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Author(s):Pryor, J., DeAngelo, L., Blake, L., Hurtado, S., and Tran, S.
Title:The American freshman: National norms fall 2011
Organization:Higher Education Research Institute (HERI)
Short Description:First-year college students' political and social views shifted in a more liberal direction, according to the 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey, which is based on the responses of more than 200,000 first-time full-time students entering four-year colleges across the country. On the academic front, students showed more positive behaviors consistent with academic success than they had in the past. The report also examines the impact of the economic downturn on students and shows that students continue to face roadblocks in regard to paying for college.
Annotation:First-year college students' political and social views shifted in a more liberal direction, according to the 2011 CIRP Freshman Survey, which is based on the responses of more than 200,000 first-time full-time students entering four-year colleges across the country. Notable changes were seen in student views on same-sex marriage, affirmative action and access to higher education for undocumented students. On the academic front, students showed more positive behaviors consistent with academic success than they had in the past. Additionally, more students indicated that as college students, they expected to discuss course content with their peers outside of class. With this upswing in academic orientation, the report finds a decrease in some behaviors than can hinder academic performance, such as fewer students who drank alcohol in high-school, which has dropped to an all-time low. The report also examines the impact of the economic downturn on students and shows that students continue to face roadblocks in regard to paying for college, with fewer funds available to them through grants and scholarships and increase usage of loans.
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First Year of College
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The college completion agenda may sacrifice college access for low-income, minority and other at-risk students
The SAT report on college & career readiness: 2012
Completing college: A national view of student attainment rates
Can scholarships alone help students succeed? Lessons from two New York City community colleges
Graduating to a pay gap: The earnings of women and men one year after college graduation
STEM in postsecondary education: Entrance, attrition, and coursetaking among 2003-2004 beginning postsecondary students
Preventing abuse in federal student aid: Community college practices
The American freshman: National norms for fall 2005
Manchester College: Fast forward program
State merit aid programs: Responses by Florida community colleges
The global state of higher education and the rise of private finance
Fifty states of achieving the dream: State policies to enhance access to community colleges across the United States
Helping families finance college: Improved student loan disclosures and counseling
Trends in student aid 2007
Unmasking the effects of student engagement on college grades and persistence
Financing graduate education: A guide for prospective students
Federal Student Aid (FSA)
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures 2006
AB 540 is a change in the law: Higher education is now more affordable for California's immigrant students
Fact book bulletin: Latest data confirms a college affordability gap for students from middle- and lower-income families
How much debt is too much? Definting benchmarks for manageable student debt
Update: State policies regarding in-state tuition for undocumented students
Campus-based student financial aid programs under the higher education act
Student loan forgiveness programs
The campus-based financial aid programs: A review and analysis of the allocation of funds to institutions and the distribution of aid to students
Generation broke: The growth of debt among young Americans
Higher education, higher cost and higher debt: Paying for college in the future
Money on the table: State initiatives to improve financial aid participation
Federal Pell Grant program of the Higher Education Act: Background and reauthorization
National freshman attitudes report
American Indian higher education consortium
Early commitment financial aid programs - Do they increase college access?
