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Woods, Chenoa S.; Park, Toby; Hu, Shouping; Bertrand Jones, Tamara – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Academic underpreparedness is an issue for many first-time-in-college students, particularly those entering community colleges. Whereas many underprepared students enroll in developmental education, research has indicated that traditional remediation may not increase students' chances for success. Therefore, states and colleges have begun to…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Enrollment, College Freshmen, Community Colleges
Complete College America, 2019
Far too often, today's college students find themselves wandering through their academic experiences, choosing from a dizzying array of majors, courses, and out-of-classroom learning experiences. And while this smorgasbord of options is often portrayed as beneficial to the student experience, more than a decade of research suggests that too many…
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Educational Planning, Outcomes of Education, Career Choice
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2019
Large numbers of qualified students do not apply to and enroll in college. Yet, earning a college degree is one of the primary pathways for economic success and is increasingly required for good jobs and high wages. A number of programs and practices aim to improve college readiness and enrollment, including "Take Stock in Children's®…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Graduation, Higher Education, Middle School Students
Board of Governors, State University System of Florida, 2019
This is a new report that combines the previous Annual Accountability Report and University Work Plans into a single document more closely aligned with the Board of Governors' 2025 System Strategic Plan. This revised document will enhance the System's commitment to accountability and strategic planning by enabling comparisons between past goals…
Descriptors: State Universities, Accountability, Educational Planning, Strategic Planning
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Emerson, Tisha L. N.; McGoldrick, KimMarie – Journal of Economic Education, 2019
Using student transcripts from six institutions over a 23-year timespan, the authors investigate the movement of students into and out of the economics major. Considerable movement between majors occurs with 83 percent of economics graduates switching in after their first principles course. These eventual majors come from a variety of sources, but…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Economics Education, Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement