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Author(s):Kelly, P., and Strawn, J.
Title:Not just kid stuff anymore: The economic imperative for more adults to complete college
Organization:Center for Law and Social Policy
Short Description:This brief provides relevant data on adult higher education completion on a national scale with some broken out by state.
Annotation:Just as our economy is demanding that more workers have some postsecondary education or training, the number of recent high school graduates, our traditional source of such workers, is leveling off and even declining in many states. This brief provides relevant data on higher education on a national scale with some broken out by state.
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Adult Students
Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
Employment and Workforce Development
Improving Postsecondary Student Success
National Perspectives
Non-traditional Students
Social and Economic Benefits of College/Economic Development
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Top gainers: Some public four-year colleges and universities make big improvements in minority graduation rates
Top gap closers: Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation rate gaps
Emerging Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): Serving Latino students
Building roads to success: Key considerations for communities and states reconnecting youth to education
Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the challenge of preparing young Americans for the 21st century
Improving child care access to promote postsecondary success among low-income parents
What should count? Frontline perspectives on student success and college accountability
Aligning education and workforce goals to foster economic development
Innovations in developmental math: Community colleges enhance support for nontraditional students
A grounded theory of adult student persistence
Catalyst for completion: Performance-based funding in higher education: A case study of three states
Postsecondary and labor force transitions among public high school career and technical education participants
Course-taking patterns, policies, and practices in developmental education in the California community colleges
Divided we fail in LA: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in the Los Angeles community college district
Time to completion: States and systems must tackle the time dilemma
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promise of for-profit colleges and universities
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
Closing the college completion gap: A guidebook for the faith community
The state of communities of color in the U.S. economy
The degree qualifications profile
Are you gainfully employed? Setting standards for for-profit degrees
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
The progress of education reform: Investing in college completion
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book
Building a learning agenda around disconnected youth
Understanding the working college student
Higher education web portals: Serving state and student transfer needs
College graduation rates: Behind the numbers
Foster youth who have succeeded in higher education: Common themes
Hispanics, high school dropouts, and the GED
Center on Education and the Workforce
Turning community college drop-outs into graduates
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
NCHEMS information center
Postsecondary education opportunity
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
Data quality campaign: Using data to improve student achievement
2002 State new economy index
Career academies: Impacts on labor market outcomes and educational attainment
Education pays 2006: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Measuring up 2006
To ensure America's future: Building a national opportunity system for adults
American higher education: How does it measure up for the twenty-first century
Tapping America's potential: The education for innovation initiative
A whole 'nother world: Students navigating community college
Adult learners and new traditions in higher education
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
Demography as destiny: How America can build a better future
Inventing Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs): The basics
Career development in context: Selected trends in education, economics, labor, and society
America's perfect storm: Three forces changing our nation's future
Saving futures, saving dollars: The impact of education on crime reduction and earnings
Focus on foster care: Building educational support for youth in care
National Center on Education and the Economy
America's forgotten middle-skill jobs: Education and training requirements in the next decade and beyond
Opportunity matters: A journal of research informing educational opportunity, practice and programs
The impact of postsecondary remediation using a regression discontinuity approach: Addressing endogenous sorting and noncompliance
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
College access and success state data
Education at a glance 2007: OECD indicators
The male achievement gap in Indiana
Economic mobility of black and white families
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
The path to prosperity: A policy of investment
Statement of principals: Twenty-first century skills and the reauthorization of NCLB/ESEA
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
A supporting role: How accreditors can help promote the success of community college students
Indiana State Profile
Unmasking the effects of student engagement on college grades and persistence
Access to success initiative
Power tools: Designing state community college data and performance measurement systems to increase student success
A call to action: Why America must innovate
Workers need training, not tough talk
PISA 2006: OECD Briefing notes for the United States
High school dropout: A quick stats fact sheet
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
The real technology challenge
Do student success courses actually help community college students succeed?
Using longitudianal data to increase community college student success: A guide to measuring milestone and momentum point achievement
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Opportunity in America: The role of education
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Experiences that matter: Enhancing student learning and success
A framework and recommendations for federal action on secondary school reform
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
College of Adult and Professional Studies
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
Opening Doors project publications
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
Graduate education: The backbone of American competitiveness and innovation
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
School Redesign Network
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
Crafting a new vision for high school: How states can join academic and technical studies to promote more powerful learning
Redesigning the ninth-grade experience: Reduce failure, improve achievement, and increase high school graduation rates
A good start: Two-year effects of a freshman learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
How much does the federal government spend to promote economic mobility and for whom?
Breaking through: Factsheet
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
Advising adult learners: The adult learning focused institution
I-STEM Resource Network
21st Century skills, education, and competitiveness: A resource and policy guide
The economic benefits of academic and career preparation
Dropouts, diplomas, and dollars: U.S. high schools and the nation's economy
Education and training for TANF recipients: Opportunities and challenges under the final rule
The fiscal impacts of college attainment
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
Descriptive summary of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: Three years later
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Strengthening state policies to increase the education and skills of low-wage workers
Toward a national workforce education and training policy
The ESL logjam: Waiting times for adult ESL classes and the impact on English language learners
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Science and engineering indicators 2008: State data tool
I-BEST a program integrating adult basic education and workforce training
Indiana R&D 2008: Meeting the global challenge for innovation
Diverse issues in higher education
The career pathways how-to guide
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
Labor force participation in formal work-related education in 2000-01
Measuring up internationally: Developing skills and knowledge for the global economy
The community college as a nexus for workforce transitions: A critical essay
Correctional education facts
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
Nontraditional undergraduates
PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
Statewide administration of the ACT: A key component in improving student preparation for college and work
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
The road less traveled? Students who enroll in multiple institutions
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
Improving high-school-to-college transition through leadership and governance
Engaging students, challenging the odds
Building a strong community college system for the state of Indiana: A best practices study
What are the expected benefits associated with implementing a comprehensive guidance program
The size and characteristics of the unauthorized migrant population in the U.S.
