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Author(s):Johnson, J., Rochkind, J., Ott, A., DuPont, S., and Hess, J.
Title:One degree of separation: How young Americans who don't finish college see their chances for success
Organization:Public Agenda
Short Description:One Degree of Separation", is the third of a series of Public Agenda surveys designed to examine the problems of higher education and college completion from the perspective of those who know best: young people who've completed a postsecondary degree, and those who haven't.
Annotation:One Degree of Separation", is the third of a series of Public Agenda surveys designed to examine the problems of higher education and college completion from the perspective of those who know best: young people who've completed a postsecondary degree, and those who haven't. With fewer than half of those who enter a four-year college finishing in six years, and with a debate raging over the value of a college education, the perspective of these young Americans is more important than ever.
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Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Employment and Workforce Development
National Perspectives
Social and Economic Benefits of College/Economic Development

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Students entering and leaving postsecondary occupational education: 1995-2001
Equality and education, A Century Foundation project
Saving futures, saving dollars: The impact of education on crime reduction and earnings
Value added assessment: Accountability's new frontier
Waiting for Sputnik: Basic research and strategic competition
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
The impact of diversity on college students: The latest research
Setting a public agenda for higher education in the states: Lessons learned from the national collaborative for higher education policy
Measuring up internationally: Developing skills and knowledge for the global economy
The postsecondary educational experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators: Selected results from the NELS: 88/2000 Postsecondary education transcript study
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
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
In pursuit of a diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workforce: Recommended research priorities to enhance participation by underrepresented minorities
Earnings by attainment
Post-secondary education options for low-income students
Championing success: A report on the progress of tribal college and university alumni
A synthesis of recommendations for improving U.S. science and mathematics education
What's wrong with guys?
The study of economic, informational, and cultural barriers to community college student transfer access at selective institutions: National estimates of transfer access and baccalaureate degree attainment at four-year colleges and universities
Retooling career and technical education
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
School Redesign Network
Education and public safety
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Getting ahead or losing ground: Economic mobility in America
Racial disparities and the new federalism
Projections of education statistics to 2016
The real technology challenge
Into the eye of the storm: Assessing the evidence on science and engineering education, quality, and workforce demand
PISA 2006: OECD Briefing notes for the United States
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Education as an engine for regional economic and workforce development
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
Lumina Foundation for Education: Accomplishments and challenges
Complete to compete: Common college completion metrics
Does extending foster care beyond age 18 promote postsecondary educational attainment?
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
Vision 2020: Creating opportunity for America's next generation
Educational attainment in the United States: 2009
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
Community College 2.0
The tax and transfer fiscal impacts of dropping out of high school in Philidelphia city and suburbs
The workplace realities
The price of knowledge, vol. 4, chapter 1: The value of a degree: Education, employment and earnings in Canada
Embracing differences: Post-secondary education among Aboriginal students, students with children and students with disabilities (2005)
Getting started at community colleges: Reducing unplanned pregnancy and strengthening academic achievement
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
Strong students, strong workers: Models for student success through workforce development and community college partnerships
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
The economic benefits from halving the dropout rate: A boom to businesses in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
Center for Law and Social Policy
America's forgotten middle-skill jobs: Education and training requirements in the next decade and beyond
Toward a national workforce education and training policy
National Center on Education and the Economy
Given half a chance: The Schott 50 state report on public education and black males
Education and training for TANF recipients: Opportunities and challenges under the final rule
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
A developmental perspective on college and workplace readiness
Building tomorrow's workforce: Promoting the education and advancement of Hispanic immigrant workers in America
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
The Bologna Process for US eyes: Re-learning higher education in the Age of Convergence
Barriers to college attainment: Lessons from Chicago
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2009
Moving beyond access: College success for low-income, first generation students
A profile of successful Pell Grant recipients: Time to Bachelor's degree and early graduate school enrollment
From soldier to student: Easing the transition of service members on campus
Investing in disadvantaged young children is an economically efficient policy
Economic and noneconomic outcomes for GED credential recipients
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
From high school to the future: Making hard work pay off: The road to college for students in CPS's academically advanced programs
Projecting the economic benefits of reducing high school dropout rates in America's 45 largest metropolitan areas
Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
The consequences of dropping out of high school: Joblessness and jailing for high school dropouts and the high cost for taxpayers
Projections of education statistics to 2018
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
How much are college students borrowing?
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
Value of a college education (calculator)
A plan for success: Communities of color define policy priorities for high school reform
Economic Opportunity Index
Rewarding persistence: Effects of a performance-based scholarship program for low-income parents
Measuring up 2008: Online state report cards
Schools, skills, and synapses
The poor and the rich: A look at economic stratification and academic performance among undergraduate students in the United States
Is college opportunity slipping away? Parents and the public voice concerns about higher education access and affordability
It's not about the cut score: Redesigning placement assessment policy to improve student success
From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
Pushing the envelope: State policy innovations in financing postsecondary education for workers who study
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
For the benefit of all: Ensuring immigrant health and well-being
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
Career academies: Long-term impacts on labor market outcomes, educational attainment, and transitions to adulthood
Institute for a Competitive Workforce
Indiana R&D 2008: Meeting the global challenge for innovation
Science and engineering indicators 2008: State data tool
The Workforce Alliance
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Current challenges and opportunities in preparing rural high school students for success in college and careers: What federal policymakers need to know
State R&D and k-12 STEM Education Report Cards
Terms of engagement: Men of color discuss their experiences in community college
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
Open-access colleges responsible for greatest gains in graduation rates
American community colleges and the academic crisis of basic skills: Adult student success
Digest of Education Statistics, 2009
Florida policy options to accelerate Latino student success in higher education
Maximizing the potential of older adults: Benefits to state economies and individual well-being
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in college
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
The benefits to taxpayers from increases in students' educational attainment
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
Report on the meta-analysis of post-secondary institutional graduate surveys
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
Mentoring former prisoners: A guide for re-entry programs
Recommendations for incorporating postsecondary and workforce data into statewide longitudinal data systems
Yes we can: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Ensuring America's future: Benchmarking Latino college completion to meet national goals: 2010 to 2020
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
Using state data to promote continuous improvement of workforce programs: Guidance for states preparing applications to the U.S. DOL workforce data quality initiative
College and university commitments to student access and success: An overview of institutional postsecondary opportunity programs
A balance sheet at 30 months: How the great recession has changed life in America
From access to success: A funder's guide to ensuring more Americans earn postsecondary degrees
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in postsecondary education
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
Advising adult learners: The adult learning focused institution
Transitions to adulthood for homeless adolescents: Education and public policy
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
Breaking through: Factsheet
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
Who graduates in California?
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
Overlooked gems: A national perspective on low-income promising learners
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
Fighting poverty through incentives and work mandates for young men
Education pays 2007: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Postsecondary Access and Success
National Council of La Raza
Statement of the national summit on competitiveness: Investing in America's future
Graduate migration from Indiana's postsecondary institutions
Addressing the needs of adult learners
Digest of Education Statistics
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
College access in Indiana and the United States 2007: Improving college access and success for Indiana adults 25 and over
Dream it! Do it!
Labor force participation in formal work-related education in 2000-01
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
Career and technical education's role in American competitiveness
Educational opportunity for all?