Dropout rates in the United States: 2004
State of decline? Gaps in college access and achievement call for renewed commitment to educating Californians
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The money manual: A personal finance guide from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Alliance Bernstein College Savings Crunch
Making opportunity affordable: Reinvesting in college access and success
Education as crime prevention: Reinstating Pell Grant eligibility for the incarcerated
Paying for college: Changes between 1990 and 2000 for full-time dependent undergraduates
The affordability of university education: A perspective from both sides of the 49th parallel
35th Annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2003-04 Academic year
Waiting to attend college: Students who delay postsecondary enrollment
NCHEMS information center
The impact of demographic changes on higher education
How Latino students pay for college: Patterns of financial aid in 2003-04
Bridging the widest gap: Raising the achievement of Black boys
2006-2007 NASFAA financial aid night and counselor's materials
A step toward college success: Assessing attainment among Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars
Trends in student aid 2005
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
A summary of career beginnings impact evaluation: Findings from a program for disadvantaged high school students
First generation college students: A literature review
Descriptive summary of 1995-96 beginning postsecondary students: Six years later
At what cost? The price that working students pay for a college education
Collision course: Rising college costs threaten America’s future and require shared solutions
Held back: How student aid programs fail working adults
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
Preserving access with excellence: Financing for rural community colleges
What we know about access and success in postsecondary education: Informing Lumina Foundation's strategic direction
2003 status report on the Pell grant program
Left behind: Unequal opportunity in higher education
State financial aid: Policies to enhance articulation and transfer
When saving means losing: Weighing the benefits of college-savings plans
Access denied: Restoring the nation’s commitment to equal educational opportunity
The role of student loans in college access
Trends in student aid 2003
Do grants matter?
Getting through college: Voices of low-income and minority students in New England
NDSFA: The financial aid partnership
Position paper on the reauthorization of higher education act
Trends in student aid 2006
Indiana project on academic success: Retention Bibliography
College access, financial aid, and college success for undergraduates from foster care
Creating college opportunity for all: Prepared students and affordable colleges
Merit aid and college access
Taxing matters
Impact of student aid program design, operations, and marketing on the formation of family college-going plans and resulting college-going behaviors of potential students
Student financing of undergraduate education 2003-04, with a special analysis of the net price of attendance and federal education tax benefits
Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
NSLDS student access: National sudent loan data system
Measuring up 2006
Documenting the shift to merit
Tuition discounting: Not just a private college practice
Lumina Foundation focus
Postsecondary institutions in the United States: Fall 2004 and degrees and other awards conferred: 2003-04
Federal student loan debt:1993-2004
Child poverty and intergenerational mobility
State Higher Education Finance FY 2009
Student debt 101
College Savings Foundation
Improving access to higher education by promoting saving
A next social contract for the primary years of education
Guiding the way to higher education: Families, counselors, and communities together
The Condition of Education 2010
Lowering student loan default rates: What one consortium of historically black institutions did to succeed
College InSight
Current challenges and opportunities in preparing rural high school students for success in college and careers: What federal policymakers need to know
A new diverse majority: Students of color in the South's public schools
Financial education in TRIO programs
Higher education performance funding 2.0 - Funding degrees (tip sheet)
Access and persistence: Fall 2009
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada
Student Financial Survey: Baseline Results (2001)
Assets and liabilities, educational expectations, and children's college degree attainment
ACE Online Information Center
Does money matter?
Making ends meet: The 2001–2002 student financial survey
Pressure points in student financial assistance: Exploring the “Making Ends Meet” database
The Canadian student financial aid system: The case for modernization
The class of 2003 high school follow-up survey
Future to Discover: Early Implementation Report
A clear and present danger to institutional and student success: A training model for embedding student loan default aversion within strategic enrollment management
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Characteristics of students who stop out
Rethinking the middleman: Federal student loan guarantee agencies
The feasibility of streamlining aid for college through the tax system
Early-college high school: Modest experiment or national movement?