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
Opening doors: Expanding educational opportunities for low-income workers
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
Gender gap among undergraduates could stem from wage premium for women, study finds
Closing the expectations gap: 2006
Postsecondary institutions in the United States: Fall 2004 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2003-04
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Spring issue
The case to adopt common college- and career-ready standards (state cards)
Community College 2.0
Pathway to the baccalaureate: How one community college is helping underprepared students succeed
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
The 6th annual AP report to the nation
National Center for Academic Transformation
Beyond the rhetoric: Improving college readiness through coherent state policy
Vision 2020: Creating opportunity for America's next generation
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
Increasing baccalaureate attainment in Louisville: A proposed blueprint for community action
Back on track to college: A Texas school district leverages state policy to put dropouts back on the path to success
Five strategies to help low-income adults and youth attain community college credentials
Academic competitiveness and national SMART grant programs: First-year lessons learned
Services to students with disabilities: A study of workload and costs
From access to success: A funder's guide to ensuring more Americans earn postsecondary degrees
The College Completion Agenda
Investing in education and equity: Our nation's best future
Ensuring America's future: Federal policy and Latino college completion
Big gaps, small gaps: Some colleges and universities do better than others in graduating African-American students
The shapeless river: Does a lack of structure inhibit students' progress at community colleges?
Adults with college degrees in the United States, by county
Voluntary Framework of Acountability (VFA) proposed stage one measures
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
Modeling the role of community colleges in increasing educational attainment and workforce preparedness
Dollars for degrees: Structuring post-secondary scholarships to increase student success
The return on the federal investment in for-profit education: Debt without a diploma
Building a higher skilled workforce: Results and implications from the Bridgeconnect national survey
Dual enrollment: A strategy for educational advancement of all students
Plugged in: Positive development strategies for disconnected Latino youth
A sound investment: The community college dividend
Service members in school: Military veterans' experiences using the post-9/11 GI Bill and pursuing postsecondary education
Opening doors to student success: A synthesis of findings from an evaluation at six community colleges
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
Data tools for accelerating Latino student success (ALASS)
Projections of education statistics to 2019
Keeping students enrolled: How community colleges are boosting financial resources for their students
Cross-system collaboration for reconnecting youth
A snapshot of African Americans in higher education
Promising practices: What works in the midwest: A report from the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE)
Fueling the race to postsecondary success: A 48-institution study of prior learning assessment and adult student outcomes
Graduated success: Sustainable economic opportunity through one- and two-year credentials
Global Skills for Global Completion
State R&D and k-12 STEM Education Report Cards
Increasing college success: A roadmap for governors
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
Institutional transfer and the management of risk in higher education
Hispanicity and educational inequality: Risks, opportunities and the nation's future
Building student success from the ground up: A case study of an Achieving the Dream college
Strengthening community colleges' influence on economic mobility
Steps to success: Analyzing milestone achievement to improve community college student outcomes
Parental transfers, student achievement, and the labor supply of college students
Changing course: Improving Aboriginal access to post-secondary education in Canada
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
Measuring student achievement at postsecondary institutions
2009 What works for Latinos in higher education
Taking stock: Higher education and Latinos
Community colleges as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access "saga" to outcome equity
Best practices in statewide articulation and transfer systems
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
The Working Poor Families Project
Apply to succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Developmental education: Completion status and outcomes
Ready to assemble: A model state higher education accountability system
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
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2009
Improving lives: State and federal programs for low-income adults (searchable database)
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Academic outcomes of high risk students
Toward informative assessment and a culture of evidence: Results from strengthening pre-collegiate education in community colleges
National opportunity to learn campaign: State data and analysis
Moving beyond access: College success for low-income, first generation students
Commission to Build a Healthier America
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
Non-traditional student success in public two-year colleges
Imagine success: Engaging entering students
Institutional variation in credential completion: Evidence from Washington State Community and Technical colleges
The condition of education 2011
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
Optimism, college major, and post-secondary dropout
The college keys compact: 2011 catalog of effective practices: Programs and practices that expand options for students from low-income backgrounds
Women Employed
Getting through: Higher education's plan to increase the college completion rates of Boston public schools graduates
Staying on track: Early findings from a performance-based scholarship program at the University of New Mexico
Military service members and veterans: A profile of those enrolled in undergraduate and graduate education in 2007-08
Women see value and benefits of college; Men lag on both fronts, survey finds
An economy that works: Job creation and America's future
Moving the starting line through prior learning assessment
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
Using linked data to drive education and training improvement
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
Future skill shortages in the U.S. economy?
Estimating the return to college selectivity over the career using administrative earnings data
From information to action: Revamping higher education accountability systems
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
Equity scorecard: A process for building institutional capacity to educate young men of color
Completing college: Assessing graduation rates at four-year institutions
Higher education findings from a nationwide bipartisan survey of 872 respondents age 18-34
Using community colleges to build a STEM-skilled workforce
A crucible moment: College learning & democracy's future
US Students in overseas degree programs: Key destinations and fields of study
American Association of Community Colleges 2011 Advocacy Toolkit Factsheet
A matter of degrees: Promising practices for community college student success
Transfer & mobility: A national view of pre-degree student movement in postsecondary institutions
On the road to success
Work-integrated learning and career-ready students: Examining the evidence
The limited career prospects for high school graduates without additional education and training
Can scholarships alone help students succeed? Lessons from two New York City community colleges
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
Portable, stackable credentials: A new education model for industry-specific career pathways
Increasing return on investment from federal student aid
What works for Latino student success in higher education: 2012 Compendium, profiles of selected programs
Men of color: A role for policymakers in improving the status of black male students in U.S. higher education
Measuring efficiency in the community college sector
Washington state student achivement initiative: Achievement points analysis for academic years 2007-2011
Dual enrollment: Reviewing programs to promote college completion
Growing proportion of children in poverty means more education challenges
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
Survey of income and program participation data on educational attainment
Hiring and higher education: Business executives talk about the costs and benefits of college
Easing the transition from combat to classroom: Preserving America's investment in higher education for military veterans through institutional assessment
APSCU's five tenents of veteran education
What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
Study: College degrees pay off most for African Americans in California
The completion arch: Measuring community college student success
Raising the bar from Ready by 21 to credentialed by 26: Highlights from community and state efforts
One in seven: Ranking youth disconnection in the 25 largest metro areas
Education at a glance 2012: OECD indicators
Freshman transition initiatives: Long term and comprehensive
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes
The condition of college and career readiness 2012: National report
"They never told me what to expect, so I didn't know what to do": Defining and clarifying the role of a community college student
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students
Factbook Bulletin: Minority enrollment gains show region's progress toward college completion goals
New Americans in postsecondary education: A profile of immigrant and second-generation American undergraduates
Evaluating student outcomes at for-profit colleges
5 Education factors in focus
Student voices on the higher education pathway: Preliminary insights & stakeholder engagement concerns
Keeping the promise of opportunity: Redesigning financial aid to support post-secondary completion among low-income young adults
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
Downward mobility from the middle class: Waking up from the American Dream
Commencement day: Six-year effects of a college learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
Are the sleeping giants awake? Non-profit universities enter online education at scale
The role of two-year institutions in four-year success
Career and technical education: Five ways that pay along the way to the B.A.
