ERIC Number: ED480470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Closing the College Participation Gap: A National Summary.
Ruppert, Sandra S.
This report documents the risks that the current level of postsecondary performance poses for U.S. ability to raise educational attainment over the next decade. It examines the nature and extent of postsecondary participation in the United States currently, relates that information to certain social and economic characteristics of the population, and describes ways in which the outcomes can vary state to state. The report also offers some priorities for state policy action. Included with the report is "Closing the College Participation Gap: U.S. Profile," an initial look at performance and conditions in the United States. Three appendixes that pertain to the study and the U.S. profile are included as well. Appendix A is a set of questions and answers about the Closing the Gap study. Appendix B provides definitions and data sources, and Appendix C contains 50-state comparative tables for each of the indicators. (Contains 11 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Educational Attainment, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Enrollment, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Participation, Profiles
Education Commission of the States Distribution Center, 700 Broadway, Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80203-3460 (Order no. PS-03-01, $12.50). Tel: 303-299-3692; Fax: 303-296-8332; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text: http://www.ecs.org/clearinghouse/47/84/4784.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.