Loan forgiveness and tax deduction benefits for college admission counseling professionals
39th Annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid
Stronger department of education oversight needed to help ensure only eligible students receive federal student aid
An analysis of section 529 college savings and prepaid tuition plans
Inequalities at the outset: Identifying factors that affect parents' perceptions of paying for college
Ten Things you need to know about financial support for post-secondary students in Canada
“Why access matters” revisited: A review of the latest research
The growing imbalance: Recent trends in U.S. postsecondary education finance
Window of opportunity: Targeting federal grant aid to students with the lowest incomes
Education Finance Council (EFC)'s financial literacy homepage
Education Finance Council
Higher education: Tuition continues to rise, but patterns vary by institution type, enrollment, and educational expenditures
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) program: Six states' experiences
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
The 4th annual AP report to the nation
EFC (Expected Family Contribution) Formula Guide, 2010-11
Low-income students and college success: More than money
The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
NASFAA's cash for college
Frequently asked questions regarding public service loan forgiveness
Is college opportunity slipping away? Parents and the public voice concerns about higher education access and affordability
Creating change one step at a time: Efforts to improve college access and success in Indiana
38th Annual survey report on state-sponsored student financial aid: 2006-2007 Academic year
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
Helping community college students cope with financial emergencies: Lessons from the Dreamkeepers and Angel Fund financial aid programs
Black college dollars: 2007-2008 Directory of scholarships for African-American students
Postsecondary education spending priorities for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Barriers to college attainment: Lessons from Chicago
Becoming credit-wise: What students (and you!) should know
The challenge to the states: Preserving college access and affordability in a time of crisis
How undergraduate students use credit cards: Sallie Mae's national study of usage rates and trends 2009
Parent and student guide to federal tax benefits for tuition and fees for tax year 2007
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Program
The poor and the rich: A look at economic stratification and academic performance among undergraduate students in the United States
Financial aid consultants and scholarship search services fact sheet
The American Freshman: National norms for Fall 2007
Student aversion to borrowing: Who borrows and who doesn't
Dedicated funding for higher education: Alternatives for tough economic times
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Referral, enrollment, and completion in developmental education sequences in community colleges
Rewarding persistence: Effects of a performance-based scholarship program for low-income parents
Big questions, practical answers: New strategies for setting and moving a higher education agenda
FinAid: Income-based repayment
On the front lines of schools: Perspectives of teachers and principals on the high school dropout problem
Financing higher education: A myriad of problems, a myriad of solutions
The public realities of private student loans
The nation's report card: NAEP 2008: Trends in academic progress
From assets to school outcomes: How finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions
Rising tuition and enrollment in public higher education
Student Loan Borrower Assistance
Financial aid in theory and practice
When Johnny (or Janelle) comes marching home: National, state, and institutional efforts in support of veterans' education
Cracking the books: Policy measures to contain textbook costs
Connext Postsecondary Assessment System
National Association for College Admission Counseling: Statement of prinicples of good practice
The impact of increases in Pell Grant awards on college-going among lower income youth: Results from a natural experiment
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Campus commons? What faculty, financial officers, and others think about controlling college costs
Cost, commitment, and attainment in higher education: An international comparison
Too small to help: The plight of financially distressed private student loan borrowers
National opportunity to learn campaign: Lost opportunity: A 50 state report on the oppotunity to learn in America
Impact of college rankings on institutional decision making: Four country case studies
The 2008 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning
The misplaced math student: Lost in eighth-grade Algebra
SREB Factbook on higher education
Ready to assemble: A model state higher education accountability system
The iron triangle: College presidents talk about costs, access and quality
A brief history of veterans' education benefits and their value
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
The impact of the mortgage crisis on children
Federal access policies and higher education for working adults
Funding education beyond high school: The guide to federal student aid 2009-10
FinAid: Student loan advisor - Master's students
FinAid: Student loan advisor - Undergraduate students
FinAid: Student loan advisor - Doctoral students
Funding education beyond high school: The guide to federal student aid 2009-10 (Spanish language version)
State higher education finance: Early release FY 2008
Financial Literacy for You (FLY)
Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Award Program
State higher education finance: 2007
When girls don't graduate, we all fail
What are they and how do I use them? Strategies and tools to increase and improve filing of the federal Hope and Lifetime Learning education tax credits by low-income filers
Starting right: A first look at engaging entering students
Beyond access: Explaining socioeconomic differences in college transfer
Early and often: Designing a comprehensive system of financial aid information
Career and technical education in the United States: 1990-2005
Characteristics and destinations of students who transfer: Second report
Given half a chance: The Schott 50 state report on public education and black males
Building a data sharing network of scholarship programs for alumni of foster care
The evaluation of enhanced academic instruction in after-school programs: Findings after the first year of implementation
Loan forgivness for public service employees
Promise lost: College-qualified students who don't enroll in college
Essential elements of engagement: High expectations and high support
Promoting engagement for all students: The imperative to look within
Paving the way: How financial aid awareness affects college access and success
Measuring up 2008
The credit crunch and student loans: Don't react before getting the facts
Minority males: Race/ethnicity, gender, and student outcomes
Who graduates in California?
