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Harvey, Darcie – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2017
Many states are experimenting with mechanisms for making college more affordable while maintaining quality and access. This report examines promising or innovative state programs to improve college affordability and credential attainment. Many of these approaches show innovative thinking and bear watching to see if they result in meaningful…
Descriptors: Paying for College, State Policy, Educational Policy, Access to Education
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Boerner, Heather – Community College Journal, 2016
Six years ago, Front Range Community College President Andy Dorsey sat down with his team and looked at the college's completion and graduation rates. Like a lot of colleges, they were in for a shock. It is not that they had expected to see 80 percent completion rates. But they certainly were not expecting to see only 43 percent of their students…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, Student Surveys, Learner Engagement
Bragg, Debra D. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2016
On February 18-19, 2016, representatives of 10 states participating in the Credit When It's Due (CWID) initiative attended a convening held at the University of Utah. The meeting was led by the CWID Research Team and sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Kresge Foundation, on behalf of the CWID Funders Collaborative. The…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Credits, Reverse Transfer Students, Transfer Policy
McCambly, Heather N.; Bragg, Debra D. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2016
In 2012, the Credit When It's Due (CWID) initiative was launched by the Funders Collaborative to "encourage partnerships of community colleges and universities to significantly expand programs that award associate degrees to transfer students when the student completes the requirements for the associate degree while pursuing a bachelor's…
Descriptors: Transfer Policy, Community Colleges, College Transfer Students, Educational Practices
MDRC, 2016
Community colleges that are exploring ways to dramatically improve outcomes for their students frequently seek a better understanding of the relationship between two "branded" approaches receiving significant publicity: Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) and guided pathways. ASAP was created by the City University of New York…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Acceleration (Education), Models
Complete College America, 2016
Higher education often operates under old rules -- rules that continue despite an increasingly diverse student population and improved understanding of human behavior and choice. Under these old rules, fewer than half of students graduate on time, if at all, and troubling equity gaps exist based on income, race, and ethnicity. It is time for new…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Graduation, College Credits
Taylor, Jason L.; Bragg, Debra D. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2015
In 2012, five foundations launched the Credit When Its Due (CWID) initiative that was "designed to encourage partnerships of community colleges and universities to significantly expand programs that award associate degrees to transfer students when the student completes the requirements for the associate degree while pursuing a bachelor's…
Descriptors: Transfer Programs, Transfer Policy, College Transfer Students, Associate Degrees
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)-State Data Exchange is a one-of-a-kind regional program with 23 statewide higher education governing and coordinating board partners. The Data Exchange annually collects, compiles, and publishes: (1) the most current and detailed comparative statistics on postsecondary education in the 16 SREB states;…
Descriptors: Consortia, Clearinghouses, Regional Programs, Data Collection
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2015
The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)-State Data Exchange is a cooperative effort of the SREB and the statewide higher education governing and coordinating boards in the South. Founded in 1969-1970, it is one of the nation's oldest, most comprehensive sources of comparative data on public higher education. The Data Exchange annually…
Descriptors: Consortia, Clearinghouses, Regional Programs, Data Collection
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Jones, Stan – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
Due to extensive research, we now know that in spite of extraordinary success in expanding access to American higher education over the last 60 years, far too little has been done to ensure that students complete college, even when they take 50 percent more time to complete the degree than full-time attendance should require. Obstacles to success…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Graduation, Educational Attainment, Higher Education
Gagne, Jeff; Lord, Joan; Corrente, Michaela – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
America and the South seem to have turned a corner on the deep and prolonged recession that started in 2008. The stranglehold it has had on jobs and job prospects caught many by surprise, and it has caused education leaders to refocus state policy on the relationship between career preparation and education. This report provides updates on the…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Career Education
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Shadinger, David A. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2014
This quantitative study investigated e-mail responsiveness by community colleges in the nine mega-states to an inquiry from a prospective student. Noel-Levitz (2006b) reported that prospective students want to receive an e-mail with information about an institution prior to applying for admission. Specifically, high school juniors and seniors want…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Electronic Mail, College Bound Students, Statistical Analysis
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Shadinger, David – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2013
Use of Internet websites as a communication tool by community college is nearly universal. Exactly what information, functions, and links are offered varies widely among institutions. Research has reported that high school juniors and seniors, prefer to find information on the Internet during their college search process, and Noel Levitz (2006,…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Computer Mediated Communication, Content Analysis, Community Colleges
LaSota, Robin Rae – ProQuest LLC, 2013
My dissertation utilizes an explanatory, sequential mixed-methods research design to assess factors influencing community college students' transfer probability to baccalaureate-granting institutions and to present promising practices in colleges and states directed at improving upward transfer, particularly for low-income and first-generation…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Transfer of Training, Probability
College Board Advocacy & Policy Center, 2012
The CollegeKeys Compact[TM] is a national call to action to school districts, colleges and universities, state education agencies, and nonprofit organizations to identify, share and expand programs and practices that address the needs and challenges of low-income students and help them get ready for, get into and get through college. The College…
Descriptors: College Students, Low Income Groups, Economically Disadvantaged, First Generation College Students
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