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Ober, David R.; Beekman, John A.; Pierce, Rebecca L. – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
This paper examines the graduation rates between 2000 and 2015 of United States colleges and universities at the national, state, and institutional levels. This research focuses on two-year and four-year programs. Rates are investigated longitudinally along with variables that distinguish between public/private institutions, percentages of…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Longitudinal Studies, Growth Models, Part Time Students
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Cox, Rebecca D.; Sallee, Margaret W. – Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Community colleges in the United States and Canada operate within postsecondary environments that are being reshaped by neoliberal policymaking. As community colleges in both countries respond to the pressures of neoliberalism, their capacity to serve students already marginalized by their "nontraditional" status may be affected in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Community Colleges, Neoliberalism
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Bista, Krishna, Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
Today, millions of students cross geographic, cultural, and educational borders for their higher education. Trends of international student mobility are significant to universities, educators, business leaders, and governments to increase revenue and campus diversity in the global marketplace. As such, it is vital to examine recent trends in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Mobility, Foreign Countries, Trend Analysis
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Skolnik, Michael L.; Wheelahan, Leesa; Moodie, Gavin; Liu, Qin; Adam, Edmund; Simpson, Diane – Policy Reviews in Higher Education, 2018
During the past two decades community colleges and technical institutes in several jurisdictions, including parts of Canada, the United States and Australia, have been given the authority to award bachelor degrees. One of the motivations for this addition to the mandate of these institutions is to improve opportunities for bachelor degree…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bachelors Degrees, Social Mobility, Social Class
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Gong, Xin; Wang, Pengcheng – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
This study provides a comparative analysis of the pre-service education system for preschool educators in China and the United States. Based on collected data and materials (literature, policy documents, and statistical data), we compare two areas of pre-service training: (1) the formal system; (2) the informal system. In the formal system, most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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McFarland, Joel; Hussar, Bill; de Brey, Cristobal; Snyder, Tom; Wang, Xiaolei; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Gebrekristos, Semhar; Zhang, Jijun; Rathbun, Amy; Barmer, Amy; Bullock Mann, Farrah; Hinz, Serena – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
"The Condition of Education 2017" is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data on education in the United States. This report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress. This year's report includes 50 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2017
As the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) expands its Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium (RACC) among community colleges and employer partners, those involved are looking to countries like Germany and Switzerland for inspiration. In some cases, that has meant partnering with companies from those countries, which have had more comprehensive…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Business Relationship, Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries
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Fletcher, Jeffrey A.; Friedel, Janice Nahra – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Despite having a well-documented history about community colleges across the United States, relatively few discussions have covered state-level governance structures. To understand the typology of state community college governance structures, it must first be recognized that community college governance is characterized as a complex web of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Governance, Classification, Administrative Organization
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McCrink, Carmen L.; Whitford, Heidi – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter describes the results of case study research on a partnership between a community college in the United States and a university in Chile that attempted to develop the first community college system in Chile.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education, Program Descriptions
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), 2017
In 2016, 42 states carried out a total of 139 policy actions relevant to CTE, including laws, executive orders, board of education actions, budget provisions and ballot initiatives. This represents an increase over 2015 activity. Several states passed packages of legislation impacting multiple elements of CTE programming, such as…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, State Policy, Educational Policy, Career Readiness
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), 2017
In the 2017 calendar year, 49 states and Washington, D.C., carried out a total of 241 policy actions related to CTE and career readiness, including legislation, executive orders, board of education actions and budget provisions. This is a marked increase from 2016, one that reflects the priorities of state leaders. According to the Education…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, State Policy, Educational Policy, Career Readiness
Fay, Maggie P.; Barnett, Elisabeth A.; Chavarín, Octaviano – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2017
While many states have strengthened their high school graduation requirements over the last decade, too many graduates are still underprepared for college. In response to this problem, states across the country are administering early college readiness assessments that measure 11th grade students' readiness to successfully perform entry-level,…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Curriculum Implementation, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Ginder, Scott A.; Kelly-Reid, Janice E.; Mann, Farrah B. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2016
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 (see appendix A for a list of other U.S. jurisdictions). This "First Look" presents findings from the preliminary data of the…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Institutional Characteristics, Student Costs, Tuition
Sisneros, Lauren; Sponsler, Brian A. – Education Commission of the States, 2016
States and students are increasingly turning to online education programs to provide access to postsecondary education and support credential completion. Recent data indicate that more than 25 percent of postsecondary students take some portion of their coursework online, with 13 percent of students doing so exclusively. Additionally, an…
Descriptors: State Policy, Municipalities, Information Networks, Two Year Colleges
Phillippe, Kent A. – American Association of Community Colleges, 2016
In 2015, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) conducted a survey of community college chief executive officers (CEOs) to collect their opinions on current issues, and gather information on their compensation. This report provides the results from this survey. The AACC CEO Survey was sent to 960 public community college presidents.…
Descriptors: Compensation (Remuneration), Community Colleges, College Presidents, Administrator Surveys
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