The last have become the first: Rural and small town America lead the way on desegregation
2006-2007 National directory of scholarships, internships, and fellowships for Latino youth
2007 Survey of parents of college-bound freshman
A good start: Two-year effects of a freshman learning community program at Kingsborough Community College
What every college access practitioner should know: About sources of funding and other support
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
Ed Fund
Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: State policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
How does the United States stack up? International comparisons of academic achievement
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
Colleges and universities expand efforts to improve access and affordability
How the borrowing process works
Easing the middle-class burden: An Examination of the implications of reducing parental contributions to post-secondary study
Do Perceptions Matter Regarding the Costs and Benefits of a Post-Secondary Education?
Access to Medical Education in Canada: Do Differing Tuition Regimes Affect Access and Career Choice?
The critical role of financial aid for first-time/full-time students enrolling at rural-serving community colleges
Loan forgiveness for public service employees
Getting with the program: Community college students need access to federal loans
Trends in student aid 2009
Foundations for success: Short-term impacts report
From soldier to student: Easing the transition of service members on campus
New strategies in delivering education IDAs: Rethinking program design
Future to discover: Early implementation report -- Executive summary
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
Lowering student debt: Explaining the decline in the debt of university students in Manitoba
Showing them the money: The role of institutional financial aid policies and communication strategies in attracting low-income students
Funding university education in Ontario: Ontario University applicant survey report
The Millennium Foundation Bursary in Manitoba: Exploring Its impact
Student aid and university persistence - Does debt matter?
Recognizing excellence? Canada’s merit scholarships
Does money matter? II
Canadians’ attitudes towards financing postsecondary education: Who should pay and how?
Assessing Canada’s student aid need assessment policies
Assessment for improvement: Tracking student engagement over time (NSSE 2009 Annual Report)
Putting money on the table: Information, financial aid, and access to college
The promise of proficiency: How college proficiency information can help high schools drive student success
What matters for staying on-track and graduating in Chicago public schools: A focus on students with disabilities
Why have college completion rates declined? An analysis of changing student preparation and collegiate resources
Benchmarks: WICHE Region 2009
Education reform starts early: Lessons from New Jersey's PreK-3rd reform efforts
Academic Competitiveness Grant and National SMART Grant
Academic Competitiveness Grant and National SMART Grant (Spanish language version)
Opportunity adrift: Our flagship universities are straying from their public mission
Special populations: Tips for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Policies paved the way: Early college innovation in North Carolina
The nation's report card: Reading 2009
FY 2011 budget proposal: Thoughts and recommendations for increasing college access and success
Leadership to enhance college access and success
Can I get a little advice here? How an overstretched high school guidance system is undermining students' college aspirations
Tuition-setting authority and deregulation at state colleges and universities
Minorities and the recession era college enrollment boom
Dual credit in Indiana: Bridging the gap between high school and college
Latino College Dollars: Scholarships for Latino students
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Attendance and completion patterns
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
Employment experience of youths: Results from a longitudinal survey
High school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 2007
Postsecondary education and training as we know it is not enough: Why we need to leaven postsecondary strategy with more attention to employment policy, social policy, and career and technical education in high school
A new national approach to career navigation for working learners
Toward more inclusive college savings plans: Sample state legislation
American community colleges and the academic crisis of basic skills: Adult student success
Graduated success: Sustainable economic opportunity through one- and two-year credentials
Who are America's poor children: The official story
Reaching higher: Strategic initiatives for higher education in Indiana (Updated 2010 Version)
Special report on the transfer admission process: National Association for College Admission Counseling
ACSFA policy brief: The toolbox and student aid policy
The NASFAA journal of student financial aid
The state of college affordability in Indiana
More on affordability: Response to Tom Mortenson
College choice website
Profiles of Indiana and US colleges and universities
Federal financial aid
Twenty-first Century Scholars Program
Cashing in on the GI bill
GI blues
Military money for college: Mainly a fantasy
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
