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Jackson, Victoria – Policy Matters Ohio, 2018
Ohio has a world-class network of public colleges. However, the state lags behind the nation in college attainment. Recognizing that the state must improve these numbers, Ohio policymakers have committed to a goal of 65 percent college attainment by 2025. Despite the state's attainment goal, Ohio does not have a college promise program. The Ohio…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Grants, College Attendance, State Programs
Jackson, Victoria – Policy Matters Ohio, 2018
Ohio has a world-class network of public colleges. However, the state lags behind the nation in college attainment. Recognizing that the state must improve these numbers, Ohio policymakers have committed to a goal of 65 percent college attainment by 2025. Despite the state's attainment goal, Ohio does not have a college promise program. The Ohio…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Grants, College Attendance, State Programs
Jackson, Victoria – Policy Matters Ohio, 2017
For many people in the United States, college paves the way to the middle class. Programs like Pell Grants and government backed loans help students afford a college degree. These programs help young Americans gain the skills they need to get a good job. But too many Ohioans struggle to afford college and pay back student loans. The Trump…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Federal Aid, Grants, Undergraduate Students
Halbert, Hannah – Policy Matters Ohio, 2017
When higher education goes wrong, once-hopeful students can be saddled with debt, no degree, fewer resources and less will to pursue education in the future. Costs, debt and earnings vary greatly depending on the type of institution running the program. Career training programs at for-profit institutions, also known as proprietary schools, have…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Proprietary Schools, Career Education, Outcomes of Education
Policy Matters Ohio, 2017
When higher education goes wrong, once-hopeful students can be saddled with debt, no degree, fewer resources and less will to pursue education in the future. Costs, debt and earnings vary greatly depending on the type of institution running the program. Career training programs at for-profit institutions, also known as proprietary schools, have…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Proprietary Schools, Career Education, Outcomes of Education
Jackson, Victoria – Policy Matters Ohio, 2017
For many in the United States, debt is the price of upward mobility. An increasing number of jobs require some college, and wages are higher for people with college degrees. As states cut funding for higher education, colleges have passed the costs on to students. Nationally, 44.2 million people -- one sixth of the population -- hold a total of…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Student Financial Aid, Loan Repayment, Loan Default
Jackson, Victoria – Policy Matters Ohio, 2017
Higher education prepares students to get good jobs and benefits communities by helping graduates make positive contributions to civic life and the economy. A college degree is increasingly becoming a requirement to earn a middle-class income. Unfortunately, attaining higher education often means assuming the burden of student debt, which…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Debt (Financial)
Patton, Wendy; Halbert, Hannah – Policy Matters Ohio, 2015
A skilled workforce is one essential component of a prosperous and inclusive state economy. Attaining a degree or other post-secondary credential has obvious benefits to graduates and their families. Higher education insulates against unemployment and can be a pathway out of the low-wage economy. Funding for higher education is correlated with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Tuition, Student Financial Aid, Investment
Halbert, Hannah – Policy Matters Ohio, 2014
The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood (CCPN) initiative brings together Central neighborhood residents, community stakeholders and partners to create the kind of community where every child can have career and college success. Helping children achieve a bright future filled with opportunity is the cornerstone of the Promise Initiative. The…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Family Programs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Attainment
Halbert, Hannah – Policy Matters Ohio, 2014
The Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood (CCPN) initiative brings together Central neighborhood residents, community stakeholders and partners to create the kind of community where every child can have career and college success. Helping children achieve a bright future filled with opportunity is the cornerstone of the Promise Initiative. The…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Family Programs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Attainment
Halbert, Hannah – Policy Matters Ohio, 2014
In the twentieth century, Ohioans as individuals and Ohio as a state did much to improve the education level of Ohio's workforce. The state built a world-class network of community colleges and branch campuses, institutions created to make post-secondary education accessible and affordable. These efforts, along with investments in K-12 education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Financial Aid, Financial Problems, State Aid
Halbert, Hannah – Policy Matters Ohio, 2014
In the twentieth century, Ohioans as individuals and Ohio as a state did much to improve the education level of Ohio's workforce. The state built a world-class network of community colleges and branch campuses, institutions created to make post-secondary education accessible and affordable. These efforts, along with investments in K-12 education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Financial Aid, Financial Problems, State Aid
Camou, Michelle; Patton, Wendy – Policy Matters Ohio, 2012
Prosperous regions are educated regions. Ohio's relatively low share of residents with college degrees has concerned one governor after the other and proposals for managing Ohio's university system have differed substantially. The Kasich administration's higher education proposal, the "Enterprise University Plan for Ohio," is based on…
Descriptors: State Regulation, Educational Change, Politics of Education, Educational Policy
Camou, Michelle; Patton, Wendy – Policy Matters Ohio, 2012
Prosperous regions are educated regions. Ohio's relatively low share of residents with college degrees has concerned one governor after the other and proposals for managing Ohio's university system have differed substantially. The Kasich administration's higher education proposal, the "Enterprise University Plan for Ohio," is based on…
Descriptors: State Regulation, Educational Change, Politics of Education, Educational Policy