Quality counts 2007: From cradle to career: Connecting education from birth through adulthood (Indiana state report)
A whole 'nother world: Students navigating community college
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
Liberal education outcomes: A preliminary report on student achievement in college
Hidden benefits: The impact of high school graduation on household income
The high cost of high school dropouts: What the nation pays for inadequate high schools
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
College learning for the new global century
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
Lifelong learning accounts: Creating a partnership in lifelong learning
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
State higher education finance: FY 2004
Help wanted: Advanced education and the changing workforce
A new look at the institutional component of higher education finance: A guide for evaluating performance relative to financial resources
Measuring up 2006 state report card on education: Indiana
2002 State new economy index
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
Pathways to a four-year degree: The higher education story of one generation
The educational pipeline: Big investment, big returns
From the prison track to the college track: Pathways to postsecondary success for out of school youth
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
Student success: Understanding graduation and persistence rates
Closing the expectations gap: 2006
Correcting course: How we can restore the ideals of public higher education in a market-driven era
The progress of education reform: Investing in college completion
Higher education web portals: Serving state and student transfer needs
The impact of Pell grants on academic outcomes for low-income California community college students
Rewarding progress, reducing debt: Early results from Ohio's performance-based scholarship demonstration for low-income parents
Tapping HSI-STEM funds to improve Latina and Latino Access to STEM professions
Something's got to give: California can't improve college completions without rethinking developmental education at its community colleges
Degree completion beyond institutional borders: Responding to the new reality of mobile and non-traditional learners
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
Access/Acceso: Rising to the challenge of improving higher education opportunities for Latinos
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2011
The degree qualifications profile
Momentum: Sustaining efforts to improve life outcomes among African-American males
Filling in the blanks: How information can affect choice in higher education
Voluntary Framework of Acountability (VFA) proposed stage one measures
From GED to college degree: Creating pathways to postsecondary success for high school dropouts
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
Latino college completion: State series
Improving community college success
A grounded theory of adult student persistence
Greening community colleges: An environmental path to improving educational outcomes
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
Cross-system collaboration for reconnecting youth
Service members in school: Military veterans' experiences using the post-9/11 GI Bill and pursuing postsecondary education
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
A detection model of college withdrawal
Roadmap for ensuring America's future
Projections of education statistics to 2019
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Steps taken on the path forward
Operation College Promise
The great unraveling: A portrait of the middle class
Increasing opportunities for immigrant students: Community college strategies for success
Unbundling youth, family, and community involvement in college access: On the ground in Austin, Texas
The American freshman: National norms fall 2011
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
The college completion agenda: 2011 state policy guide
Still on the sidelines: What role will higher education trustees play in higher education reform?
Smart spending: Reforming federal financial aid for higher education
Hearing on non-traditional students
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
Complete to Compete: Higher education data dashboards (state reports)
Affordability and transfer: Critical to increasing Baccalaureate degree completion
On our way: Educational toolkit for families (A program instructional guide)
Turning points: A case study of family literacy-Community college partnerships
Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
Family literacy: A valuable gateway to postsecondary education
Improving college performance and retention the easy way: Unpacking the ACT exam
The educational experience of young men of color: Capturing the student voice
The educational experience of young men of color: Federal legal implications and policy guidance
Using community colleges to build a STEM-skilled workforce
Military service members and veterans: A profile of those enrolled in undergraduate and graduate education in 2007-08
Staying on track: Early findings from a performance-based scholarship program at the University of New Mexico
Resisters, rejectors, and ridas: How to make urban schools work for disengaged students and critically conscious teachers
Higher education reform: Next-generation models to increase success and control costs
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
On the road to success
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
Solutions for America: Recommendations for the President and Congress from: Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth
Valuable learning or "spinning their wheels"?: Understanding excess credits earned by community college associate degree completers
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
Labor market returns to sub-baccalaureate credentials: How much does a community college degree or certificate pay?
What is "career ready"?