Certificates: Gateway to gainful employment and college degrees
Using state policies to ensure effective assessment and placement in postsecondary education
A new classification scheme for for-profit institutions
Valuable learning or "spinning their wheels"?: Understanding excess credits earned by community college associate degree completers
Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
Pursuing the American Dream: Economic mobility across generations
Examining economic mobility and the American Dream across demographics
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
Action plan for improving measures of postsecondary student success
From capacity to success: HSIs and Latino student success through Title V
National and regional workforce solutions: New industry-higher education projects for the NextGen U.S. workforce
Data for action 2012: Focus on people to change data culture
Pell grants and the lifting of rural America's future
Student success courses and educational outcomes at Virginia community colleges
Assets & opportunity scorecard
The role of Pell Grants in access, persistence and completion
Unrealized promises: Unequal access, affordability, and excellence at community colleges in Southern California
The roll of Pell grants in access, persistence and completion
Illinois community college: Focus on the finish: A report to Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois General Assembly
Unbundling youth, family, and community involvement in college access: On the ground in Austin, Texas
The Aspen Prize for community college excellence
The role of minority-serving institutions in national college completion goals
Advocacy in action toolkit
State policy profiles for completion by design
Increasing opportunities for immigrant students: Community college strategies for success
The global gender gap index: 2011
Characteristics of GED recipients in high school: 2002-06
The for-profit postsecondary school sector: Nimble critters or agile predators?
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
2008-09 Baccalaureate and beyond longitudinal study (B&B:08/09)
Debt to degree: A new way of measuring college success
2011 Kids count data book: State profiles of child well-being:
Higher education reform: Next-generation models to increase success and control costs
Smart money: Informing higher education philanthropy
A diversity action blueprint: Policy parameters and model practices for higher education institutions
On our way: Educational toolkit for families (A program instructional guide)
The educational experience of young men of color: Capturing the student voice
Graduating at-risk students: a cross-sector analysis
Ten facts about the recovery
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of credential completers
K-12 education reform: Implications and opportunities for public colleges and universities
State education activities to support mission growth
Deciding on postsecondary education
Setting up success in developmental education: How state policy can help community colleges improve student success outcomes
Ups and downs: Does the American economy still promote upward mobility?
Top ten state policy issues for higher education in 2009
Health and health-related behaviors: Minnesota postsecondary student veterans
Outcomes of high impact practices for underserved students: A review of the literature
IPEDS Data Center
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
Education & the military spouse: The long road to success
Educational outcomes for children and youth in foster and out-of-home care
Cities in crisis 2009: Closing the graduation gap: Educational and economic conditions in America's largest cities
Educational Attainment in the United States: 2007
Community college transfer and articulation policies: Looking beneath the surface
Expanding options: State financing of education pathways for struggling students and out-of-school youth (Indiana report)
Aligning multiple campus initiatives: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
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
The case for more attention to financial assistance for adult learners in Indiana who will need to seek Bachelor's degree completion at a distance
National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
The economic benefits from halving the dropout rate: A boom to businesses in the nation's largest metropolitan areas
A shared agenda: P-12 and postsecondary policy recommendations: Moving toward a more cohesive continuum of federal support for college opportunity
Promoting gatekeeper course success among community college students needing remediation: Findings and recommendations from a Virginia study
Benchmarks: WICHE Region 2009
Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
Community college student outcomes: Limitations of the Intergrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and recommendations for improvement
Higher education success among historically marginalized males
Making the connections: Connecting state and institutional policies to improve student success
Promoting partnerships for student success: Lessons from the SSPIRE Initiative
Are student employment and academic success linked?
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
PERSIST (Guide to improve higher education persistence, retention, and success)
Special report on the transfer admission process: National Association for College Admission Counseling
The foreclosure generation: The long-term impact of the foreclosure crisis on Latino children and families
Untapped potential: Early labor market outcomes of dropouts and graduates from Philadelphia's public schools
The tax and transfer fiscal impacts of dropping out of high school in Philidelphia city and suburbs
Expanding access and opportunity: The Washington State Achievers Program
Improving transfer access to STEM bachelor's degrees at Hispanic Serving Institutions through the America COMPETES Act
Open-access colleges responsible for greatest gains in graduation rates
Promising practices: What works in the Midwest: New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Current challenges and opportunities in preparing rural high school students for success in college and careers: What federal policymakers need to know
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Winter 2010
Assessing developmental assessment in community colleges
Accountability & continuous improvement in remedial education: Getting Past Go Project
Adult College Completion Network
The College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) program
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study
Subprime opportunity: The unfulfilled promsie of for-profit colleges and universities
Achieving success: The latest news in promoting community college success
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
Factors contributing to the upward transfer of baccalaureate aspirants beginning at community colleges
Community colleges and higher education: How do state transfer and articulation policies impact student pathways?
Persistence and attainment of 2003–04 beginning postsecondary students: After six years
Developmental education in community colleges
Ensuring success for returning veterans
Online learning: Does it help low-income and underprepared students?
Breaking new ground: Building a national workforce skills credentialing system
Momentum: Sustaining efforts to improve life outcomes among African-American males
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
Ensuring America's future: Benchmarking Latino college completion to meet national goals: 2010 to 2020
Setting statewide college- and career-ready goals
Leisure college USA: The decline in student study time
Grantmakers for Education
Community college students: Goals, academic preparation, and outcomes
A policymaker's guide to early college designs: Expanding a strategy for achieving college readiness for all
Unexpected pathways: Transfer patterns of California community college students
Postsecondary expectations and plans for the high school senior class of 2003-04
Taking the next step: The promise of intermediate measures for meeting postsecondary completion goals
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate in the nations largest metropolitan areas
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Do the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) prepare students for Algebra in grade 8?
