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Author(s):Dale, S., and Krueger, A.
Title:Estimating the return to college selectivity over the career using administrative earnings data
Source:http://www.nber.org/papers/w17159.pdf
Date:2011
Organization:National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Short Description:The authors estimate the monetary return to attending a highly selective college using the College and Beyond (C&B) Survey linked to Detailed Earnings Records from the Social Security Administration (SSA). This paper extends earlier work by Dale and Krueger (2002) that examined the relationship between the college that students attended in 1976 and the earnings they self-reported reported in 1995 on the C&B follow-up survey.
Annotation:The authors estimate the monetary return to attending a highly selective college using the College and Beyond (C&B) Survey linked to Detailed Earnings Records from the Social Security Administration (SSA). This paper extends earlier work by Dale and Krueger (2002) that examined the relationship between the college that students attended in 1976 and the earnings they self-reported reported in 1995 on the C&B follow-up survey. In this analysis, the authors use administrative earnings data to estimate the return to various measures of college selectivity for a more recent cohort of students: those who entered college in 1989. They also estimate the return to college selectivity for the 1976 cohort of students, but over a longer time horizon (from 1983 through 2007) using administrative data. The authors find that the return to college selectivity is sizeable for both cohorts in regression models that control for variables commonly observed by researchers, such as student high school GPA and SAT scores. However, when adjusted for unobserved student ability by controlling for the average SAT score of the colleges that students applied to, estimates of the return to college selectivity fall substantially and are generally indistinguishable from zero. There were notable exceptions for certain subgroups. For black and Hispanic students and for students who come from less-educated families (in terms of their parents’ education), the estimates of the return to college selectivity remain large, even in models that adjust for unobserved student characteristics.
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Raising rigor, getting results: Lessons learned from AP expansion
The changing pathways of Hispanic youth into adulthood
Parental transfers, student achievement, and the labor supply of college students
SREB Factbook on higher education
Working learners: Educating our entire workforce for success in the 21st century
Dynamic annotated bibliographies from the IPCN online college access library
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
Investing in Indiana's adult workers: Increasing financial aid opportunities
Preparing the workers of today for the jobs of tomorrow
Education at a glance 2009: OECD indicators
Transforming America's community colleges: A federal policy proposal to expand opportunity and promote economic prosperity
Outcomes of high impact practices for underserved students: A review of the literature
Selected states response to supporting high school English language learners
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
The Bologna Process for US eyes: Re-learning higher education in the Age of Convergence
Barriers to college attainment: Lessons from Chicago
Cultivating generative connections, commitment, and engagement among campus constituencies: A practice brief based on BEAMS project outcomes
The contribution of adult learning to health and social capital
UpwardBound Math-Science: STEM education that works
Indiana Latino Institute, Inc.
Mapping new directions: Higher education for older adults
Facts for education advocates
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
Tapping America's Potential: Gaining momentum, losing ground: Progress report 2008
Race matters: Unequal opportunities in education
Dropouts, diplomas, and dollars: U.S. high schools and the nation's economy
Lifelong learning: New strategies for the education of working adults
Strengthening financial aid policies for low-income working adults
Strengthening state adult education policies for low-skilled workers
Indiana's K-12 STEM Ed Report Card
ADULT ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION IN THE UNITED STATES: Determining Need and Investing Wisely
Research brief: Practices that support data use in urban high schools
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus practices that work for Latino students
Academic progress/graduation success rate study of Division I NCAA women’s and men’s basketball tournament teams
The nation's report card: Reading 2009
College InSight
The Springboard Project: Getting ahead - staying ahead: Helping America's workforce succeed in the 21st century
Family factors and student outcomes
Graduated success: Sustainable economic opportunity through one- and two-year credentials
A new national approach to career navigation for working learners
PERSIST (Guide to improve higher education persistence, retention, and success)
Lumina Foundation Focus: Off the charts: Columns of data provide support for student achievement
The economic benefits from halving Indianapolis's dropout rate: A boon to regional business
A penny saved is mobility earned: Advancing economic mobility through savings
Latinos and the culture of college: How to build a commitment-to-college curriculum
Community College 2.0
Promoting a culture of student success: How colleges and universities are improving degree completion
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
What are we doing to middle school English learners? Findings and recommendations for change from a study of California EL programs
Welfare reform and intergenerational mobility
Schools without diversity: Education management organizations, charter schools, and the demographic stratification of the American school system
Help wanted: Projections of jobs and education requirements through 2018
Effective college access, persistence and completion programs and strategies for underrepresented student populations: Opportunities for scaling up
Effects of welfare reform on vocational education and training
Improving achievement for the growing Latino population is critical to the nation's future
Education and achievement: A focus on Latino "immigrant" children
Reality check: Hispanic-serving institutions on the Texas border strategzing financial aid
Modeling the role of community colleges in increasing educational attainment and workforce preparedness
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
Conducting a scan of your college access and success system: Why it matters, how to do it, how to use it
Grading higher education: Giving consumers the information they need
The black-white achievement gap: When progress stopped
Partnerships that promote success: Lessons from the evaluation of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Community College Transfer Initiative
Suspended education: Urban middle schools in crisis
Easy come - EZ-GO: A federal role in removing jurisdictional impediments to college education
Degree completion beyond institutional borders: Responding to the new reality of mobile and non-traditional learners
Gaining ground: High schools closing the achievement gap
The condition of college and career readiness 2010
Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (C-PES)
Early intervention program and college partnerships
The state of American manhood
White students are racially isolated
Teacher credentials and student achievement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
The Black Collegian Online: The Career Site for Students of Color
From high school to the future: Potholes on the road to college
Ten years after college: Comparing the employment experiences of 1992-93 Bachelor's degree recipients with academic and career-oriented majors
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
Postsecondary Access and Success
Transitioning out of high school: A quick stats fact sheet
Voces (Voices): A profile of today's Latino college students
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting ready, getting in, and getting through college: Expanding options for low-income students
Afterschool programs as an oasis of hope for black parents in four cities
Camino de la universidad: The road to college
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
The national articulation and transfer network
Results that matter: Twenty-first century skills and high school reform
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
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
Charter high schools: Closing the achievement gap
Timing and duration of student participation in special education in the primary grades
The effects of using ACT® Composite score and high school average on college admission decisions for racial/ethnic groups
Literacy in everyday life: Results from the 2003 national assessment of adult literacy`
Women reap more benefits from higher education, study finds
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
College is possible: A guide for undocumented students
Rescuing Brown v. Board of Education: Profiles of twelve school districts pursuing socioeconomic school integration
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
Labor force participation in formal work-related education in 2000-01
New faces, old patterns: Segregation in the multiracial south
Brown at 50: King's dream or Plessy's nightmare
The alternative pathways project: A framework for dropout reduction and recovery
Improving academic achievement in urban districts: What state policymakers can do
Practical guidelines for the education of English language learners: Research based recommendations for instruction and academic interventions
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
Urgent but overlooked: The literacy crisis among adolescent English language learners
The high cost of high school dropouts: What the nation pays for inadequate high schools
Students entering and leaving postsecondary occupational education: 1995-2001
Education and incarceration
Moving on: State policies to address academic brain drain in the South
Over half of low-income children live with a parent who works regularly
The segregation of American teachers
How well are states educating our neediest children?: The Fordham report 2006
Priming the pump: Strategies for increasing the achievement of underrepresented minority undergraduates
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Trends in African American and Native American participation in STEM higher education
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
Ithaca College - Frederick Douglass Academy Partnership
En route to the baccalaureate: Community college student outcomes
Recent changes in the entry of Hispanic and White youth into college
How do pre-collegiate outreach programs impact college-going among underrepresented students
Paying for college: The rising cost of higher education
The advanced placement expansion of the '90's: How did traditionally underserved students fare
Bridging the gap: Academic preparation and postsecondary success of first generation students
Addressing the shame of higher education: Programs that support college enrollment and retention of African-American males
The size and characteristics of the unauthorized migrant population in the U.S.
