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ERIC Number: ED521316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Population Characteristics and Student Outcomes. Data Notes. Volume 3, Number 3, May/June 2008
Clery, Sue; Topper, Amy
Achieving the Dream
Colleges can gain a better understanding of their students' progress by comparing themselves to peers. Using data from Achieving the Dream: Community College Count, this issue of "Data Notes" focuses on Achieving the Dream colleges that serve high percentages of Hispanic, black, and low-income students. This analysis reveals the noteworthy result that although we are talking about institutions enrolling high populations of at-risk students, these peer group institutions often displayed better outcome measures than their comparison groups. In many cases, persistence rates for students attending colleges serving large populations of students traditionally labeled at-risk were higher than those of students attending the comparison colleges. (Contains 3 figures and 2 footnotes.)
Achieving the Dream. 8455 Colesville Road Suite 900, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Tel: 240-450-0075; Fax: 240-450-0076; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Achieving the Dream, Inc.