Effectiveness of fully online courses for college students: Response to a department of education meta-analysis
A next social contract for the primary years of education
Who benefits most from college? Evidence for negative selection in heterogeneous economic returns to higher education
The Condition of Education 2010
Advancing by degrees: A framework for increasing college completion
A paradox of education progress
A new look at the institutional component of higher education finance: A guide for evaluating performance relative to financial resources
State higher education finance: FY 2004
Undocumented immigrant students and access to higher education: An overview of federal and state policy
Migrant students attending college: Facilitating their success
Rankings of working-age adult participation rates for 50 states
Data sources for improving college access and success
Findings from the Condition of Education 2001: Students whose parents did not go to college
The big payoff: Educational attainment and synthetic estimates of work-life earnings
Measuring up 2004
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
CSO College Center: A student gateway to college access, opportunity, and success
Youth indicators 2005: Trends in the well-being of American youth
SPIDO (State Policy Inventory Database Online)
American FactFinder
Paying for college: The rising cost of higher education
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
Part II: Institutional strategies, strategies to increase student success
Literacy in everyday life: Results from the 2003 national assessment of adult literacy`
Accelerated learning for all
Making accountability work: Community colleges and statewide higher education accountability systems
Latinas in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
What's wrong with guys?
State of college opportunity in Ohio 2005
Why community colleges?
Event Dropout Rates for Public School Students in grades 9-12: 2002-3 and 2003-4
Women reap more benefits from higher education, study finds
Educational opportunity for all?
Quality counts 2007: From cradle to career: Connecting education from birth through adulthood (Indiana state report)
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
California Community Colleges: Making them stronger and more affordable
Strategies for improving student success in postsecondary education
Collaborative efforts in student retention: A snapshot of best practices across the nation
Stats Indiana
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
Hidden in plain sight: Adult learners forge a new tradition in higher education
Fact book bulletin: College degrees benefit states and individuals significantly
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
How desegregation changed us: The effects of racially mixed schools on students and society
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
College learning for the new global century
Career pathways: Aligning public resources to support individual and regional economic advancement in the knowledge economy
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
Passing the torch: Strategies for innovation in community college ESL
Institute for a Competitive Workforce
Given half a chance: The Schott 50 state report on public education and black males
Characteristics and destinations of students who transfer: Second report
An early alert system for remediation needs of entering community college students: Leveraging the California standards test
For the benefit of all: Ensuring immigrant health and well-being
Evaluating the impact of interventions that promote successful transitions from high school
From No Child Left Behind to Every Child a Graduate
Survey finds that Hoosier students are setting their sights on higher education
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
The Bologna club: What U.S. higher education can learn from a decade of higher education reconstruction
National evaluation of Upward Bound: Summary of first-year impacts and program operations
Transitional jobs for ex-prisoners: Early impacts from a random assignment evaluation of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Prisoner Reentry Program
Education and economic mobility
Ten years after college: Comparing the employment experiences of 1992-93 Bachelor's degree recipients with academic and career-oriented majors
Windows on achievement and inequality
Great expectations: A guide to Alabama's high school graduation exam
Is student success labeled institutional failure? Student goals and graduation rates in the accountability debate at community colleges
Education and public safety
Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities
The global state of higher education and the rise of private finance
Earnings by attainment
Forging new partnerships: Adult and developmental education in community colleges
Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Condition of education 2002: Special analysis, nontraditional undergraduates
Three-year graduation rates for associate students
Indiana's 21st century scholars: A new community college system and college prep curriculum are improving the state's position
Educational attainment in the United States: 2005
Millennials talk politics: A study of college student political engagement
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
Beyond the open door: Increasing student success in the California community colleges
Promising practices for community college developmental education
Promoting academic momentum at community colleges: Challenges and opportunities
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) program: Six states' experiences
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
Quality counts 2008: Indiana report
Quality counts 2008
Projections of education statistics to 2016
MHEC in Indiana: 2006-07
Career pathways: A strategy for transforming America's workforce education systems to support economic growth
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
State college- and career-ready high school graduation requirements
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
Who graduates in California?
Racial disparities and the new federalism
Lumina Foundation Lessons: Students aren't just data points, but numbers do count
What works in remediation: Lessons from 30 years of research
Programme for international assessment (PISA): 2006 Results
Opportunities in place: National assessment of the rural community college initiative
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Renewing the promise: The public universities in a transforming world
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
Opening doors to earning credentials: Impressions of community college access and retention from low-wage workers
UA Adult Focus
The professional mentor program plus: An academic success and retention tool for adult learners
Preparing all Indiana youth for life in the global human capital economy
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
In pursuit of a diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workforce: Recommended research priorities to enhance participation by underrepresented minorities
Fifty states of achieving the dream: State policies to enhance access to community colleges across the United States
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
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
Distance learning and adults with disabilities
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
Community college student success: What institutional characteristics make a difference
Breaking the cycle of poverty starts with learning
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
Course-taking patterns and preparation for postsecondary education in California's public university systems among minority youth
More student success: A systemic solution
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state)
Delta project on postsecondary education costs, productivity, and accountability
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
Cramming: The effects of school accountability on college-bound students
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Education as an engine for regional economic and workforce development
Getting ahead or losing ground: Economic mobility in America
Engaging faculty and staff: An imperative for fostering retention, advising, and smart borrowing
Partnerships for public purposes: Engaging higher education in societal challenges of the 21st Century
Indiana college success coalition
Remedial and developmental education at Ivy Tech
College for working adults
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in postsecondary education
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
Do community colleges provide a viable pathway to a Baccalaureate degree?
K-12 R&D and STEM Education Report Cards
Community colleges: Special supplement to the Condition of Education 2008
Supporting success: Improving higher education outcomes for students from foster care—A framework for program enhancement: Version 2.0
Access to success: Patterns of advanced placement participation in U.S. high schools
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
Career academies: Long-term impacts on labor market outcomes, educational attainment, and transitions to adulthood
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Voice of adult learners united to educate (VALUE)
Students entering and leaving postsecondary occupational education: 1995-2001
Equality and education, A Century Foundation project
Act on fact: Using data to improve student success
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
The postsecondary educational experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators: Selected results from the NELS: 88/2000 Postsecondary education transcript study
National Indian education study part II: The educational experiences of fourth- and eighth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native students
Every child, every promise: Turning failure into action
Access and participation profiles
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
Revelations and recommendations: The 2000 HSF Hispanic education study
Indiana department of education: Division of adult education
Over half of low-income children live with a parent who works regularly
The benefits of racial/ethnic student groups: A psychologist explains
The path through graduate school: A longitudinal examination 10 years after bachelor’s degree
The status of working families in Indiana: 2006 update
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
Is college right for your child?: How to weigh the pros and cons
Tour of the male student mind in American higher education
Value added assessment: Accountability's new frontier
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
Engaged learning: Fostering success for all students
Latino student success at Hispanic serving institutions
Waiting for Sputnik: Basic research and strategic competition
Keeping America competitive: Five strategies to improve mathematics and science education
Recent changes in the entry of Hispanic and White youth into college
Overview of education in Indiana: Preparing students for success
Gender gap grows
Grants for students: What they do, why they work
Leaving boys behind: Public high school graduation rates
Characteristics of undergraduate borrowers: 1999-2000
Access to the Baccalaureate initiative: A clear path to college
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
College rankings reformed: The case for a new order in higher education
OECD Programme for international student assessment
College access, financial aid, and college success for undergraduates from foster care
The role of academic and non-academic factors in improving college retention
Where have all the students gone? Higher education by the numbers
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education in the states
21st century skills for 21st century jobs
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
From the prison track to the college track: Pathways to postsecondary success for out of school youth
Student success: Understanding graduation and persistence rates
What's at stake? The social and economic benefits of higher education
Comparison of selected education data and rankings for 50 states
The educational, social, and economic benefits of making informed and considered career decisions
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
The investment payoff: A 50 state analysis of the public and private benefits of higher education.