Life after high school: Young people talk about their hopes and prospects
Leaving boys behind: Public high school graduation rates
Gender gap grows
HBCU graduates: Employment, earnings, and success after college
Gender equity in higher education: Are males at a disadvantage
Educational attainment of people 18 years and over, by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin, for the 25 largest states: March 2000
A matter of degrees: Improving graduation rates in four-year colleges and universities
College knowledge: What Latino parents need to know and why they don't know it
Preparing diverse adolescents for the transition to adulthood
An overview of higher education in the United States: Diversity, access, and the role of the marketplace
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
Inseparable imperatives: Equity in education and the future of the American economy
Working credentials: Sub-baccalaureate degrees and certificates are paying off for students and their employers
The future of the US workforce: A survey of hiring practices across industries
Net migration from Mexico falls to zero-and perhaps less?
Measuring efficiency in the community college sector
Latino college completion in 50 states
Healthcare
Employment by summary education and training assignment, 2010 and projected 2020
The American middle class, income inequality, and the strength of our economy: New evidence in economics
Balancing passion and practicality: The role of debt and major on students' financial outcomes
Downward mobility from the middle class: Waking up from the American Dream
Trends among young adults over three decades, 1974-2006
Left out. Forgotten? Recent high school graduates and the Great Recession
Higher education: Gaps in access and persistence study
Unequal education: Federal loophole enables lower spending on students of color
The college completion agenda may sacrifice college access for low-income, minority and other at-risk students
"I came in unsure of everything": Community college shifts in students' confidence
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
Progress of education reform: Producing quality credentials: Why data and analytics matter
The educational experience of young men of color: Capturing the student voice
Teacher voices: Immigration, language and culture
FIve ways ed pays: Five powerful ways a college degree can transform your life and your lifestyle
The role of mentoring in college access and success
Promoting full-time attendance among adults in community college: Early impacts from the performance-based scholarship demonstration in New York
STEM: Good jobs now and for the future
Graduating at-risk students: a cross-sector analysis
Linking costs and postsecondary degrees: Key issues for policymakers
Charting pathways to completion for low-income community college students
Women see value and benefits of college; Men lag on both fronts, survey finds
Missed opportunity: How New York can do a better job of reconnecting youth on public assistance to education and jobs
Latino college completion: California
The College Match Program
Four steps to finishing first: An agenda for increasing college productivity to create a better educated society
A green career pathways framework: Postsecondary and employment success for low-income, disconnected youth
Keeping score when it counts: Graudation success and academic progress rates for the 2011 NCAA Division1 men's basketball tournament teams
Trends in the receipt of Pell Grants: Selected years 1995-96 to 2007-08
The differential impact of wealth vs. income in the college-going process
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study
Improving child care access to promote postsecondary success among low-income parents
Across the great divide: Perspectives of CEOs and college presidents on America's higher education and skills gap
Driving innovation: How six states are organizing to improve outcomes in developmental education
Postsecondary and labor force transitions among public high school career and technical education participants
Lumina Foundation Focus: Un nuevo dia: As Latino population grows, so must college attainment
Men of color: Ensuring the academic success of Latinos in higher education
Dropout recovery is national recovery: How federal policies can support the spread of Back on Track through College pathways
Using data and inquiry to build equity-focused college-going cultures
Cheap for whom? How much education costs taxpayers
The hidden costs of community colleges
Meeting the STEM workforce demand: Accelerating math learning among students interested in STEM
Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
What explains trends in labor supply among U.S. undergraduates, 1970-2009?
Prison vs. Princeton
US Students in overseas degree programs: Key destinations and fields of study
A stronger nation through higher education: A detailed look at college attainment-nationally, by state and by metro area
Student success courses and educational outcomes at Virginia community colleges
Caught in the crisis: Students of color and native students in U.S. high schools
Pathways to success: Integrating learning with life and work to increase national college completion
The role of minority-serving institutions in redefining and improving developmental education
Why access matters: The community college student body
The 8th annual AP report to the nation
Improving the odds for failing schools
College completion: Who graduates from college, who doesn't and why it matters
Predicting success in college: The importance of placement tests and high school transcripts
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state) Updated 2012
The best of two worlds: Lessons from a community college-community organization collaboration to increase student success
The roll of Pell grants in access, persistence and completion
Lightening the load: A look at four ways that community schools can support effective teaching
Financial literacy at minority-serving institutions
American Association of Community Colleges 2011 Advocacy Toolkit Factsheet
Caught in the crisis: Students with disabilities in U.S. high schools
State Policies Affecting the “Adult Re-Entry Pipeline” in Postsecondary Education: Results of a Fifty-State Inventory
American Association of Community Colleges: Report on the 21st century initiative listening tour
Staying on track: Early findings from a performance-based scholarship program at the University of New Mexico
Data that matters: Giving high schools useful feedback on grads' outcomes
Reading on grade level in the third grade: How is it related to high school performance and college enrollment
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Challenging success: Can college degree completion be increased as states cut budgets?
Front and center: Critical choices for higher education
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Creating opportunities in health care: The community college role in workforce partnerships
Educational attainment in the United States: 2010 Detailed tables
Achieving ambitious goals: Case studies of scaling up programs for advancing low-skilled adults
Leaving no worker behind: Community colleges retrain the Michigan workforce-and themselves
Veteran's education benefits: Enhanced guidance and collaboration could improve administration of the Post-911 GI Bill program
Latino college completion: Florida
Unconventional wisdom: A profile of the graduates of early college high school
Achieving success: The latest news in achieving community college success (2011)
Minority male student success programs at community colleges
Disrupting college: How disruptive innovation can deliver quality and affordability to postsecondary education
Turning the tide: Five years of Achieving the Dream in community colleges
Transforming the rural south: A roadmap to improving rural education
Debt to degree: A new way of measuring college success
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children: English language acquisition and middle school preparation: Keys to Latino educational success
Most Americans see college as essential to getting a good job
Forgotten middle-skill jobs: State by state snapshots
Latino college completion: Texas
Latino college completion: Pennsylvania
A diversity action blueprint: Policy parameters and model practices for higher education institutions
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Full Report)
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Short Version)
How do recent college grads really stack up? Employment and earnings for graduates of the Great Recession
Staying in school: A proposal to raise high school graduation rates
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
The stealth inequities of school funding: How state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable school spending
College rewired: Innovative approaches help higher education connect to productivity
New Americans in postsecondary education: A profile of immigrant and second-generation American undergraduates
Spaces of inclusion? Teachers' perceptions of school communities with differing student racial & socioeconomic contexts
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
For this place, for these people: An exploration of best practices among charter schools serving native students
Opportunities suspended: The disparate impact of disciplinary exclusion from school
California's economic payoff: Investing in college access and completion
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color
Transforming the educational experience of young men of color: Companion workbook
Refocusing adult education on career and postsecondary success: An analysis of adult education (Title II) in WIA reauthorization proposals
Replenishing opportunity in America: The 2012 midterm report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success Initiative
The condition of education 2012 (Report)
Latino college completion in 50 states: Executive summary
Housing costs, zoning, and access to high quality schools
Opportunity for action: Preparing youth for 21st century livelihoods
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
Calculating the economic value of increasing college credentials by 2025: United States
Return on investment to increasing postsecondary credential attainment in the United States
Sending veterans to school: Fast facts on the post-9/11 GI Bill
Ensuring America's Future - Sector briefs
Hiring and higher education: Business executives talk about the costs and benefits of college
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
Profile of 2007-08 first-time bachelor's degree recipients in 2009
Completing college: A national view of student attainment rates
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
The role of community-based organizations in the college access and success movement
Characteristics of minority students who excel on the SAT and in the classroom
African American achievement in America
Powerful pathways: Framing options and opportunities for vulnerable youth
Latino students and the educational pipeline: From middle school to the workforce
Latino students and the educational pipeline: Latino high school and baccalaureate graduates: A comparison
Creating seamless educational transitions for urban African American and Hispanic students
Choosing to improve: Voices from colleges and universities with better graduation rates
The expectations gap: A 50 state review of high school graduation requirements
21st century skills for 21st century jobs
What's at stake? The social and economic benefits of higher education
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
American higher education: How does it measure up for the twenty-first century
Closing achievement gaps: Improving educational outcomes for Hispanic children
Rethinking high school graduation rates and trends
The Progress of education reform: Hispanic achievement
To ensure America's future: Building a national opportunity system for adults
Access to postsecondary education for undocumented students
Does diversity make a difference? Three research studies on diversity in college classrooms
Waiting to attend college: Students who delay postsecondary enrollment
The trouble with Black boys: The role and influence of environmental and cultural factors on the academic performance of African American Boys
Bridging the widest gap: Raising the achievement of Black boys
The high cost of failing to reform public education in Indiana
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education in the states
Increasing the achievement of Native American youth at early college high schools
Postsecondary access for Latino middle-grades students (PALMS)
Boys and girls harbor
Center for Student Opportunity
The disposable worker: Living in a job-loss economy
Career development in context: Selected trends in education, economics, labor, and society
Hitting home: Quality, cost, and access challenges confronting higher education today
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
Building pathways to success for low-skill adult students: Lessons for community college policy and practice from a longitudinal student tracking study
Early childhood investment yields big payoff
Children at risk: Consequences for school readiness and beyond
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Demography is not destiny: Increasing the graduation rates of low-income college students at large public universities
Relationships between students' high school and middle school experiences and later completion of a Bachelor's degree
What's wrong with guys?