California's economic payoff: Investing in college access and completion
Measuring nontraditional student success: An imperative for colleges and universities
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
Innovations in labor market information and their application
Trends in student aid 2012
Forging new pathways: The impact of the breaking through initiative in michigan
Completing college: A national view of student attainment rates
Reverse transfer: A national view of student mobility from four-year to two-year institutions
The college completion agenda may sacrifice college access for low-income, minority and other at-risk students
The urgency of now: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
A better affirmative action: State universities that created alternatives to racial preferences
Cornerstones of completion: State policy support for accelerated, structured pathways to college credentials and transfer
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
Can scholarships alone help students succeed? Lessons from two New York City community colleges
National and regional workforce solutions: New industry-higher education projects for the NextGen U.S. workforce
Challenge the status quo: Academic success among school-age African-American males
Common measures for college access and success
Lifting Latinos up by their 'rootstraps': Moving beyond trauma through a healing-informed framework for Latino boys and men
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students
Education at a glance 2012: OECD indicators
The student debt crisis
Transfer: An indispensable part of the community college mission
Keeping the promise of opportunity: Redesigning financial aid to support post-secondary completion among low-income young adults
Students with disabilities: Better federal coordination could lessen challenges in transition from high school
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
Using assessment results: Promising practices of institutions that do it well
5 Education factors in focus
Broadening the benefits of dual enrollment: Reaching underachieving and underrepresented students with career-focused programs
New Americans in postsecondary education: A profile of immigrant and second-generation American undergraduates
From soldier to student II: Assessing campus programs for veterans and service members
The current health and future well-being of the American research university
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
Driving K-12 reform through a college-access and success agenda
Using dual enrollment policy to improve college & career readiness: A web tool for decision makers
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
Survey of income and program participation data on educational attainment
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act: Toward a modern adult education system and a more educated workforce
2011 Survey of differential tuition at public higher education institutions
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
Make me a match: Helping low-income and first generation students make good college choices
Remediation: Higher education's bridge to nowhere
Transfer & mobility: A national view of pre-degree student movement in postsecondary institutions
Maximizing the College Choice Process to Increase Fit & Match for Underserved Students
Much accomplished, much at stake: Performance and policy in Maryland higher education
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
Scaling up Breaking Through: 2010 evaluation
Charting pathways to completion for low-income community college students
Latino college completion: California
Making every diploma count: Using extended-year graduation rates to measure student success
2011 Kids count data book: State profiles of child well-being:
Driving innovation from the middle: Middle-skill jobs in the American South's economy
Don't count us out: How an overreliance on accountability could undermine the public's confidence in schools, business, government and more
Bringing business analytics to the college campus: Using fiscal metrics to steer innovation in postsecondary educations
Strategies for success in career development: The career coach curriculum guide
Conditional cash transfers and college persistence: Evidence from a randomized need-based grant program
Improving student transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions-The perspective of leaders from baccalaureate-granting institutions
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates
Saving now and saving later: How high school reform can reduce the nation's wasted remediation dollars
The College Match Program
The role of minority-serving institutions in national college completion goals
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
When working works: Employment & postsecondary success
Building pathways to transfer: Community colleges that break the chain of failure for students of color
Assets & opportunity scorecard
Adolescent literacy
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
Men of color: Ensuring the academic success of Latinos in higher education
Today's promise, tomorrow's future: The social and educational factors contributing to the outcomes of Hispanics in urban schools
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
Experimental evidence on the effect of childhood investments on postsecondary attainment and degree completion
Striving for student success: A model of shared accountability
Assimilation tomorrow: How America's immigrants will integrate by 2030
Young adult outcomes of youth exiting dependent or delinquent care in Los Angeles county
A better measure of skills gaps: Utilizing ACT skill profile and assessment data for strategic skill research
Achieving the Dream data notes: What's in a name? Are they really credential-seeking students?