Access for all? Debating in-state tuition for undocumented alien students
The economic benefits of the Dream Act and the Student Adjustment Act
Transition from high school to postsecondary education and employment for students with disabilities
Is more better? The impact of postsecondary education on the social and economic well-being of American society
Help wanted: Advanced education and the changing workforce
Increasing success for underserved students: Redesigning introductory courses
The workplace realities
Reaching higher: Strategic initiatives for higher education in Indiana (Updated 2010 Version)
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
Learning communities for students in developmental reading: An impact study at Hillsborough Community College
Getting past go project: State reports on the cost of remedial education
Status and trends in the education of minority groups
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
Investing in change: How much do Achieving the Dream colleges spend - and from what resources - to become data-driven institutions
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 edition
ABE career connections: A manual for integrating Adult Basic Education into Career Pathways
The impact of Pell grants on academic outcomes for low-income California community college students
California community college transfer rates: Who is counted makes a difference
Improving public education: A guide for donors to make a difference
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
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
Redesigning community colleges for completion: Lessons from research on high performance organizations
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
We dream a world: The 2025 vision for black men and boys
2010 census of male-focused programs: A snapshot of programs and organzations supporting American males
Improving undergraduate learning: Findings and policy recommendations from the SSRC-CLA longitudinal project
Voluntary Framework of Accountability (VFA) for community colleges
What works in student retention 2010
Tracking students to 200 percent of normal time: Effect on institutional graduation rates
Top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2011
Community college and high school partnerships
Access/Acceso: Rising to the challenge of improving higher education opportunities for Latinos
Can transfer and articulation policies propel communtiy college students to a bachelor's degree-and is that the only goal?
Getting what we pay for: State community college funding strategies that benefit low-income, lower-skilled students
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
Class differences: Online education in the United States, 2010
Facilitating student learning through contextualization
Steps taken on the path forward
Student success in higher education
Changing the DNA of higher education from the inside out
Everybody ready for college
PISA 2009 results: What students know and can do: Student performance in reading, mathematics and science
A detection model of college withdrawal
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
More is less: Extra time does little to boost college grad rates
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
Community college student survey
Minority male student success programs at community colleges
Learning communities for students in developmental math: Impact studies at Queensborough and Houston community colleges
College completion toolkit
Strengthening institutional research and information technology capacity through Achieving the Dream: Principles and practices of student success
Using data to increase student success: A focus on diagnosis: Principles and practices of student success
Financial incentives for institutions and individuals: Survey findings from the Midwest and the Nation
A new paradigm for economic development: How higher education insitutions are working to revitalize their regional and state economies
Early-childhood poverty and adult attainment, behavior, and health
Guiding developmental math students to campus services: An impact evaluation of the Beacon program at South Texas College
Toward more inclusive college savings plans: Sample state legislation
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
Scaling up learning communities: The experience of six community colleges
Terms of engagement: Men of color discuss their experiences in community college
Latinos and education: Explaining the attainment gap
The price of knowledge, vol. 4, chapter 1: The value of a degree: Education, employment and earnings in Canada
Foundations for success: Early implementation report
LE,NONET pilot project: Interim evaluation report
“Why access matters” revisited: A review of the latest research
Mind the access gap: Breaking down barriers to post-secondary education
The benefits to taxpayers from increases in students' educational attainment
Embracing differences: Post-secondary education among Aboriginal students, students with children and students with disabilities (2005)
Paying for college success: An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration
Achieving the Dream Equity Resource Center
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
Help wanted: Postsecondary education and training required
Graduation championship series: If a school's graduation rates mattered on the gridiron, college football's national rankings would look quite different
The economic benefits from halving Indianapolis's dropout rate: A boon to regional business
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Time to Completion Web Site
Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four-year college juniors
Accountability for equitable outcomes in higher education
The future workforce of Indiana
Student success courses in the community college: An exploratory study of student perspectives
Community college success: Is it a pathway to opportunity?
Creating postsecondary pathways to good jobs for young high school dropouts: The possibilities and the challenges
Postsecondary connection: Making the link between high school preparation and college success
Rewarding persistence: Effects of a performance-based scholarship program for low-income parents
The poor and the rich: A look at economic stratification and academic performance among undergraduate students in the United States
Schools, skills, and synapses
High school literacy: A quick stats fact sheet
Referral, enrollment, and completion in developmental education sequences in community colleges
US Census Bureau: Educational attainment data
Short sighted: How America's lack of attention to international education studies impedes improvement
Education watch 2009
Serving those who serve: Higher education and America's veterans
How much are college students borrowing?
Young workers: A lost decade
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Transparency by design: Principles of good practice for higher education institutions serving adults at a distance
College portrait of undergraduate education (search and comparison tool for participating college and universities by state)
A profile of successful Pell Grant recipients: Time to Bachelor's degree and early graduate school enrollment
Summer Search
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
The state of learning disabilities 2009
SREB Factbook on higher education
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA men's division I basketball tournament teams
Presidential leadership for public policy: A special report by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
Scaling up is hard to do: Progress and challenges during the first year of Achieving the Dream Developmental Education Initiative
SREB State Data Exchange: 2009-10 Indicators report
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Time to completion
The role of mentoring in college access and success
How four-year colleges and universities organize themselves to promote student persistence: The emerging national picture
New path to federal student aid for those with no high school diploma or GED
Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness among at-risk students?
Gender inequalities in education
The educational experience of young men of color: Federal legal implications and policy guidance
Improving college performance and retention the easy way: Unpacking the ACT exam
Latino college completion: Pennsylvania
The college completion agenda: State capitals campaign 2011
Scaling and sustaining: State progress in the developmental education initiative
Workforce development economics 101: State by state snapshots
Trends in community college education: Enrollment, prices, student aid, and debt levels
The Future Ready Project
Think College Indiana!