African American students and U.S. high schools
Latino students and U.S. high schools
Beating the odds: An analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments: 2005-06 School year
College access in Indiana and the United States 2007: Improving college access and success for Indiana adults 25 and over
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
Choosing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs): A closer look at Latino students college choices
Beyond access: How the first semester matters for community college students' aspirations and persistence
Change, and response to change, in Florida's public schools
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
Closing the gaps by 2015: The Texas higher education plan
Returning to our roots: Student access
Effective multicultural curriculum transformation in "advanced" mathematics and "hard" sciences
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
The community college as a nexus for workforce transitions: A critical essay
National Indian education study part I: The performance of American Indian and Alaska Native fourth- and eighth-grade students on NAEP 2005 reading and mathematics assessments
Engaged learning: Fostering success for all students
Latinos in graduate education
Latinos in undergraduate education
American Indian and Alaska Native students in U.S. high schools
The global state of higher education and the rise of private finance
Education and public safety
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
Constrained after college: Student loans and early career occupational choices
Historic reversals, accelerating resegregation and the need for new integration strategies
A disturbing trend in law school diversity
Baltimore city's high school reform initiative: Schools, students, and outcomes
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
The road ahead: Improving diversity in graduate education
Graduate enrollment and degrees: 1996-2006
Opportunities in place: National assessment of the rural community college initiative
Improving academic performance among Native American students: A review of the research literature
State Cards (statistical snapshots of high school data by state)
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
Enrollment status and outcomes
Their fair share: How Texas-sized gaps in teacher quality shortchange low-income and minority students
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
The real technology challenge
The funding gap 2007
The funding gap (Spanish version)
Lumina Foundation Lessons: Students aren't just data points, but numbers do count
Transition matters: Community college to bachelor's degree
Reaching higher with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana: Focusing on the roll of community colleges
Cities in crisis: A special analytic report on high school graduation
State policies to bring adult learning into focus
Upward Bound Math-Science: Program description and interim impact estimates
Education at a glance 2007: OECD indicators
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in postsecondary education
Department of Upward Bound programs: Strategic plan
Insulating the education pipeline to increase postsecondary success
Doing more with less: The inequitable funding of community colleges
Investing in education and equity: Our nation's best future
Finishing the first lap: The cost of first-year student attrition in America's four-year colleges and universities
The power of the education-industry partnership: Fostering innovation in collaboration between community colleges and businesses
College graduation rates: Behind the numbers
The key to prosperity: The skills of the American worker
Does extending foster care beyond age 18 promote postsecondary educational attainment?
The college completion agenda: State policy guide
Persistence and attainment of 2003–04 beginning postsecondary students: After six years
Developmental education in community colleges
Getting past go: Remedial and developmental education policy at a crossroads
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
Evaluating programs for community college students: How do we know what works?
Housing policy is school policy: Economically integrative housing promotes academic success in Montgomery County, Maryland
Policy implications of trends for Asian American students
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
Strengthening college opportunity and performance: Federal, state and institutional leadership
College access challenge grants: Including adult learners, strengthening student success
The rising price of inequality: How inadequate grant aid limits college access and persistence
Transforming the high school experience: How New York City's new small schools are boosting student achievement and graduation rates
Managing contracts for educational equity: Emerging trends and issues
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
Education Trust-West
Employment experience of youths: Results from a longitudinal survey
Raising the roof: Explore California public school data
America's future: Latino child well-being in numbers and trends
Current challenges and opportunities in preparing rural high school students for success in college and careers: What federal policymakers need to know
Basics of longitudinal cohort analysis: Principles and practices of student success
Best practices in statewide articulation and transfer systems
Insuring college failure risk
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
Choice without equity: Charter school segregation and the need for civil rights standards
Early-childhood poverty and adult attainment, behavior, and health
Promising practices: What works in the Midwest: New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
A snapshot of African Americans in higher education
Keeping score when it counts: Assessing the 2009-10 bowl-bound college football teams - academic performance improves but race still matters
Gap or gaps? Challenging the singular definition of the achievement gap
Helping community college students cope with financial emergencies: Lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund financial aid programs
When girls don't graduate, we all fail
The economic benefits of academic and career preparation
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Opportunity matters: A journal of research informing educational opportunity, practice and programs
The costs of failure factories in American higher education
Student aversion to borrowing: Who borrows and who doesn't
Recommended policies and practices for advancing Indiana's system of adult education and workforce training
State future workforce gap summaries
Gateway to College
Rewarding persistence: Effects of a performance-based scholarship program for low-income parents
Referral, enrollment, and completion in developmental education sequences in community colleges
Minority youth: Overrepresented & underserved in Indiana's systems
Value of a college education (calculator)
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: When do students stop out?
Cost, commitment, and attainment in higher education: An international comparison
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
Summer Search
Keeping score when it counts: Sweet 16 men's and women's teams: A look at their academic success
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Academic outcomes of high risk students
Sexual orientation and outcomes in college
Global Policy Fellows Program: Lessons learned
Military service members and veterans in higher education: What the new GI Bill may mean for postsecondary institutions
Graduating America: Meeting the challenge of low-graduation rate high schools
IPEDS Data Center
From soldier to student: Easing the transition of service members on campus
National studies find TRIO programs effective at increasing college enrollment and graduation
Ups and downs: Does the American economy still promote upward mobility?
