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ERIC Number: ED542426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Working Credentials: Sub-Baccalaureate Degrees, Certificates Are Paying off for Students and Employers. Lumina Foundation Focus[TM]. Fall 2012
Pulley, John
Lumina Foundation for Education
When one hears the word "college", the first image one might have is of ivy-covered buildings on a tree-lined campus. The thing is, this image is largely inaccurate, and everyday it becomes further removed from reality. It belies the fact that less than 20 percent of today's college freshmen fit the traditional profile--that is, young people who graduate from high school and enroll immediately as full-time students at four-year residential institutions. It ignores millions of community college students, the ever-growing populations of adult students, displaced workers and part-time students. It overlooks the massive growth of online programs and institutions. Finally, this nostalgic image of "college" makes no room for anything less than a four-year degree. That omission is a critical shortcoming. This issue of "Lumina Foundation Focus" makes those facts come alive--through the stories of several real people in a particular place: Dayton, Ohio.
Lumina Foundation for Education. P.O. Box 1806, Indianapolis, IN 46206-1806. Tel: 800-834-5756; Fax: 317-951-5063; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lumina Foundation for Education
Identifiers - Location: Ohio