Higher education: Students at the heart of the system
STEM: Good jobs now and for the future
Education and the economy: Boosting the nation's economy by improving high school graduation rates
High school dual enrollment programs: Are we fast-tracking students too fast?
Postsecondary education student outcomes vary at for-profit, non-profit, and public schools
Snapshot report: Mobility
Snapshot report: Concurrent enrollment
National postsecondary enrollment trends: Before, during, and after the great recession
Financial literacy at minority-serving institutions
Fall 2011: Estimated headcount enrollment and Pell Grant trends
Including more student voices in higher education policymaking: Rising tuitions and student debts mean rising stakes for college students
Leveraging data for college completion
Can applying to more colleges increase enrollment rates?
Three policies to reduce time to degree
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
Trends in student aid 2011
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
Bringing business analytics to the college campus: Using fiscal metrics to steer innovation in postsecondary educations
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
Creating the workforce of the future: The STEM interest and proficiency challenge
America's youth: Transitions to adulthood
Western Policy Exchanges
Science and engineering indicators 2012
Open educational resources: Tools to help 21st century students achieve their postsecondary eduation goals and keep America competitive
Adolescent literacy
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study (2012)
Degreeless in debt: What happens to borrowers who drop out
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state) Updated 2012
Much accomplished, much at stake: Performance and policy in Maryland higher education
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
2012 National survey of school counselors: True north: Charting the course to college and career readiness
Learning from the past: Drawing on California's CLAS experience to inform assessment of the Common Core
Critical perspectives on race and equity in review of higher education
Innovation in higher education: Public opinion survey results
Information and college access: Evidence from a randomized field experiment
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
2012 State of the state addresses: Governors' top education issues
Young, underemployed, and optimistic: Coming of age, slowly, in a tough economy
Sending veterans to school: Fast facts on the post-9/11 GI Bill
Labor market returns to sub-baccalaureate credentials: How much does a community college degree or certificate pay?
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
An analysis of learning outcomes of underrepresented students at urban institutions
Using dual enrollment policy to improve college & career readiness: A web tool for decision makers
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
Cracking the credit hour
The college completion agenda may sacrifice college access for low-income, minority and other at-risk students
Transfer: An indispensable part of the community college mission
Trends in student aid 2012
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for African-American students
2012: Closing the expectations gap: 50-state progress report on the alignment of K-12 policies and practice with the demands of college and careers
A better affirmative action: State universities that created alternatives to racial preferences
Common measures for college access and success
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
2012 SREB Annual Report
Does America promote mobility as well as other nations?
Where to begin? The evolving role of placement exams for students starting college
Performance-based funding of higher education: A detailed look at best practices in six states
What Works Clearinghouse review of the report "The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring"
Denied? The impact of student debt on the ability to buy a house
Making loans work: How community colleges support responsible borrowing
Connecting the dots between learning and resources
STEM in postsecondary education: Entrance, attrition, and coursetaking among 2003-2004 beginning postsecondary students
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, fall 2011; financial statistics, fiscal year 2011; and graduation rates, selected cohorts, 2003-2008 : First look (preliminary data)
Innovations in labor market information and their application
Promising and practical strategies to improve postsecondary education
The urgency of now: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
The importance of being in school: A report on absenteeism in the nation's public schools
Choosing who delivers: The impact of placing limits on the delivery of remedial education at four-year institutions
Graduate enrollment in science and engineering grew substantially in the past decade but slowed in 2010
Digest of Education Statistics 2011
The nation's report card: Science 2011
MPI updates national and state level estimates of potential DREAM Act beneficiaries
Housing wealth and higher education: Building a foundation for economic mobility
Leading by example: A case study of peer leader programs at two Achieving the Dream colleges
Reforming the state's transfer progress on senate bill 1440
Workforce Investment Act reauthorization may move youth development field back a decade: Analysis of H.R. 4297 through a youth advocacy lens
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
Latino college completion in 50 states
California District Report Cards
The role of community-based organizations in the college access and success movement
National and regional accreditation information
Reverse transfer: A national view of student mobility from four-year to two-year institutions
An overview of classes taken and credits earned by beginning postsecondary students
Profile of 2007-08 first-time bachelor's degree recipients in 2009
Defining college readiness: Where are we now, are where do we need to be?
Do high stakes placement exams predict college success?
Final report of the task force on undergraduate graduation rates
College completion: Who graduates from college, who doesn't and why it matters
Overcoming obstacles to college attendance and degree completion: Toward a pro-college savings agenda
Information constraints and financial aid policy
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
Maximizing the College Choice Process to Increase Fit & Match for Underserved Students
Making college more affordable: The president's plan to lower college tuition is a good first step but more can be done
SREB: State data exchange report: 42 Years and still counting: 2010-11 Indicators report
Committing to quality: Guidelines for assessment and accountability in higher education
Building institutional capacity for data-informed decision making
The American freshman: National norms fall 2011
Issues facing historically black colleges and unversities: Results of a focused discussion and survey
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 4: Is achievement improving and are gaps narrowing for Title 1 students?
The middle class is key to a better-educated nation: A stronger middle class is associated with better educational outcomes
Pat Tillman Foundation
Leveraging service blueprinting to rethink higher education
Young adult outcomes of youth exiting dependent or delinquent care in Los Angeles county
College Search Database.com
Higher education: Use of new data could help improve oversight of distance education
A new mission for the middle-grades: Preparing students for a changing world
When working works: Employment & postsecondary success
National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Snapshot Reports
Can simple be equitable? Lessons from state grant programs
Scaling community college interventions
Six year attainment, persistence, transfer, retention, and withdrawal rates of students who began postsecondary education in 2003-04
Measuring the education pipeline: Critical data elements indicating readiness, transition and success
Percentage of states with alignment between K-12 and higher education standards
Designing common assessments to be measures of college and career readiness: Challenges and opportunities
National adult learners satisfaction-priorities report
The case for change in college admissions
Resisters, rejectors, and ridas: How to make urban schools work for disengaged students and critically conscious teachers
High flyers: Policies and strategies that boost developmental education success in Florida's community colleges
En camino (on our way): Educational toolkit for families
Yesterday's nontraditional student is today's traditional student
Profile of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students, by control and level of institution
The high school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at Fall 2009 ninth graders
Five ways ed pays (Spanish language version)
FIve ways ed pays: Five powerful ways a college degree can transform your life and your lifestyle
Supporting data use while protecting the privacy, security and confidentiality of student information: A primer for state policymakers
From GED to college degree: Creating pathways to postsecondary success for high school dropouts
Slow off the mark: Elementary school teachers and the crisis in science, technology, engineering, and math education
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
Keeping score when it counts: Graduation rates and academic progress rates (APR) for 2009 NCAA women's and men's division I basketball tournament teams
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2008-09 bowl-bound college football teams: Academic performance improves, but race still matters
Rising tuition and enrollment in public higher education
Pathways to economic mobility: Key indicators
National opportunity to learn campaign: Lost opportunity: A 50 state report on the oppotunity to learn in America
Enhancing college student success through developmental education
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
Selected states response to supporting high school English language learners
Ucan: University and college accountability network (search tool to find private colleges and universities by state)
A new goal for America's high schools: College preparation for all
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
Transparency by design
College choices for adults: Transparency by design
Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
Projecting the economic benefits of reducing high school dropout rates in America's 45 largest metropolitan areas
Rethinking developmental education in community colleges
Value of a college education (calculator)
Changes in Graduation Rates by State (Progress and Challenge Indexes)
Indiana Workforce Development: Education and training options (search training programs)
Do increases in Pell and other grant awards increase college-going among lower income high school graduates? Evidence from a 'natural experiment'
Promoting engagement for all students: The imperative to look within
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
Gateway to College
The Equity Scorecard: A collaborative approach to assess and respond to racial and ethnic disparities in student outcomes
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
Benchmarking the success of Latina and Latino students in STEM to achieve national graduation goals
A shared agenda: Action alert for state and federal officials
Insuring college failure risk
Linking secondary and postsecondary systems: Lessons from Indiana
Hopes & hurdles: California foster youth and college financial aid
Getting started at community colleges: Reducing unplanned pregnancy and strengthening academic achievement
A matter of degrees: Tomorrow's fastest growing jobs, and why community college graduates will get them
ACE Online Information Center
Field guide for improving student success
Students who study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in postsecondary education
Postsecondary institutions and price of attendance in the United States: Fall 2008 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2007-08, and 12-month enrollment 2007-08
The work-based learning self assessment tool
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions Fall 2008; graduation rates, 2002 and 2005 cohorts; and financial statistics, 2008
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
Early colllege high school: Increased rigor, enhanced support (videos of Indiana early college high schools)
Understanding costs of credit-based transition programs in Indiana
Mentoring former prisoners: A guide for re-entry programs
A national study of institutional policies for the evaluation of transfer applicants
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
Policy on dual credit opportunities in Indiana
Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses
The effects of public support on college attainment
High school policy reform: A plan for success (California)
FY 2011 budget proposal: Thoughts and recommendations for increasing college access and success
Latinos and the culture of college: How to build a commitment-to-college curriculum
Basics of longitudinal cohort analysis: Principles and practices of student success
Evaluating student success interventions: Principles and practices of student success
Achieving the Dream: Evidence of change
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
The educational crisis facing young men of color: Reflections on four days of dialogue on the educational challenges of minority males
Accelerating college readiness: Lessons from North Carolina's innovator early colleges
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
Protecting the federal investment in higher education: The gainful employment rule
Expanding options for struggling students and out-of-school youth: State financing of education pathways
Lumina Foundation Focus: Discerning learning: Colleges find new ways to show what students know
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, fall 2009; Graduation rates, 2003 & 2006 cohorts; and financial statistics, Fiscal Year 2009
National Youth Employment Coalition
Building capacity for reconnecting youth
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students
The need for institutional fiscal responsibility
Education as a data-driven enterprise: A primer for leaders in business, philanthropy, and education
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
The differential impact of wealth vs. income in the college-going process
Engaging adjunct and full-time faculty in student success innovation
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Educational attainment in the United States: 2010 Detailed tables
Forward thinking teens: The effects of college costs on adolescent risky behavior
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
Access without equity: Longitudinal analysis of institutional stratification by race and ethnicity: 1972-2004
Unions as partners: Expanding the role of organized labor in workforce development
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
Next generation learning: The intelligent use of technology to develop innovative learning models and personalized educational pathways
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Participation and success in the advanced placement program continue to grow in the SREB states
Filling in the blanks: How information can affect choice in higher education
Transfer and articulation policies
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
Tuition discounting: Institutional aid patterns at public and private colleges and universities, 2000-01 to 2008-09
What impacts student success in college persistence and completion?
Seeking assistance: Who gets financial aid at California community colleges?
Web tables - profiles of students in graduate and first-professional education: 2007-08
Web tables - profile of undergraduate students: trends from selected years, 1995-96 to 2007-08
One-shot deal? Students' perceptions of assessment and course placement in California's community colleges
The impact of loan repayment rates on minority students
Online learning: Addressing challenges and seizing opportunities
Restoring the balance: Dollars, values, and the future of college sports
A balance sheet at 30 months: How the great recession has changed life in America
Understanding the K-12 common core state standards in mathematics
SREB State Data Exchange: 40 years and still counting: 2008-2009 highlights
Business Higher Education Forum (BHEF)
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
Building an early childhood professional development system
Southern Regional Education Board: Moving Ahead: State progress reports on Challenge to Lead goals
Southern Regional Education Board annual report: The essentials: What really counts in improving education
The evaluation of charter school impacts: Final report
The course of innovation: Using technology to transform higher education
Interview with Anthony P. Carnevale
Improving education and employment for disadvantaged young men: Proven and promising strategies
Estimating the number of jobs created or saved
Federal higher education policy priorities and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
FloridaCAN! Empowering communities to work alongside our schools for student success
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives
The looming workforce crisis: Preparing American workers for 21st century competition
Solutions for our future.org
The broader societal benefits of higher education
Higher education's contribution to the knowledge economy
Indiana Business Research Center
The promise and practice of prison programming
Investment payoff: The benefits of a higher education in the Midwestern states
Swimming against the tide: The poor in American higher education
National inventory of academic pathways
By the numbers: State goals for increasing postsecondary attainment
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
Mixed messages: What state high school tests communicate about student readiness for college
The governance divide: A report on a four-state study on improving college readiness and success
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work
State strategies for redesigning high schools and promoting high school to college transitions
Bridging the gap: Academic preparation and postsecondary success of first generation students
1992-93 Bachelor's degree recipients and their opinions about education in 2003
Global higher education rankings: Affordability and accessibility in comparative perspective
Adult learners and state policy
Investing in America's future: Why student aid pays off for society and individuals
The adult learning gap: Why states need to change their policies toward adult learners
Work first, study second: Adult undergraduates who combine employment and postsecondary enrollment
Opening doors: Students’ perspectives on juggling work, family, and college
Early exit: Understanding adult attrition in accelerated and traditional postsecondary programs
The educational pipeline: Big investment, big returns
Education pays 2004: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Equal access to postsecondary education? The case of undocumented immigrant students
In state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Trends in educational equity of girls and women: 2004
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2003-04 status report
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
The expectations gap: A 50 state review of high school graduation requirements
Crisis at the core: Preparing all students for college and work
Beyond college for all: Policies and practices to improve transitions into college and jobs
College access in Indiana and the United States: A 2005 status report
Choosing to improve: Voices from colleges and universities with better graduation rates
Miles to go: Louisiana
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
Trends in college pricing 2006
Trends in African American and Native American participation in STEM higher education
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
Center for Student Opportunity
The disposable worker: Living in a job-loss economy
Capturing the college potential of students from under-served populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college, executive summary
Does public funding for higher education matter?