Young workers: A lost decade
The schools teachers leave: Workforce mobility in Chicago public schools
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Late stop-outs
Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
Four steps to finishing first in higher education: A guide for state policymakers
Charting a necessary path: The baseline report of public higher education systems in the Access to Success initiative
Why have college completion rates declined? An analysis of changing student preparation and collegiate resources
Leadership for challenging times: Report of the Commission on presidential leadership and global competitiveness (Executive Summary)
Growing What Works Database
Assets and liabilities, educational expectations, and children's college degree attainment
Work less, study more, & succeed: How financial supports can improve postsecondary success
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
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Drowning in debt: The emerging student loan crisis
Are charter schools making a difference? A study of student outcomes in eight states
Making connections: Dimensions of student engagement (2009 CCSSE Findings)
Fighting for quality and equality, too: How states and policymakers can ensure the drive to improve teacher quality doesn't just trickle down to poor and minority children
The value of value-added data
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
Paying for college success: An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration
Leading in a changing America: Presidential perspectives from Hispanic-serving institutions
Inequalities at the outset: Identifying factors that affect parents' perceptions of paying for college
International trends in adult education and lifelong learning
Background and supporting evidence for Adult Education for Work
Educational Policy Improvement Center
Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
Changing course: Improving Aboriginal access to post-secondary education in Canada
LE,NONET pilot project: Interim evaluation report
Factors affecting the use of student financial assistance by first nations youth
Are student employment and academic success linked?
The Millennium Bursary in British Columbia: Exploring its impact: Summary report (2004)
Aboriginal peoples and post-secondary education: What educators have learned
Report on the meta-analysis of post-secondary institutional graduate surveys
College enrollment hits an all-time high, fueled by community college surge
Annotated bibliography of resources for transforming school counseling
Pathways to economic mobility: Key indicators
A new goal for America's high schools: College preparation for all
The 2008 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning
Achievement gaps: How black and white students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress
A profile of successful Pell Grant recipients: Time to Bachelor's degree and early graduate school enrollment
Prevention of disproportionate special education representation using response to education (RTI)
More guidance, better results? Three-year effects of an enhanced student services program at two community colleges
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of students who stop out
Projections of education statistics to 2018
The productivity argument for investing in young children
Putting kids on the pathway to college: How is your school doing? A college pathways rubric
The rapid growth and changing complexion of suburban public schools
Educational Attainment in the United States: 2008 (tables)
Imagine success: Engaging entering students
The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES)
Commission to Build a Healthier America
Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
2007-08 National postsecondary student aid study (NPSAS:08): Student financial aid estimates for 2007-08
Education watch 2009
Bridges to opportunity for underprepared adults: A state policy guide for community college leaders
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
The poor and the rich: A look at economic stratification and academic performance among undergraduate students in the United States
Community colleges under stress
"Careers for the future" education program
National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education
Core problems: Out-of-field teaching persists in key academic courses and high-poverty schools
Measuring up 2008: Online state report cards
21st Century skills, education, and competitiveness: A resource and policy guide
Joining the conversation about educating our poorest children: Emerging leadership roles for school counselors in high-poverty schools
Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students
The Benwood plan: A lesson in comprehensive teacher reform
Back to basics: Improving college readiness of community college students
State indicators of science and mathematics education: 2007
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
Descriptive summary of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: Three years later
The building blocks of success: Higher-level math for all students
Test drive: Six states pilot better ways to measure and compare community college performance
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
Do community colleges provide a viable pathway to a Baccalaureate degree?
Diverse issues in higher education
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholarships
Law, Education, Social Services Scholarships
Science and mathematics education indicators
Promoting student success in community colleges by increasing student support services
Moving success from the shadows: Data systems that link education and workforce outcomes
The effects of public support on college attainment
Promoting a comprehensive approach to educational opportunity: A pilot inventory of education-related federal programs for children and youth
Expanding access and opportunity: The Washington State Achievers Program
Complete College America
College readiness for all: The challenge for urban high schools
Career and college planning needs of ninth graders: As reported by ninth graders
First-generation students: Undergraduates whose parents never enrolled in college
Characteristics of effective urban college preparation programs
Special report on the transfer admission process: National Association for College Admission Counseling
Graduation championship series: If a school's graduation rates mattered on the gridiron, college football's national rankings would look quite different
Comprehensive school reform: Meta-analytic evidence of black-white achievement gap narrowing
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
On the cusp in California: How PreK-3rd strategies could improve education in the Golden State
Accountability for equitable outcomes in higher education
Working too hard to make the grade: How fewer work hours and more financial aid can help California community college students succeed
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Low-performing schools
Using data to increase student success: A focus on diagnosis: Principles and practices of student success
Expanded time, enriching experiences: Expanded learning time schools and community organization partnerships
Pew Hispanic Center Country of Origin Profiles
Children of Immigrants Data Tool
Lumina Foundation Lessons: When networks build a platform, students step up
High school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 2007
College Board Advocacy and Policy Center
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
Keeping the promise of change in California's lowest performing schools
College for all?
America after 3pm: Special report on summer: Missed opportunities, unmet demand
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
Funding career pathways and career pathway bridges: A federal policy toolkit for states
Rebalancing the mission: The community college completion challenge
College and university commitments to student access and success: An overview of institutional postsecondary opportunity programs
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
Using state data to promote continuous improvement of workforce programs: Guidance for states preparing applications to the U.S. DOL workforce data quality initiative
Children of immigrants economic well-being
The social life of college information: Relationships and experiences as tools for enhancing college decision making
Breaking barriers: Plotting the path to academic success for school-age african-american males
2010 census of male-focused programs: A snapshot of programs and organzations supporting American males
The degree qualifications profile
Just how similar? Community colleges and the for-profit sector
HBCU distance learning 2010
The college completion agenda: 2010 progress report
Recruiting and retaining older African American and Hispanic boys in after-school programs: What we know and what we still need to learn
Lumina Foundation focus: The productivity push: System wide reform allows Arizona to serve more students
How America pays for college 2010: A national study by Sallie Mae and Gallup
Distinct subgroups of former foster youth during young adulthood: Implications for policy and practice
Helping former foster youth graduate from college: Campus support programs in California and Washington state
ACT college readiness case study: "You can go to college": Foster High School
Yes we can: The Schott 50-state report on public education and black males
Back on track to college: A Texas school district leverages state policy to put dropouts back on the path to success
Young Hispanic children: Boosting opportunities for learning
Taking the next step: The promise of intermediate measures for meeting postsecondary completion goals
Time to act: Closing the racial achievement gap
Tuition discounting: Institutional aid patterns at public and private colleges and universities, 2000-01 to 2008-09
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
Higher education web portals: Serving state and student transfer needs
Academic competitiveness and national SMART grant programs: First-year lessons learned
Services to students with disabilities: A study of workload and costs
Community college students: Goals, academic preparation, and outcomes
Web tables - student financing of undergraduate education: 2007-08
The impact of Pell grants on academic outcomes for low-income California community college students
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
Advising adult learners: The adult learning focused institution
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1998-99
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1999-2000
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
Adult learning in focus: National and state-by-state data
Adult learning in focus: Individual state profiles and downloadable data
Higher education: Tuition continues to rise, but patterns vary by institution type, enrollment, and educational expenditures
Reaching higher with accountability (working paper)
Windows on achievement and inequality
Latino students and disproportionality in special education
Recent participation in formal learning among working-age adults with different levels of education
The last have become the first: Rural and small town America lead the way on desegregation
Center for Native Education: Frequently asked questions and fact sheet
Community college fast facts
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
The future of public education in New Orleans
Quality counts 2008: Indiana report
Projections of education statistics to 2016
Programme for international assessment (PISA): 2006 Results
Workers need training, not tough talk
2007 Status report on the Pell Grant program
Enhancing student services at Owens Community College: Early results from the Opening Doors demonstration in Ohio
Advanced placement report to the nation: 2007
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
The path to prosperity: A policy of investment
The learning season: The untapped power of summer to advance student achievement
A supporting role: How accreditors can help promote the success of community college students
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. high schools
Statement of principals: Twenty-first century skills and the reauthorization of NCLB/ESEA
Closing the racial achievement gap: The role of reforming instructional practices
