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Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2018
This document presents statistics about higher education in Maryland for 2018. The tables in this document are presented according to the following categories: (1) Students; (2) Retention and Graduation; (3) Degrees; (4) Faculty; (5) Revenues and Expenditures; (6) Tuition and Fees; (7) Financial Aid; and (8) Private Career Schools. [For…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, College Freshmen
Armstrong, La Kiesha D. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Supporting bachelor's degree completion for students from low socioeconomic backgrounds has been a focus for a number of selective four-year colleges and universities. Bachelor's degree completion rates for recipients of federal Pell Grant funds have been reported by the National Center for Education Statistics for a decade. Statistical data…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Grants, Student Financial Aid, Student Experience
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, 2018
As college costs continue to increase, more and more Americans rely on federal student financial assistance programs to help pay for their postsecondary education. Despite the demonstrable and continually increasing importance of federal student aid, the majority of Americans have little knowledge of the Title IV programs or the processes…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid, Grants
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Ginder, Scott A.; Kelly-Reid, Janice E.; Mann, Farrah B. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) collects institution-level data from postsecondary institutions in the United States (50 states and the District of Columbia) and other U.S. jurisdictions. This First Look presents findings from the provisional data of the IPEDS winter 2017-2018 data collection, which included five survey…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Cohort Analysis, Outcome Measures, Student Financial Aid
Voss-Ward, Carol – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In 2015, The Education Trust released "The Pell Partnership: Ensuring a Shared Responsibility for Low-Income Student Success." This analysis of over 1,000 public and private institutions revealed that while Pell grant recipients graduate at rates averaging 14 percentage points lower than non-Pell eligible students, many institutions do…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Educational Practices, College Students
Mok, Shannon; Shakin, Joshua – Congressional Budget Office, 2018
In 2016, the federal government provided students pursuing higher education with about $91 billion in direct financial support through a wide variety of spending programs and income and payroll tax preferences, the Congressional Budget Office estimates. The largest programs and preferences give financial assistance to students to offset the cost…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, Federal Programs, Grants
Walizer, Lauren – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2018
When state budgets are tight, Pell Grants can indirectly give states more financial flexibility to support the success of innovative state and local ideas. Conversely, cuts to Pell, or the failure to maintain current provisions such as tying the value of it to inflation, can have lasting negative impacts on the success of state postsecondary…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Educational Finance, Retrenchment
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Drago, Anthony; Rheinheimer, David C.; Detweiler, Thomas N. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
This study investigated the connection between locus of control (LOC), academic self-efficacy (ASE), and academic performance, and whether these variables are affected by tutoring. Additional variables of interest, including gender, students' Pell Grant status, ethnicity, and class size, were also considered for the research models. The population…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Self Efficacy, Tutoring, Academic Achievement
Boschert, Barbara N. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
At-risk students arrive on community college campuses lacking the proper preparedness to cope with the complexity of assigned reading. This study investigated whether using metacognitive prompts could improve both the metacognition and reading comprehension of at-risk community college students in a Western Civilization I class. The use of…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Metacognition, Reading Comprehension, At Risk Students
Rosner-Salazar, Ari Senghor – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Using a phenomenological method, this study explored the higher-education affordability perceptions of a purposively-collected group of 19 students at the pseudonymous Crestview Community College (CCC) in Colorado. The defining themes of the study were: (a) knowledge of the College Opportunity Fund (COF) program and perceptions of higher-education…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Attitudes, Paying for College
Morrison, Cali Marie Koerner – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Recently there has been a resurgence of interest in competency-based education, a learning modality which is mastery-based, self-paced and focused on demonstrations of knowledge and skill rather than where or how they were attained (C-BEN, 2016; Cuckler, 2016; Tate & Klein-Collins, 2015; U.S. Department of Education, 2002). The face of higher…
Descriptors: College Choice, Competency Based Education, Learning Motivation, Student Characteristics
Hess, Frederick M., Ed.; Hatalsky, Lanae Erickson, Ed. – American Enterprise Institute, 2018
It feels like an ocean's worth of ink has been dedicated to the rising cost of college. From press coverage to the latest public opinion polls to the drumbeat of proposals for "free college," you could be forgiven for assuming that the only real problem with American higher education is the price tag. And cost is, indeed, a real issue.…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, College Graduates, Educational Change, Educational Attainment
Taliaferro, Wayne; Pham, Duy – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2018
The social, economic, political, historical, and racial context shaping the criminal justice system is complex and extensive. As a result, individuals who have been incarcerated face limited opportunities--particularly for education and training--both during and after incarceration. Historical investments in corrections and policies that…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Educational Opportunities, Educational Change
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Kelchen, Robert – Journal of Higher Education, 2018
More states are using performance-based funding (PBF) systems in an effort to incentivize public colleges to operate more effectively. Responding to concerns about equity, states are also adopting provisions that encourage colleges to serve more students who at risk of not completing college. In this paper, I examine whether PBF policies in…
Descriptors: State Policy, Disproportionate Representation, Enrollment, At Risk Students
Institute for College Access & Success, 2018
About seven million undergraduates each year rely on federal loans to enroll in and complete college Many students find that student loans are an excellent investment in their future and are able to successfully repay their loans. Others struggle to make payments, or make payments that do not keep up with accruing interest. This factsheet focuses…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, African American Students, Student Loan Programs, Paying for College
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