Indiana educational attainment of the population 25 years and over: 1940 to 2000
2003-04 National postsecondary student aid study: Undergraduate financial aid estimates for twelve states
Fair test: Schools that do not use SAT or ACT scores for admitting substantial numbers of students into Bachelor's degree program
The nation's dropout crisis: Indiana's tool-box to help students succeed
Stepping stones to a degree: The impact of enrollment pathways and milestones on older community college student outcomes
The high cost of failing to reform public education in Indiana
Latino achievement in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics
Critical postsecondary education issues in Indiana
Projections of education statistics to 2015
Working their way through college: Student employment and its impact on the college experience
Mississippi's mandate: How investment in education pays off in Mississippi
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
Ensuring rigor in the high school curriculum: What states are doing
Independent undergraduates: 1999-2000
Do expenditures for student support services lead to demonstrable gains in student achievement
Midwest PERL: Postsecondary education resource library
Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2004; Graduation Rates; 1998 and 2001 Cohorts; and Financial Statistics; Fiscal Year 2004
Whatever it takes: How twelve communities are reconnecting out-of-school youth
American youth policy forum
College enrollment gender gap widens for White and Hispanic students, but race and income disparities still most significant new ACE report finds
The chilly climate: Subtle ways in which women are often treated differently at work and in classrooms
Improving educational opportunties for students who work
Institutional practices and student persistence: Extending the empirical record
Championing success: A report on the progress of tribal college and university alumni
For better science, just add color
Leading by example
Bridge program planning guide
Literacy behind bars: Results from the 2003 national assessment of adult literacy prison survey
What works for Latino students
Liberal education outcomes: A preliminary report on student achievement in college
Keeping America's promise: A report on the future of the community college
Supporting adult English language learners' transitions to postsecondary education
Collegiate learning assessement project
Serving adult learners in higher education: Principles of effectiveness
Improving college readiness and success for all students: A joint responsibility between K-12 and postsecondary education
In need of improvement: NCLB & high schools
Indiana's occupational employment outlook to 2012
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
Graduate Retention Program
Effective multicultural curriculum transformation in "advanced" mathematics and "hard" sciences
How diversity affects teaching and learning
Diversity and the college curriculum: How colleges and universities are preparing students for a changing world
Squeeze play: How parents and the public look at higher education today
Action plan: Business/Community leaders
Relationships between students' high school and middle school experiences and later completion of a Bachelor's degree
Educational Attainment in the United States 2006
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
Writing next: Effective strategies to improve writing of adolescents in middle and high school
Preparing today's high school students for tomorrow's opportunities
Opening doors: Support success: Services that may help low-income students succeed in community college
Lifelong learning accounts: Creating a partnership in lifelong learning
Prison education program participation and recidivism: A test of the normalization hypothesis
National HIRE network: Resources and assistance: Indiana
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
National forum to accelerate middle grades reform
Improving literacy outcomes for English language learners in high school: Considerations for states and districts in developing a coherent policy framework
The path of many journeys: The benefits of higher education for native people and communities
Setting a public agenda for higher education in the states: Lessons learned from the national collaborative for higher education policy
Career and technical education's role in American competitiveness
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
The language of opportunity: Expanding employment prospects for adults with limited English skills
Recent STEM initiatives
The high cost of high school dropouts: What the nation pays for inadequate high schools
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy
Helping community college students cope with financial emergencies: Lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund financial aid programs
The Workforce Alliance
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students
A model of success: The model institution's for excellence program's successful leadership in STEM education (1995-2007)
Corporate investments in college readiness and access
Building a data sharing network of scholarship programs for alumni of foster care
Creating change one step at a time: Efforts to improve college access and success in Indiana
New England Journal of Higher Education
Indiana University Kokomo: Project Complete
Marian College: Marian's Adult Programs (MAP)
Huntington College: EXCEL Adult Degree Programs
HE (Higher Education) opportunity efforts in a global context
Learn More Indiana: Adult learners
Early intervention programs: Opening the doors to higher education
Strategic directions in Indiana education
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1998-99
Ivy Tech programs: Fast track to college and double up for college
Moving into students' spaces: The impact of academic advising on student engagement among undecided students
Improving academic performance among Native American students: A review of the research literature
Good policy, good practice: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education, a guide for policymakers
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state and race/ethnicity 1992-2022
Lost in transition: Building a better path from school to college and careers
Alabama education quick facts 2007
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
Alabama: Featured facts from the SREB Fact Book on higher education
Making performance accountability work: English lessons for U.S. community colleges
Building a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) agenda
Learning in a new key
Student charges and financial aid: 2006-07
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
Dream it! Do it!
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures 2006
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Washington state report
Colorado Reports
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
Highlights of the 2007 Accountability System in the State of Texas
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
Persistence and attainment of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: After three years
Financing asset building and financial education programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Digest of Education Statistics
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
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
Indiana higher education opportunity data book 2007
Knowing and being known: Personalization as a foundation for student learning
Degree attainment
Education and economic competitiveness
A commitment to America's future: Responding to the crisis in mathematics and science education
Accelerated developmental education project
The road ahead: Improving diversity in graduate education
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: Youth site
California Youth Connection
Enrollment status and outcomes
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
Setting the '08 education agenda for the nation: Benchmarking to international standards while protecting the public's traditional commitment to a comprehensive education
2007 College-bound seniors: Total group profile report
Manchester College: Fast forward program