Building bridges to college and careers: Contextualized basic skills programs at community colleges
States that raise their high school graduation rates could generate millions more in higher wages
Learning to enhance campus climate and diversity
Achievement gaps and correlates of early mathematics achievement: Evidence from the ECLS K-first grade sample
Profile of undergraduates in U.S. postsecondary education institutions: 2003-04, With a special analysis of community college students
A whole 'nother world: Students navigating community college
Degree completions in areas of national need: 1996-97 to 2001-02
Transitioning adults to college: Adult basic education program models
Supporting adult English language learners' transitions to postsecondary education
The path through graduate school: A longitudinal examination 10 years after bachelor’s degree
The "engaged university" in a disengaged society: Realistic goal or bad joke
Average ACT® score for the high school class of 2006 is the highest since 1991
Event Dropout Rates for Public School Students in grades 9-12: 2002-3 and 2003-4
Derechos Humanos: Los Derechos Humanos y Derechos Laborales de los Inmigrantes Latinos en los Estados Unidos (The human rights and labor rights of the Latin immigrants in the United States)
The benefits of racial/ethnic student groups: A psychologist explains
Savvy assessment and evaluation skills
Leading by example
Access to college: The role of tuition, financial aid, scholastic preparation and college supply in public college enrollments
Accelerated learning for all
Building a strong community college system for the state of Indiana: A best practices study
Texas public universities' data and performance report: Part A
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Colorado state report
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Washington state report
Washington Data and Reports
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Hacia Adelante - Pathways to College - A Guide for Latino Families
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - English
YMCA
The professional mentor program plus: An academic success and retention tool for adult learners
Enlace: Engaging Latino communities for education
Educational Attainment in the United States 2006
State of college opportunity in Ohio 2005
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Understanding recent changes in child poverty
Preliminary report on No Child Left Behind in Indiana country
Closing educational achievement gaps for Latino/a students in Utah
Who graduates in the South: Minority students lag behind, effects of segregation persist
Ensuring academic success for English learners
The postsecondary educational experiences of high school career and technical education concentrators: Selected results from the NELS: 88/2000 Postsecondary education transcript study
Jonathan Kozol interview transcript: Source material for "Segregation and its Calamitous Effects, America's "Apartheid" Schools"
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
Paving the way to postsecondary education: K-12 intervention programs for underrepresented youth
The changing landscape of American public education: New students, new schools
Discarding the deficit model
Saving futures, saving dollars: The impact of education on crime reduction and earnings
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Act on fact: Using data to improve student success
Forgotten students: American Indian high school students' narratives on college going
American Indian student achievement in Montana public schools: Features of the achievement gap and policy prescriptions
New Technology High School postsecondary student success study
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
National Urban League Scholarships
Catching the Dream
Sallie Mae: First in my family scholarship
Stats Indiana
Indiana educational attainment of the population 25 years and over: 1940 to 2000
OECD Programme for international student assessment
Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
Diversity, school, family, and community connections
CSO College Center: A student gateway to college access, opportunity, and success
Stepping stones to a degree: The impact of enrollment pathways and milestones on older community college student outcomes
Challenges in improving Latino college enrollment: Opportunities for systemic change: Viewpoints from California
Higher education's contribution to the knowledge economy
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Our impoverished view of education reform
Participation in adult education and lifelong learning: 2000-01
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Increasing success for underserved students: Redesigning introductory courses
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Cashing in on the GI bill
Why segregation matters: Poverty and educational inequality
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing: How perceptions of costs and benefits affect access to education
Mississippi's mandate: How investment in education pays off in Mississippi
SMASH Academy
Puente Project
Building a career pathways system: Promising practices in community college-centered workforce development
College success programs
High school academic preparation and postsecondary progress
Who should we help? The negative social consequences of merit aid scholarships
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education
What’s wrong with the guys
Latino youth and the pathway to college
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
Closing the gap: High achievement for students of color
The school to college transition: Challenges and prospects
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Rising to the challenge: Are high school graduates prepared for college and work
Latino achievement in America
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
Annotated bibliography of minority achievement
Reflecting on reconnecting males to higher education
Education pays 2004: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Is more better? The impact of postsecondary education on the social and economic well-being of American society
School relationships foster success for African American students
Cornerstones of completion: State policy support for accelerated, structured pathways to college credentials and transfer
Aligning competencies to rigorous standards for off-track youth: A case study of Boston Day and Evening Academy
High standards help struggling students: New evidence
Highlights from TIMSS 2011: Mathematics and science achievement of U.S. fourth and eighth-grade students in an international context
Business resources for a college- and career-ready America
Trends in student aid 2012
Survey of income and program participation data on educational attainment
Action plan for improving measures of postsecondary student success
Boosting postsecondary education performance
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
Moving on up: How tuition tax breaks increasingly favor the upper middle-class
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act: Toward a modern adult education system and a more educated workforce
Leaders & laggards: A state-by-state report card on public postsecondary education
Aid and innovation: How federal financial aid policy impacts student success and how states can respond
Digest of Education Statistics 2011
Weighing the evidence: A conversation with community college presidents on using research to support student success outcomes
Close, but no degree: Removing barriers to degree-completion and economic advancement in New Jersey
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Cracking the credit hour
America's children in brief: Key national indicators of well-being, 2012
No end in sight? The long term youth jobs gap and what it means for America
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
An examination of the information technology job market
Economic Diversity Among Selective Colleges: Measuring the Enrollment Impact of "No-loan" Programs
Adult college completion toolkit
Lifting Latinos up by their 'rootstraps': Moving beyond trauma through a healing-informed framework for Latino boys and men
How four-year colleges and universities organize themselves to promote student persistence: The emerging national picture
Optimism, college major, and post-secondary dropout
Developmental Education Initiative (DEI) self-assessment tool
Six year attainment, persistence, transfer, retention, and withdrawal rates of students who began postsecondary education in 2003-04
Ten facts about the recovery
Conditional cash transfers and college persistence: Evidence from a randomized need-based grant program
Not just kid stuff anymore: The economic imperative for more adults to complete college
Achievement gaps: How Hispanic and white students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading perform on the national assessment of educational progress
Profile of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students, by control and level of institution
State of metropolitan America: The new metro minority map: Regional shifts, in Hispanics, Asians, and Blacks from Census 2010
Federal policy guidance issued on the rights of undocumented school children
The distribution of grants and scholarships by race
Farther, faster: Six promising programs show how career pathway bridges help basic skills students earn credentials that matter
Hispanic college enrollment spikes, narrowing gaps with other groups
Racial gaps in early childhood: Socio-emotional health, development, and educational outcomes among African-American males
Wealth gaps rise to record highs between whites, blacks, and hispanics
From information to action: Revamping higher education accountability systems
Promoting educational opportunity: The Pell Grant program at community colleges
A guide for Hispanic parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
Building integrated pathways to sustainable careers: An introduction to the Accelerated Opportunity Initiative
Service members in school: Military veterans' experiences using the post-9/11 GI Bill and pursuing postsecondary education
Keeping students enrolled: How community colleges are boosting financial resources for their students
Projections of education statistics to 2019
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
Beyond basic skills: State strategies to connect low-skilled students to an employer-valued postsecondary education
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study
Early college graduates: Adapting, thriving, and leading in college
Degrees for what jobs? Raising expectations for colleges and universities in a global economy
Stuck schools revisited: Beneath the averages
Giving credit where credit is due: Creating a competency-based qualifications framework for postsecondary education and training
Institutional variation in credential completion: Evidence from Washington State Community and Technical colleges
The condition of education 2011
Priced out: How the wrong financial-aid policies hurt low-income students
Striving for student success: A model of shared accountability
Postsecondary education student outcomes vary at for-profit, non-profit, and public schools
STEM: State reports and state level analysis
Assimilation tomorrow: How America's immigrants will integrate by 2030
Higher education findings from a nationwide bipartisan survey of 872 respondents age 18-34
Middle-class societies invest more in public education: A stronger middle class is associated with higher levels of spending on education
Women Employed
Single mothers and college success: Charting paths out of poverty
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
Time is the enemy: The surprising truth about why today's college students aren't graduating... And what needs to change
A better measure of skills gaps: Utilizing ACT skill profile and assessment data for strategic skill research
Trends in college pricing 2011
Sealing the gaps: Supporting low-income, first-generation students at four-year institutions in Texas post-transfer
Snapshot report: Mobility
National postsecondary enrollment trends: Before, during, and after the great recession
The impacts of state performance funding systems on higher education institutions: Research literature review and policy implications
A matter of degrees: Promising practices for community college student success
Do race/ethnicity-based student achievement gaps grow over time?
