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ERIC Number: EJ832764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
College Affordability and Student Success
Shireman, Robert
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v41 n2 p54-56 Mar-Apr 2009
College--whether with a vocational or liberal-arts bent--gives students an opportunity to test areas of interest, to follow their passions, or perhaps to find passions that they didn't know they had. The question for the nation is how to provide college "opportunity" more broadly. That means a system that makes it possible for students--rich or poor, black or white--to identify the type of institution that fits their needs and interests best, to choose a course of study, and to give it the old college try. In this article, the author explores the factors why degree production has faltered in this country despite increased financial aid. He provides several suggestions for increasing student success in college. (Contains 2 charts.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A