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Nebraska's Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education, 2019
The "2019 Nebraska Higher Education Progress Report" is the fourteenth annual report designed to provide the Nebraska Legislature with comparative statistics to monitor and evaluate progress toward achieving three major goals for Nebraska's postsecondary education system: (1) Increase the number of students who enter postsecondary…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Practices, Progress Monitoring, Academic Persistence
Fletcher, Carla; Klepfer, Kasey – Trellis Company, 2019
The State of Student Aid and Higher Education in Texas (SOSA) annual report from Trellis Research provides information helpful in informing policy and programs for higher education student financial aid. The report serves as a reference for colleges, universities, and policymakers, and provides a comparison of Texas state and federal student aid…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Higher Education, Student Loan Programs, Federal Aid
Emrey-Arras, Melissa – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
Congress funds District of Columbia Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG) through an annual appropriation, which was $40 million in fiscal year 2018. DCTAG provides D.C. residents up to $10,000 per year to attend college. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, included a provision for the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review DCTAG.…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Tuition, Grants, Student Financial Aid
Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2018
Poverty can have a profound effect on academic outcomes and college readiness and students from lowincome families are less likely to go to college. The low rates of degree attainment for low-income students raises questions about whether the students who wish to pursue higher education have access to courses that support their readiness for…
Descriptors: Public Schools, High Schools, Small Schools, High School Students
Fletcher, Carla; Fernandez, Chris; Klepfer, Kasey; Wartel, Max – Trellis Company, 2018
The State of Student Aid and Higher Education in Texas (SOSA) annual report from Trellis Research provides information helpful in informing policy and programs for higher education student financial aid. The report serves as a reference for colleges, universities, and policymakers, and provides a comparison of Texas state and federal student aid…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Higher Education, Enrollment, College Preparation
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Hinojosa, Trisha; Rapaport, Amie; Jaciw, Andrew; Zacamy, Jenna – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2016
The number of jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is growing rapidly and is expected to increase by approximately 1 million in the United States between 2012 and 2022 (Vilorio, 2014). People of many racial/ethnic minorities, however, including Hispanic people, are underrepresented among recipients of STEM degrees and among…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Literature Reviews
Schleifer, David; Silliman, Rebecca – Public Agenda, 2016
Policymakers and experts overwhelmingly agree that the United States needs more people with college degrees or other postsecondary credentials and are working on many fronts to fulfill that goal. This brief aims to help them do so in ways that are informed by and responsive to the needs and perspectives of the American public. This brief…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Certification, Postsecondary Education, Adults
Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2014
To complement the 40-minute documentary, "Degrees of Hope: Redefining Access for the 21st Century Student," the "Institute for Higher Education Policy" (IHEP) has developed a viewing guide to help facilitate thought-provoking and meaningful dialogue. This guide provides a film synopsis, suggested discussion formats, profiles of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Students, Educational Policy, Guides
Buddin, Richard; Croft, Michelle – ACT, Inc., 2014
For several decades, policymakers have embraced the goal of preparing students for college and careers, particularly for careers in the area of mathematics and science. The recent emphasis on these STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects is due to the growth of STEM occupations and the perceived shortage of qualified…
Descriptors: STEM Education, High School Graduates, Required Courses, Graduation Requirements
Armstrong, John; Bak, Leonid; Djurovich, Alexandra; Edlund, Melissa; Fergus, Meredith; Grimes, Tricia; Trost, Jennifer; Williams-Wyche, Shaun – Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2014
This report provides a resource of accurate, timely and comprehensive facts about higher education in Minnesota. It includes comparisons over time as well as national and peer institution comparisons to add context for the interpretation of the data. It is expected to be used by a number of stakeholder groups such as legislators, educators and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Preparation, College Readiness, Student Financial Aid
Coca, Vanessa – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2014
Over the past 15 years, in New York City and across the country, expectations for high schools--and high school students--have changed dramatically. Increasingly, high schools are being asked not only to reduce dropout rates and boost graduation rates, but also to impart knowledge, skills, and experiences that will prepare students to succeed in…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Enrollment Trends, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
Coca, Vanessa – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2014
Over the past 15 years, in New York City and across the country, expectations for high schools--and high school students--have changed dramatically. Increasingly, high schools are being asked not only to reduce dropout rates and boost graduation rates, but also to impart knowledge, skills, and experiences that will prepare students to succeed in…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Enrollment Trends, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
Coca, Vanessa – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2014
Over the past 15 years, in New York City and across the country, expectations for high schools--and high school students--have changed dramatically. Increasingly, high schools are being asked not only to reduce dropout rates and boost graduation rates, but also to impart knowledge, skills, and experiences that will prepare students to succeed in…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Enrollment Trends, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
MDRC, 2013
Community colleges across the country confront a clear challenge: too many students arrive on campus unprepared, get placed into developmental (or remedial) courses where they fail to progress, and never complete a credential, graduate, or transfer to a four-year institution. At the same time, community colleges are subject to increasing…
Descriptors: Barriers, Community Colleges, Developmental Programs, Remedial Instruction
Di Giacomo, F. Tony; Linn, Dane; Monthey, Wanda; Pack, Catherine; Wyatt, Jeffrey – College Board, 2013
In recent decades, the United States economy has undergone a dramatic shift to a knowledge-based economy that, when coupled with simultaneous, rapid globalization, has created a greater demand for a more educated and skilled workforce. The share of U.S. jobs requiring some level of postsecondary education is expected to grow to 63% in the next…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Educational Indicators, Academic Standards
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