Overcoming obstacles to college attendance and degree completion: Toward a pro-college savings agenda
Transfer & mobility: A national view of pre-degree student movement in postsecondary institutions
Does federal student aid raise tuition? New evidence on for-profit colleges
The role of Pell Grants in access, persistence and completion
Maximizing the College Choice Process to Increase Fit & Match for Underserved Students
Assets & opportunity scorecard
Western Policy Exchanges
The American freshman: National norms fall 2011
Degreeless in debt: What happens to borrowers who drop out
Chartering equity: Using charter school legislation and policy to advance equal educational opportunity
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth: A skilled, prepared workforce
Rethinking higher education business models: Steps toward a disruptive innovation approach to understanding and improving higher education outcomes
Raising job quality and skills for American workers: Creating more effective education and workforce development systems in the states
Why policymakers should care about children's savings
Snapshot report: Concurrent enrollment
America's youth: Transitions to adulthood
The role of minority-serving institutions in national college completion goals
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
Hidalgo early college district toolkit
Trends in high school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 1972-2009
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
The truth behind higher education disclosure laws
Smart money: Informing higher education philanthropy
Strategies for success in career development: The career coach curriculum guide
Getting it right: Crafting federal accountability for higher student performance and a stronger America
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
Can applying to more colleges increase enrollment rates?
Pathway to recovery: Implementing a back on track through college model
Young adult outcomes of youth exiting dependent or delinquent care in Los Angeles county
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
The middle class is key to a better-educated nation: A stronger middle class is associated with better educational outcomes
NSSE Annual results 2011: Fostering student engagement campuswide
Growth in the residential segregation of families by income, 1970-2009
Leveraging data for college completion
New measures, new perspectives: Graduates time-and-credits-to degree in SREB states
Good policy, good practice II: Improving outcomes and productivity in higher education: A guide for policymakers
High school dual enrollment programs: Are we fast-tracking students too fast?
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of credential completers
Is college worth it? College presidents, public assess value, quality and mission of higher education
Trends in college pricing 2010
Greening community colleges: An environmental path to improving educational outcomes
Improving community college success
Unlocking potential: Results of a national survey of postsecondary education in state prisons
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
K-12 education reform: Implications and opportunities for public colleges and universities
The transition to adulthood: How states can support older youth in foster care
Aligning education and workforce goals to foster economic development
A grounded theory of adult student persistence
Performance incentives to improve community college completion: Learning from Washington State's Student Achievement Initiative (a state policy brief)
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 3: Student achievement at 8th grade
Buying college: What consumers need to know
Trends in student financing of undergraduate education: Selected years, 1995-96 to 2007-08
Changing the odds for students: Spotlight on Kingsborough College
An analysis of inquiry, nonstart and drop reasons in nontraditional university student populations
A guide for African-American parents: How to help your child prepare for college and career
National Governor's Association: Complete to Compete Resources
Complete to Compete: Higher education data dashboards (state reports)
Higher education reform: Next-generation models to increase success and control costs
Integrating suburban schools: How to benefit from growing diversity and avoid segregation
Affordability and transfer: Critical to increasing Baccalaureate degree completion
Future skill shortages in the U.S. economy?
Online and hybrid course enrollment and performance in Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
Turning points: A case study of family literacy-Community college partnerships
En camino (on our way): Educational toolkit for families
"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
Adding it all up in 2012: Are college net price calculators easy to find, use and compare?
Lost without a map: A survey about students' experiences navigating the financial aid process
Trends in college pricing 2012
Transfer: An indispensable part of the community college mission
Enrollment in postsecondary institutions, fall 2011; financial statistics, fiscal year 2011; and graduation rates, selected cohorts, 2003-2008 : First look (preliminary data)
Using No Child Left Behind waivers to improve english language learner education
Education at a glance 2012: OECD indicators
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
Debt, jobs, diversity and who gets in: A survey of admissions directors
Diverse charter schools: Can racial and socioeconomic integration promote better outcomes for students?
For profit higher education: The failure to safeguard the federal investment and ensure student success
Factbook Bulletin: Minority enrollment gains show region's progress toward college completion goals
5 Education factors in focus
How America pays for college 2012
Education, job openings, and unemployment in metropolitan America
Overcoming the poverty challenge to enable college and career readiness for all: The crucial role of student supports
What Works Clearinghouse review of the report "The effects of student coaching in college: An evaluation of a randomized experiment in student mentoring"
Using assessment results: Promising practices of institutions that do it well
Making loans work: How community colleges support responsible borrowing
Keeping the promise of opportunity: Redesigning financial aid to support post-secondary completion among low-income young adults
Increasing college and career readiness through dual enrollment: Research, policies, and effective practices
The nation's report card: Science 2011
Using state policies to ensure effective assessment and placement in postsecondary education
Graduate enrollment in science and engineering grew substantially in the past decade but slowed in 2010
Repository of resources for undocumented students
The condition of education 2012 (Website)
What is "career ready"?
