and uneven progress in narrowing gaps
An extreme degree of difficulty: The educational demographics of urban neighborhood high schools
College access challenge grants: Including adult learners, strengthening student success
The social life of college information: Relationships and experiences as tools for enhancing college decision making
Effects of welfare reform on vocational education and training
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
How to support college-bound undocumented students: Advice for parents
How to support college-bound undocumented students: Advice for counselors and educators
Top ten ways college counselors can help undocumented students
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)
How military veterans are using the post-9/11 GI Bill and adapting to life in college
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
A call for change: The social and eductational factors contributing to the outcomes of black males in urban schools
A grounded theory of adult student persistence
Stuck schools revisited: Beneath the averages
Postsecondary and labor force transitions among public high school career and technical education participants
Improving community college success
Veteran's education benefits: Enhanced guidance and collaboration could improve administration of the Post-911 GI Bill program
An analysis of inquiry, nonstart and drop reasons in nontraditional university student populations
Accounting for socioeconomic differences in delaying the transition to college
Changing the odds for students: Spotlight on Kingsborough College
A diversity action blueprint: Policy parameters and model practices for higher education institutions
The bottom line: Ensuring that students and parents understand the net price of college
Capacity building to diversify STEM: Realizing potential among HBCUs
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates among students of color and native students
Speaking of salaries: What it will take to get qualified, effective teachers in all classrooms
Economic change effects on men and implications for the education of boys
Young children of immigrants and the path to educational success: Key themes from an Urban Institute roundtable
What's it worth: The economic value of college majors
National Coalition for College Completion
Pell Institute: TRIO clearinghouse
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
Gender inequalities in education
Estimating the return to college selectivity over the career using administrative earnings data
GEAR UP: Current project overviews 2002