Higher education for undocumented students: The case for open admission and in-state tuition rates for students without lawful immigration status
Eliminating complexity and inconsistency in federal financial aid programs for higher education students: Towards a more strategic approach
NDSFA: Fundamental assumptions and aims underlying the principles of federal financial aid to students
State of college admission 2007
Postsecondary Education English Spanish Glossary
NDSFA: Recommendations for improving federal aid delivery
NDSFA: State financial aid and college access
Debunking the myth
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
Publications by Sean-Michael Green
National association of state approving agencies
College access: From the inside out
Placing college graduation rates in context: How 4-Year college graduation rates vary with selectivity and the size of low-income enrollment
Recession, retrenchment, and recovery: State higher education funding and student financial aid
American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian education in the states
A research agenda for the study of the effects of borrowing and the prospects of indebtedness on students' college-going choices
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
Losing ground: A national status report on the affordability of American higher education
Responding to the crisis in college opportunity
Network news: Focus on finance policy, access, and affordability
Policy for progress: Reaffirming California higher education accessibility, affordability, and accountability into the 21st century
The access challenge: Rethinking the causes of the new inequality
Meeting the access challenge: Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars program
College affordability: Overlooked long-term trends and recent 50 state patterns
Raising our sights: No high school senior left behind
College persistence on the rise? Changes in 5-year degree completion and postsecondary persistence rates between 1994 and 2000
Student debt levels continue to rise: Stafford indebtedness: 1999 update
Student loan forbearance and its relationship to default
The policy of choice: Expanding student options in higher education
Private loans and choice in financing higher education
Cultural barriers to incurring debt: An exploration of borrowing and impact on access to postsecondary education
Undocumented immigrant students: A very brief overview of access to higher education in California
Show us the money: Low-income students, families, and financial aid
Our impoverished view of education reform
The student debt dilemma: Debt aversion as a barrier to college access
Persistence among first-generation college students in Indiana: The impact of precollege preparation, college experiences, and financial aid
No merit in these scholarships
Affordability of postsecondary education: Equity and adequacy across the 50 states
Credit card ownership and behavior among traditional-age undergraduates, 2003-04
No way out: Student loans, financial distress, and the need for policy reform
Quick facts about student debt
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
A portrait of "Generation Next": How young people view their lives, futures and politics
America's high school graduates: Results from the 2005 NAEP high school transcript study
Failing grades? American families and their college savings efforts
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
Financing early colleges for native youth
National football league high school website: Academics
How do financial aid policies affect colleges? The institutional impact of the Georgia HOPE scholarship
Unintended admission consequences of federal aid for homeschoolers
Study of the effect of the Talent Search program on secondary and postsecondary outcomes in Florida, Indiana and Texas
California Community Colleges: Making them stronger and more affordable
College grants on a postcard: A proposal for simple and predictable federal student aid
Course credit accrual and dropping out of high school
Boosters, brokers, and bridges: Real world ideas for college access programs
Healthier and wealthier: Decreasing healthcare costs by increasing educational attainment
Feasibility of a student unit record system within the integrated postsecondary education data system
Improving educational opportunties for students who work
A multi-institution analysis of the effects of campus-based financial aid on student persistence at public four-year institutions
All students college-ready: Findings from the Foundation's education work, 2000-2006
Consolidation loans: Redesign options and considerations
One day I will make it: A study of adult student persistence in library literacy programs
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
New faces, old patterns: Segregation in the multiracial south
Brown at 50: King's dream or Plessy's nightmare
Hidden in plain sight: Adult learners forge a new tradition in higher education
Serving adult learners in higher education: Principles of effectiveness
Frequently asked questions about college costs
Low income student scholarships
Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for careers in athletics
Returning to our roots: Student access
A scan of our changing environment, 2004 - 2005
Federal policy and Latinos in higher education
California policy options to accelerate Latino success in higher education
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
Finding the right college for you
Transfer students: Planning your successful college transfer
Don't get scammed on your way to college!
