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Cahalan, M.; Perna, L. W.; Yamashita, M.; Wright, J.; Santillan, S. – Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, 2018
The purposes of this equity indicators project are to: (1) report the status of higher education equity in the United States and identify changes over time in measures of equity; (2) identify policies and practices that promote and hinder progress; and (3) illustrate the need for increased support of policies, programs, and practices that not only…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Higher Education, Equal Education, Educational Trends
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Sass, Daniel A.; Castro-Villarreal, Felicia; Wilkerson, Steve; Guerra, Norma; Sullivan, Jeremy – Review of Higher Education, 2018
Student retention models were tested via structural equation modeling to examine the interrelations and predictability among socioeconomic status, psychosocial, and student success variables with a sample of 445 undergraduate students attending a large Hispanic serving institution. The proposed theoretical model included socioeconomic status…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Hispanic American Students, Structural Equation Models, Predictor Variables
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Sanchez, Jafeth E.; Lowman, Jennifer L.; Hill, Kathleen A. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2018
Given the major investment in the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant, rising postsecondary access, trends in poor persistence and retention rates, and the ongoing accountability measures in higher education, it is critical to examine factors related to postsecondary performance and persistence of GEAR…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Undergraduate Study
American Association of Community Colleges, 2018
Incarcerated individuals have lower educational attainment than the general population, but education plays an important part in their re-entry into society. Prison education has shown to increase the likelihood of employment upon release and reduced recidivism. With about 1.5 million incarcerated individuals in state and federal prisons, and…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
Evans, Brent J.; Nguyen, Tuan D. – Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis, 2018
By applying a regression discontinuity design to national data of students at four-year colleges, this study identifies the substitution effects of exogenously received increases of grant aid on hours of paid labor, earnings, and borrowing while in college. Results confirm students substitute grant aid for both paid labor and borrowing. An average…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Grants, College Students, Income
Wozniak, Abigail – Hamilton Project, 2018
Geography is an important part of economic opportunity. This is increasingly true in the labor market for skilled workers. Due to monetary and nonmonetary costs of migration, college attendance is less likely for those who live farther from postsecondary institutions. The college educated have also become increasingly concentrated in larger labor…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Access to Education, Relocation, Grants
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
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