Student success in higher education
Engaging adjunct and full-time faculty in student success innovation
Changing the DNA of higher education from the inside out
How non-academic supports work: Four mechanisms for improving student outcomes
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study
Unconventional wisdom: A profile of the graduates of early college high school
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
Accelerating college readiness: Lessons from North Carolina's innovator early colleges
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Lumina Foundation Focus: Discerning learning: Colleges find new ways to show what students know
Institutional variation in credential completion: Evidence from Washington State Community and Technical colleges
K-12 education reform: Implications and opportunities for public colleges and universities
The role of mentoring in college access and success
The condition of education 2011
Which students to serve? Universal or targeted eligibility for postsecondary opportunity programs
Redesigning community colleges for completion: Lessons from research on high performance organizations
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
Persistence and attainment of 2003–04 beginning postsecondary students: After six years
Modeling the role of community colleges in increasing educational attainment and workforce preparedness
A call for change: The social and eductational factors contributing to the outcomes of black males in urban schools
Just how similar? Community colleges and the for-profit sector
Time to completion: States and systems must tackle the time dilemma
The heart of student success: Teaching, learning, and college completion
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
Divided we fail: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in California community colleges
Academic competitiveness and national SMART grant programs: First-year lessons learned
College graduation rates: Behind the numbers
One-shot deal? Students' perceptions of assessment and course placement in California's community colleges
Investing in education and equity: Our nation's best future
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
Five strategies to help low-income adults and youth attain community college credentials
Bridging the gap: Academic preparation and postsecondary success of first generation students
Investing in America's future: Why student aid pays off for society and individuals
1992-93 Bachelor's degree recipients and their opinions about education in 2003
Postsecondary education opportunity
The economic benefits of the Dream Act and the Student Adjustment Act
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
Decisions without direction: Career guidance and decision-making among American youth
Beyond college for all: Policies and practices to improve transitions into college and jobs
Beyond empty promises: Policies to improve transitions into colleges and jobs
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
Borrowers who drop out: A neglected aspect of the college student loan trend
HBCU graduates: Employment, earnings, and success after college
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
The college ladder: Linking secondary and postsecondary education for success for all students
Capturing the college potential of students from under-served populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college, executive summary
Measuring up 2006
American FactFinder
Leaving boys behind: Public high school graduation rates
Rethinking high school graduation rates and trends
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
High school reform and work: Facing labor market realities
College enrollment gender gap widens for White and Hispanic students, but race and income disparities still most significant new ACE report finds
Gender gap grows
The size and characteristics of the unauthorized migrant population in the U.S.
Working their way through college: Student employment and its impact on the college experience
Public schools and economic development: What the research shows
Dollars and sense: The cost effectiveness of small schools
New Technology High School postsecondary student success study
Revelations and recommendations: The 2000 HSF Hispanic education study
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
America's high schools: The frontline in the battle for our economic future
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
Tough choices or tough times: The report of the new commission on the skills of the American workforce
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
Recent STEM initiatives
California Community Colleges: Making them stronger and more affordable
Career development in context: Selected trends in education, economics, labor, and society
Working together: Aligning state systems and policies for individual and regional prosperity
Education and incarceration
Latinas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
Latino student success at Hispanic serving institutions
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
The road less traveled? Students who enroll in multiple institutions
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
For better science, just add color
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
The progress of education reform 2007: Same-sex schooling
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
Understanding recent changes in child poverty
Participation in adult education for work-related reasons: 2002-03
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Washington state report
Indiana's occupational employment outlook to 2012
Alabama: Featured facts from the SREB Fact Book on higher education
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
Is student success labeled institutional failure? Student goals and graduation rates in the accountability debate at community colleges
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Opening Doors project publications
African American students and U.S. high schools
Preparing all Indiana youth for life in the global human capital economy
Setting the stage: Adults in Higher Education
Adult learners in higher education: Barriers to success and strategies to improve results
Opening doors to earning credentials: Impressions of community college access and retention from low-wage workers
National defense education and innovation initiative: Meeting America's economic and security challenges in the twenty-first century
Experiences that matter: Enhancing student learning and success
A framework and recommendations for federal action on secondary school reform
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
Constrained after college: Student loans and early career occupational choices
Characteristics of minority-serving institutions and minority undergraduates enrolled in these institutions
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
Programme for international assessment (PISA): 2006 Results
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
Building a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) agenda
High school dropouts in America
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
Community college student success: What institutional characteristics make a difference
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
The landscape of noncredit workforce education: State policies and community college practices
Engaging faculty and staff: An imperative for fostering retention, advising, and smart borrowing
Improving academic performance among Native American students: A review of the research literature
Promoting academic momentum at community colleges: Challenges and opportunities
Quality counts 2008: Indiana report
Do student success courses actually help community college students succeed?
