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ERIC Number: ED536670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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From College Access to Completion: State and Federal Policy Levers. Research Brief
Quay, Lisa
Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity
The Warren Institute is a multidisciplinary, collaborative venture to produce research, research-based policy prescriptions, and curricular innovation on issues of racial and ethnic justice in California and the nation. The Civil Rights Research Roundtable on Education is an initiative of the Warren Institute that convenes an ongoing learning community composed of leading national civil rights organizations to discuss the latest educational research and evidence-based practices related to civil rights goals in education. This research brief focuses on the current state of postsecondary credential completion in America, with a particular emphasis on the crisis of attrition among traditionally underrepresented groups attending two- and four-year institutions: specifically, low-income students, students of color, and non-traditional students. These students are substantially less likely to enroll in higher education, and if they do matriculate, they are far less likely to emerge with a degree. The brief examines the causes of the current low rates of college completion and discusses some of the ways in which the federal government and the states are addressing the problem and the work that is yet to be done. (Contains 1 figure and 54 footnotes.)
Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity. Available from: Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy. University of California Berkeley School of Law, 2850 Telegraph Avenue Suite 500, Berkeley, CA 94705. Tel: 510-642-8568; Fax: 510-643-7095; Web site: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/ewi.htm
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Authoring Institution: University of California, Berkeley, Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity
Identifiers - Location: California