Not the ceiling, but the floor: Innovative Harlem early childhood education effort complicated by varying government regulations
Dual enrollment: Reviewing programs to promote college completion
Young, underemployed, and optimistic: Coming of age, slowly, in a tough economy
Washington state student achivement initiative: Achievement points analysis for academic years 2007-2011
Taking action for America: A CEO plan for jobs and economic growth
A strong start: Positioning young black boys for educational success: A statistical profile
2011 Survey of differential tuition at public higher education institutions
The cruel divide: How California's education finance system shortchanges its poorest school districts
The arts and achievement in at-risk youth: Findings from four longitudinal studies
Undergraduate teaching faculty: The 2010-11 HERI faculty survey
STEM in postsecondary education: Entrance, attrition, and coursetaking among 2003-2004 beginning postsecondary students
The student debt crisis
Autonomy and innovation: Systemic change in a decentralized state
Higher education, merit-based scholarships and post-baccalaureate migration
Forging new pathways: The impact of the breaking through initiative in michigan
An overview of classes taken and credits earned by beginning postsecondary students
Can scholarships alone help students succeed? Lessons from two New York City community colleges
Increasing return on investment from federal student aid
Investing in America's future: Why student aid pays off for society and individuals
Descriptive summary of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students: Six years later
From risk to opportunity: Fulfilling the educational needs of Hispanic Americans in the twenty-first century
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
Trends in educational equity of girls and women: 2004
The educational pipeline: Big investment, big returns
The economic benefits of the Dream Act and the Student Adjustment Act
Rural education at a glance
A summary of career beginnings impact evaluation: Findings from a program for disadvantaged high school students
Mentoring high-school Latino students: Realism versus false hope
Migrant students attending college: Facilitating their success
How Latino students pay for college: Patterns of financial aid in 2003-04
First generation students in postsecondary education: A look at their college transcripts
Education dedicated to black males still relevant
Socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and selective college admissions
Student success: Understanding graduation and persistence rates
Indiana baccalaureate graduation data
Getting ready to pay for college: What students and their parents know about the cost of college tuition and what they are doing to find out
Access for all? Debating in-state tuition for undocumented alien students
2003 status report on the Pell grant program
The educational, social, and economic benefits of making informed and considered career decisions
High school reform and work: Facing labor market realities
National Urban League: Campaign for African American Achievement
Alpha Phi Alpha: Go to high school, go to college initiative
Minority student achievement network
Diversity and persistence in Indiana higher education: The impact of preparation, major choices, and financial aid
Cultural issues related to high school reform: Deciphering the case of black males
Whatever it takes: How twelve communities are reconnecting out-of-school youth
Characteristics of undergraduate borrowers: 1999-2000
What effect does a career intervention have on at-risk middle school students' career maturity levels, self-esteem, and academic achievement
Perceptions of college financial aid among California Latino youth
Connecting the dots: Multifaceted analyses of the relationships between student engagement results from the NSSE, and the institutional practices and conditions that foster student success
Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2004; Graduation Rates; 1998 and 2001 Cohorts; and Financial Statistics; Fiscal Year 2004
Teachers and the gender gaps in student achievement
Projections of education statistics to 2015
Measuring up 2006
Low educational attainments continue to penalise people in many OECD countries
Addressing the needs of under-prepared students in higher education: Does college remediation work
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
Investing wisely in adult learning is key to state prosperity
Help wanted: Advanced education and the changing workforce
The looming workforce crisis: Preparing American workers for 21st century competition
State higher education finance: FY 2004
Postsecondary institutions in the United States: Fall 2004 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2003-04
The challenges of financial aid awareness and college access
A new look at the institutional component of higher education finance: A guide for evaluating performance relative to financial resources
Beyond the tunnel problem: Addressing cross-cutting issues that impact vulnerable youth
Fragile futures: Risk and vulnerability among Latino high achievers
The broader societal benefits of higher education
1992-93 Bachelor's degree recipients and their opinions about education in 2003
A step toward college success: Assessing attainment among Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars
NCHEMS information center
Swimming against the tide: The poor in American higher education
Access to the most selective private colleges by high-ability, low-income students: Are they out there?
They can't go home again: Undocumented aliens and access to U.S. higher education
An exploration of what we know about the formation and impact of perceptions of college prices, student aid, and the affordability of college-going and a prospectus for future research
The college ladder: Linking secondary and postsecondary education for success for all students
2003-04 National postsecondary student aid study: Undergraduate financial aid estimates for twelve states
Getting ready for college: What student engagement data can tell us
Education watch online
Enhancing high school reform: Lessons from site visits to four cities
Measuring what matters: Creating a longitudinal data system using data to improve student achievement
Parent power and urban school reform: The story of Mothers on the Move
Paying for persistence: Early results of a Louisiana scholarship program for low-income parents attending community college
Capturing the college potential of students from under-served populations: An analysis of efforts to overcome social and financial barriers to college, executive summary
Who goes to preschool and why does it matter?
American FactFinder
Forum guide to education indicators
Lifelong learning accounts: Creating a partnership in lifelong learning
The effects of merit-based financial aid on course enrollment, withdrawal, and completion in college
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (Spanish Version)
Kids Count state-level data online
Opening doors: Promoting student success in community college and beyond
Public education and Black male students: The 2006 state report card
The toolbox revisited: Paths to degree completion from high school through college
Creating role models for change: A survey of tribal college graduates
An investigation of factors influencing classroom motivation for postsecondary American Indian/Alaska native students
Resistance theory and the transculturation hypothesis as explanations of college attrition and persistence among culturally traditional American Indian students
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
Dropout rates in the United States: 2004
The role of the guidance profession in a shifting education system
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
College learning for the new global century
Working together: Aligning state systems and policies for individual and regional prosperity
Inventing Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs): The basics
A new way on school integration
Promoting school readiness through universal preschool
Can separate be equal? The overlooked flaw at the center of No Child Left Behind
Black male students at public flagship universities in the U.S.: Status, trends, and implications for policy and practice
Income and financial aid effects on persistence and degree attainment in public colleges
Excelencia in education
After Michigan, what? Next steps for affirmative action
Career and technical education's role in American competitiveness
School-to-career and post-secondary education: Evidence from the Philadelphia educational longitudinal study
Helping students make good decisions and act on them: The real meaning of guidance and advisement
American Indian and Alaska Native children: Findings from the base year of the early childhood longitudinal study, birth cohort
Is college right for your child?: How to weigh the pros and cons
Persistence and attainment of 2003-04 beginning postsecondary students: After three years
Developing your vision while attending college
Education a Tu Alcance (Spanish Version)
Graduate migration from Indiana's postsecondary institutions
Indiana's occupational employment outlook to 2012
Alliances for graduate education and the professoriate (AGEP)
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Washington: Key education facts and figures 2006
Post-secondary education options for low-income students
Asking the right questions: A judicial checklist to ensure that the educational needs of children and youth in foster care are being addressed
The College and Financial Aid Guide for Undocumented AB540 Immigrant Students
Is student success labeled institutional failure? Student goals and graduation rates in the accountability debate at community colleges
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation graduate scholarship program
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; California state report
2003 Graduation rates for 4-year and 2-year Title IV degree granting institutions by sector, race, and gender
Update: State policies regarding in-state tuition for undocumented students
Teaching and learning across the class divide
Diversity at the crossroads: Mapping our work in the years ahead
Hispanic students’ ACT scores hold steady as number of those testing increases at record pace
The High Schools Hispanics Attend: Size and Other Key Characteristics
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
Using PLAN to identify student readiness for advanced courses in high school
Diversity workshops: Gender equity--a closer look
The nation's report card: Civics 2006
MALDEF Federal education rights pamphlet (spanish version)
Black, White and Brown: Latino school desegragation efforts in the pre- and post- Brown vs. the Board of Education era
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
Participation trends and patterns in adult education: 1991 to 1999
Measuring up internationally: Developing skills and knowledge for the global economy
The context of "choice" in college pathways
Names, expectations and the Black-White test score gap
Institutional practices and student persistence: Extending the empirical record
A synthesis of recommendations for improving U.S. science and mathematics education
Addressing America's dropout challenge: State efforts to boost graduation rates require federal support
Tapping America's potential: The education for innovation initiative
Latinos in secondary education
The Breakthrough High School project
A call to action: Why America must innovate
Innovation America: A compact for postsecondary education
Retooling career and technical education
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants: States' rights and educational opportunity
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2006
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
Community college student success: What institutional characteristics make a difference
How far behind in math and reading are English Language Learners?