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Benchmarking to international standards while protecting the public's traditional commitment to a comprehensive education
Career pathways: A strategy for transforming America's workforce education systems to support economic growth
Good policy, good practice: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education, a guide for policymakers
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
Crafting a new vision for high school: How states can join academic and technical studies to promote more powerful learning
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
The male achievement gap in Indiana
The Bologna club: What U.S. higher education can learn from a decade of higher education reconstruction
Upward Bound Math-Science: Program description and interim impact estimates
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
SREB Fact book bulletin: The terrible tumble of 2009: Recent recession is truly historic
The College Completion Agenda
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
Status and trends in the education of minority groups
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Helping former foster youth graduate from college: Campus support programs in California and Washington state
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating Hispanic students
How America pays for college 2010: A national study by Sallie Mae and Gallup
Yes we can: The Schott state report on black males and education (national and state reports)
Advancing by degrees: A framework for increasing college completion
Welfare reform and intergenerational mobility
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
Business Higher Education Forum (BHEF)
Increasing baccalaureate attainment in Louisville: A proposed blueprint for community action
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
The spaces between the numbers: Getting international data on higher education straight
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
Research on retention and attrition
Parental transfers, student achievement, and the labor supply of college students
Assets and liabilities, educational expectations, and children's college degree attainment
A matter of degrees: Tomorrow's fastest growing jobs, and why community college graduates will get them
Community colleges as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access "saga" to outcome equity
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
Graduation championship series: If a school's graduation rates mattered on the gridiron, college football's national rankings would look quite different
Credit/skills recovery pilot project: Documentation report for the Boston public schools
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
A next social contract for the primary years of education
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
Raising their voices: Engaging students, teachers, and parents to help end the dropout epidemic
Addressing the American male imperative in higher education: Implications for public and research universities
Scaling up learning communities: The experience of six community colleges
Complete College America
A snapshot of African Americans in higher education
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
Bridging the gaps to success: Promising practices for promoting transfer among low-income and first generation students: An in-depth study of six exemplary community colleges in Texas
Best practices in statewide articulation and transfer systems
Evaluating student success interventions: Principles and practices of student success
What do we know about the economic benefits of the GED? A synthesis of evidence from recent research
Strengthening state policies to increase the education and skills of low-wage workers
Diverse issues in higher education
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
Gateway to College
Noncredit enrollment in workforce education: State policies and community college practices
Fulfilling the commitment: Recommendations for reforming federal student aid
Community colleges: Special supplement to the Condition of Education 2008
Descriptive summary of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: Three years later
Apply to succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education
Estimating the social value of higher education: Willingness to pay for community and technical colleges
Cost, commitment, and attainment in higher education: An international comparison
A developmental perspective on workplace readiness: Preparing high school students for success
Summer Search
Rising tuition and enrollment in public higher education
Squeeze play 2009: The public's views on college costs today
Guidebook for incarcerated veterans in Indiana
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
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
The path to career success: High school achievement, certainty of career choice, and college readiness make a difference
Early-college high school: Modest experiment or national movement?
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Academic outcomes of high risk students
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of students who stop out
More guidance, better results? Three-year effects of an enhanced student services program at two community colleges
Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
Are student employment and academic success linked?
Foundations for success: Early implementation report
LE,NONET pilot project: Interim evaluation report
Background and supporting evidence for Adult Education for Work