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ERIC Number: ED566658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The Pell Partnership: Ensuring a Shared Responsibility for Low-Income Student Success
Nichols, Andrew Howard
Education Trust
The analysis in this report examines the national gap and institutional-level gaps in graduation rates between Pell and non-Pell Grant recipients at nearly 1,150 four-year, public and private nonprofit institutions across the nation. The data show the national graduation rate for Pell Grant recipients attending institutions in the sample is considerably lower than the completion rate of non-Pell recipients. While almost 65 percent of non-Pell recipients graduate in six years, only half of Pell students leave with a bachelor's degree in the same time frame. This 14 percentage-point gap was nearly the same for both public and private nonprofit institutions, even though graduation rates at private institutions in the sample were higher. Pell Grant Graduation Rate and Overall Institution Graduation Rate is appended. Information on the Pell Graduation Rate Data Tool is provided. Also included are: (1) "Smith College: A Culture That Shouts 'You Belong Here'" (Mandy Zatynski); and (2) "Western Oregon University: Advising for Success" (Mandy Zatynski). [This report is one component of a larger consortium effort exploring student-friendly federal education policy solutions in higher education. The Education Trust acknowledges the consortia partners, the National College Access Network and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, for their guidance, support, and feedback throughout this project. The Education Trust produced this work as a subgrantee of the National College Access Network, manager of the Student Solutions Consortium of the Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery (RADD) initiative, a project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Trust
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; Oregon
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Pell Grant Program