Repayment glossary
Financial aid glossary: Some terms you may enounter on the road
Scholarship guide
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
Paying for college: A brief look at student financial aid programs
Break down the bill: What's it going to cost?
Mounting pressures facing the U.S. workforce and the increasing need for adult education and literacy
Opening doors to earning credentials: Impressions of community college access and retention from low-wage workers
Can you spot a scholarship scam? Be a smart consumer
Return on investment: Educational choices and demographic change in California's future
Percent receiving federal financial aid and average amount per recipient
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - Spanish Version
SoMD CAN Curriculum Guides
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
Wrestling rising costs with innovation
Forming a college-going community in U.S. public high schools
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
Postsecondary education tuition and required fees in Indiana: 2007-09
Preventing student disengagement in middle schools and keeping students on the graduation track in high-poverty middle-grades schools: Early identification and effective interventions
Indiana Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
Orphan Foundation of America
The 2007 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning?
Best Business Schools
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting ready, getting in, and getting through college: Expanding options for low-income students
Building a culture of evidence for community college student success: Early progress in the Achieving the Dream initiative
Cashing in or cashing out: Tools for measuring the effectiveness and outcomes of financial aid events
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Baltimore city's high school reform initiative: Schools, students, and outcomes
Higher education, merit-based scholarships and post-baccalaureate migration
Highlights from TIMSS 2011: Mathematics and science achievement of U.S. fourth and eighth-grade students in an international context
Highlights from PIRLS 2011: Reading achievement of U.S. fourth grade students in an international context
The earning power of recent graduates from Virginia's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
The earning power of graduates from Tennessee's colleges and universities: How are graduates from different degree programs doing in the labor market?
Learning from the past: Drawing on California's CLAS experience to inform assessment of the Common Core
Annual report of the CFPB student loan ombusman
Core principles for transforming remedial education: A joint statement
Feed the Pig Financial Planning for College
Current term enrollment estimates: Fall 2010
One in seven: Ranking youth disconnection in the 25 largest metro areas
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
Review of the effects of school vouchers on college enrollment: Experimental evidence from New York City
The stealth inequities of school funding: How state and local school finance systems perpetuate inequitable school spending
Field of degree and earnings by selected employment characteristics: 2011
The effects of learning communities for students in developmental education
Grandparents investing in grandchildren: The Metlife study on how grandparents share their time, values, and money
Cracking the credit hour
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
Trends among young adults over three decades, 1974-2006
Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
Overcoming the poverty challenge to enable college and career readiness for all: The crucial role of student supports
Economic Diversity Among Selective Colleges: Measuring the Enrollment Impact of "No-loan" Programs
The condition of college and career readiness 2012: National report
Get with the program: Accelerating community college students' entry into and completion of programs of study
Proposal for standardization of financial aid award letters and net price calculators
Why 529 college savings plans favor the fortunate
State tuition, fees, and financial assistance policies for public colleges and universities, 2010-11
How college pricing undermines financial aid
State policies regarding undocumented college students: A narrative of unresolved issues, ongoing debate and missed opportunities
The transition to adulthood: How states can support older youth in foster care
Examining the role of summer bridge programs in promoting college readiness and completion: Lessons learned from Texas' developmental summer bridges
Turning around the nation's lowest performing schools: Five steps districts can take to improve their chances of success
Mentoring in schools: An impact study of Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring
Tuition fees and student financial assistance: 2010 Global year in review
A measured approach to improving teacher preparation
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