A plan to improve the quality of teaching in American schools
A framework and recommendations for federal action on secondary school reform
The challenges of change: Learning from the child care and early education experiences of immigrant families
Education and economic competitiveness
Starfish Initiative: Mentoring application
Black college dollars: 2007-2008 Directory of scholarships for African-American students
Adding it up: State challenges for increasing college access and success
Committing to student engagement: Reflections on CCSSE's first five years: 2007 findings
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
Head Start participants, programs, families, and staff in 2005
Enhancing student services at Lorain County Community College: Early results from the Opening the Doors demonstration in Ohio
School strategies and the "college linking" process: Reconsidering the effects of high schools on college enrollment
Breaking through: Factsheet
A Better Chance.org
Middle-class schools for all
A good start: Two-year effects of a freshman learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
Annotated bibliography: Adult learning in focus: National and state data report
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
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
Grants for Individuals: Minorities
Turning around chronically low-performing schools
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state and race/ethnicity 1992-2022
Lumina Foundation for Education: Accomplishments and challenges
On track to complete? A taxonomy of beginning community college students and their outcomes 3 years after enrolling: 2003-04 through 2006
Seeking assistance: Who gets financial aid at California community colleges?
Is school funding fair? A national report card
Unexpected pathways: Transfer patterns of California community college students
A policymaker's guide to early college designs: Expanding a strategy for achieving college readiness for all
Hours of opportunity: Lessons from five cities on building systems to improve after-school, summer school, and other out-of-school time programs
One-shot deal? Students' perceptions of assessment and course placement in California's community colleges
Web tables - profiles of students in graduate and first-professional education: 2007-08
Strong foundations: The state of postsecondary data systems
Achieving the possible: What Americans think about the college- and career-ready agenda
The 'bottom' seventy percent: What America's elite institutions of higher learning owe to everyone else
Community colleges and higher education: How do state transfer and articulation policies impact student pathways?
Can transfer and articulation policies propel communtiy college students to a bachelor's degree-and is that the only goal?
How military veterans are using the post-9/11 GI Bill and adapting to life in college
Getting what we pay for: State community college funding strategies that benefit low-income, lower-skilled students
Time to completion: States and systems must tackle the time dilemma
Major differences: Explaining student engagement by field of study: Annual results 2010
Class differences: Online education in the United States, 2010
Illinois adult education bridge evaluation: Technical report
Reauthorizing ESEA: Considerations for dropout prevention and recovery
Introduction to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) assessment of evidence series
Redesigning community colleges for completion: Lessons from research on high performance organizations
Community college student survey
A detection model of college withdrawal
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Experiencing integration in Louisville: How parents and students see the gains and challenges
Tracking students to 200 percent of normal time: Effect on institutional graduation rates
Closing the gap between high school and college
When opportunity knocks, who answers? New evidence on college achievement awards
Untapped potential: Fulfilling the promise of Big Brother Big Sisters and the bigs and littles they represent
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
ETS Policy Notes: Advancing learning for our diverse adult population
The economic benefits of reducing the dropout rate in the nations largest metropolitan areas
Understanding the K-12 common core state standards in mathematics
Investing in change: How much do Achieving the Dream colleges spend - and from what resources - to become data-driven institutions
Trends in eLearning: Tracking the impact of eLearning at community colleges
Achieving success: The state policy newsletter of Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count: Spring issue
The Condition of Education 2010
The workplace realities
The course of innovation: Using technology to transform higher education
Restructuring 'restructuring': Improving interventions for low-performing schools and districts
Altered state: How the Virginia community college system has used Achieving the Dream to improve student success
Recommendations for incorporating postsecondary and workforce data into statewide longitudinal data systems
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Attendance and completion patterns
The breaking through practice guide
Engaging older youth: Program and city-level strategies to support sustained participation in out-of-school time
High school mentors in brief: Findings from the Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring impact study
A national study of institutional policies for the evaluation of transfer applicants
YourWordsToday.org
Good data. Better policy. Stronger commitment. Improved outcomes.
Minority student success: The role of teachers in Advanced Placement Program (AP) courses
High school career academies: A 40-year proven model for improving college and career readiness
Using the right data to determine if high school interventions are working to prepare students for college and careers
Achieving the Dream: Evidence of change
La Plaza's scholarship and financial aid guide for Latino's in Indiana - Fall 2009
The past, present, and future of comprehensive school reform
Reaching higher: Strategic initiatives for higher education in Indiana (Updated 2010 Version)
Toward reduced poverty across generations: Early findings from New York City's conditional cash transfer program
Higher education budgets and the global recession
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
Beating the odds: Analysis of student performance on state assessments and NAEP: Results from the 2008-09 school year
Open-access colleges responsible for greatest gains in graduation rates
Strengthening state policies to increase the education and skills of low-wage workers
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Implications of educational inequality for the future workforce
The ESL logjam: Waiting times for adult ESL classes and the impact on English language learners
Language rights: An integration agenda for immigrant communities
Toward a national workforce education and training policy
United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Scholarships
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants
Leveraging postsecondary partners to build a college-going culture: Tools for high school-postsecondary partnerships
Survey finds that Hoosier students are setting their sights on higher education
Skills2Compete
Institute for a Competitive Workforce
Center for Law and Social Policy
What happens to high school dropouts who reenroll?
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
The role of schools in the English language learner achievement gap
Pushing the envelope: State policy innovations in financing postsecondary education for workers who study
Characteristics and destinations of students who transfer: Second report
The learning communities demonstration: Rationale, sites, and research design
Education and training for TANF recipients: Opportunities and challenges under the final rule
Schools, skills, and synapses
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
Apply to succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
Making the dream a reality: Action steps for states to prepare all students for college and career
EPAS® state of the nation report 2007: Mathematics
Federal access policies and higher education for working adults
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
The community college transfer calculator: Identifying the course-taking patterns that predict transfer to a four-year institution
Fulfilling the commitment: Recommendations for reforming federal student aid
Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI)
State policies on student transitions: Results of a 50-state inventory
Ready to succeed: Changing systems to give California's foster children the opportunities they deserve to be ready for and succeed in school
Education pays (graph): 2008 Unemployment and median weekly earnings by level of education
US Census Bureau: Educational attainment data
College outcomes comparisons by AP and non-AP high school experiences
Rising tuition and enrollment in public higher education
The nation's report card: 2007 At a glance
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
A plan for success: Communities of color define policy priorities for high school reform
Realizing the promise: How state policy can support alternative certification programs
Finishing high school: Alternative pathways and dropout recovery
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success
The state of learning disabilities 2009
Getting back on track: Effects of a community college program for probationary students
How schools can shape peer relations to promote achievement among Mexican-origin youth
Toward informative assessment and a culture of evidence: Results from strengthening pre-collegiate education in community colleges
Economic and noneconomic outcomes for GED credential recipients
Moving English language learners to college- and career-readiness
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
The misplaced math student: Lost in eighth-grade Algebra
Innovations in college readiness: How early college schools are preparing students underrepresented in higher education for college success
No time to lose: Why America needs an education amendment to the US Constitution to improve public education
Research on retention and attrition
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
Measuring the Effectiveness of Student Assistance (MESA) -- Annual Report 2007
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
What we must to do to create a system that prepares students for college success
The work-based learning self assessment tool
Promoting partnerships for student success: Lessons from the SSPIRE Initiative
Achieving the Dream Equity Resource Center
ACE Online Information Center
Community college student outcomes: Limitations of the Intergrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and recommendations for improvement
With their whole lives ahead of them: Myths and realities about why so many students fail to finish college
Strong students, strong workers: Models for student success through workforce development and community college partnerships
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Executive summary
Baccalaureate success of transfers and rising four-year college juniors