Trends in for-profit postsecondary education: Enrollment, prices, student aid and outcomes
Professional development for afterschool practitioners: The first year of the Palm Beach County Afterschool Educator Certificate program
Capacity building to diversify STEM: Realizing potential among HBCUs
The bottom line: Ensuring that students and parents understand the net price of college
National Coalition for College Completion
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways, and progress
The Division III financial aid reporting program: Review results 2005-06 through 2010-11: Executive summary
Suspended education: Urban middle schools in crisis
The linked learning approach: Building the capacity of teachers to prepare students for college and careers
The key to prosperity: The skills of the American worker
Federal Student Aid strategic plan: FY 2011-15
Collaborating to create change: How El Paso Community College improved the readiness of its incoming students through Achieving the Dream
Learning communities for students in developmental reading: An impact study at Hillsborough Community College
Southern Regional Education Board: Moving Ahead: State progress reports on Challenge to Lead goals
Trends in College Spending (TCS) Online
Web tables: Choosing a postsecondary institution
Community college students: Goals, academic preparation, and outcomes
California community college transfer rates: Who is counted makes a difference
Unexpected pathways: Transfer patterns of California community college students
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Filling in the blanks: How information can affect choice in higher education
Benefitting whom? For-profit education companies and the growth of military educational benefits
State high school tests: Exit exams and other assessments
From Wall Street to Wal-Mart: Why college graduates are not getting good jobs
What is the price of college? Total, net, and out of pocket prices in 2007-08
Student progression through developmental sequences in community colleges
HBCU distance learning 2010
The great unraveling: A portrait of the middle class
For profit schools: Experiences of undercover students enrolled in online classes at selected institutions
New measures, new perspectives: Graduates time-and-credits-to degree in SREB states
Class differences: Online education in the United States: 2010
Achieving the Dream data notes: What's in a name? Are they really credential-seeking students?
Pathway to recovery: Implementing a back on track through college model
Middle-class societies invest more in public education: A stronger middle class is associated with higher levels of spending on education
State policy profiles for completion by design
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
Determinants of students' success: The role of advanced placement and dual enrollment programs
Snapshot report: Concurrent enrollment
Learning at a distance: Undergraduate enrollment in distance education courses and degree programs
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries:
The toll of the great recession: Childhood poverty among Hispanics sets record, leads nation
Military service members and veterans: A profile of those enrolled in undergraduate and graduate education in 2007-08
The expansion of private loans in postsecondary education
Loan forgiveness for specialized instructional support personnel (including school counselors) frequently asked questions
State of metropolitan America: The new metro minority map: Regional shifts, in Hispanics, Asians, and Blacks from Census 2010
The EFC formula, 2012-2013
Double jeopardy: How third-grade reading skills and poverty influence high school graduation
The price of poverty in big time college sport
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
Measuring nontraditional student success: An imperative for colleges and universities
Fault lines in our democracy: Civic knowledge, voting behavior and civic engagement in the United States
Stopped short: 2.1 Million adults in Florida went to college but didn't finish
The effect of housing wealth on college choice: Evidence from the housing boom
Sending veterans to school: Fast facts on the post-9/11 GI Bill
Hard choices ahead: Performance and policy in Texas higher education
Paying for college: Cost comparison worksheet
Financial trends in public and private nonprofit institutions
Grading student loans
The educational experience of young men of color: A review of research, pathways and progress
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
Closing the door, increasing the gap: Who's not going to (community) college?
The economic value of opportunity youth
Illinois community college: Focus on the finish: A report to Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois General Assembly
Know before you owe (student loans)
Preparing for change: A national perspective on common core state standards implementation planning
Open educational resources: Tools to help 21st century students achieve their postsecondary eduation goals and keep America competitive