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Sallie Mae Bank, 2019
"Majoring in Money 2019" focuses on the payment methods, financial habits--including an in-depth look at credit cards--and overall financial literacy of three groups of young adults: college students, college graduates or "completers," and those who began college but did not complete. This report looks back to the…
Descriptors: College Students, Money Management, Credit (Finance), Young Adults
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Brennan, Amelia; Sharma, Akshay; Munguia, Pablo – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2019
A common use of technology in higher education is the provision of online course materials, invoking an investigation of the ways in which students engage with online course content, and how their participation changes over time. This is particularly necessary in the context of high absenteeism from lectures, where online access may be the only…
Descriptors: Attendance, Lecture Method, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Kelly, Emily; Archer, Casey – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
This Data Point is based on data from four iterations of the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), a large, nationally representative sample survey of students that focuses on how they finance their postsecondary education. This Data Point includes data on the percentage of total price of attendance covered by Pell Grants and the…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Federal Aid, Grants, Educational Finance
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Bahr, Steven; Sparks, Dianah; Hoyer, Kathleen Mulvaney – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an important tool to help students find financial assistance. Not only do students fill out the FAFSA to apply for federal aid for post-secondary education, but also to be considered for aid by states, institutions, and private funders. Thus, filling out the FAFSA, specifically, and applying…
Descriptors: College Students, College Applicants, Student Financial Aid, Financial Aid Applicants
Marini, Jessica; Shaw, Emily; Young, Linda; Ewing, Maureen – College Board, 2018
This study investigated differences in college grading practices (first-year grade point average and course grades) by student and institutional characteristics and by academic discipline to inform and improve our understanding and use as among the most commonly employed criteria in validity and college readiness research. In addition, trends in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Grading, College Students, Student Characteristics
Wyatt, Jeff; Jagesic, Sanja; Godfrey, Kelly – College Board, 2018
The Advanced Placement® (AP®) Program offers high school students the opportunity to take rigorous coursework in high school and receive college credit for AP Exam scores that meet or exceed the requirements of their attending institution. Students receiving AP credit are typically exempted from an introductory level course or series of courses…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, High School Students, Scores, College Credits
Klepfer, Kasey; Ashton, Bryan; Bradley, Dwuana; Fernandez, Christopher; Wartel, Max; Webster, Jeff – Trellis Company, 2018
There is growing recognition that the interplay of student collegiate finances and academic performance influences key student outcomes like retention and graduation. Students experiencing high levels of stress related to finances and meeting basic needs may struggle to reach their academic potential. The Spring 2018 implementation of the Student…
Descriptors: College Students, Paying for College, Debt (Financial), Financial Needs
Looney, Dennis; Lusin, Natalia – Modern Language Association, 2018
This report describes lower- and upper-level undergraduate and graduate course enrollments in languages other than English in summer and fall 2016 reported by 2,547 AA-, BA-, MA-, and PhD-granting colleges and universities in the United States. Between fall 2013 and fall 2016, enrollments in languages other than English fell 9.2% in colleges and…
Descriptors: College Students, Language Enrollment, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends
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Velez, Erin Dunlop; Bentz, Alexander; Arbeit, Caren A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
To examine the relationships between beginning public 2-year students' academic progress and labor market participation, this report uses data from the 2012/14 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:12/14). The report explores the demographics, enrollment intensity, and 3-year attainment and persistence of students who started in…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Employment, Longitudinal Studies
Johnston, Lloyd D.; Miech, Richard A.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald g.; Schulenberg, John E.; Patrick, Megan E. – Institute for Social Research, 2018
Monitoring the Future (MTF) is a long-term study of substance use and related factors among U.S. adolescents, college students, and adult high school graduates through age 55. It is conducted annually and supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. MTF findings identify emerging susbstance use problems, track substance use trends, and…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 10, Grade 12, Secondary School Students
Miech, Richard A.; Johnston, Lloyd D.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald G.; Schulenberg, John E.; Patrick, Megan E. – Institute for Social Research, 2018
Substance use is a leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality; it is in large part why, among 17 high-income nations, people in the U.S. have the highest probability of dying by age 50. Substance use is also an important contributor to many social ills including child and spouse abuse, violence more generally, theft, suicide, and more;…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 10, Grade 12, Secondary School Students
Universities UK, 2018
The traditional three-year, full-time, on-campus path to a first degree remains one of the main routes to higher education. It accounts for 58% of all students at UK universities, and has successfully increased young participation to record levels. However, for those who work while studying or have caring responsibilities, more flexible approaches…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, Flexible Progression
Universities UK, 2018
Between the academic years 2010-11 and 2016-17, the number of people studying part-time at UK universities fell by 37%, with those students studying undergraduate courses part time falling by 47%. Prior research suggests that in addition to changes to the undergraduate funding system in England, factors such as the economic downturn have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Part Time Students, Higher Education, Student Costs
Weber, Jennifer – North Dakota University System, 2018
This report is intended to show the changes in attendance patterns for traditional college students enrolled in the North Dakota University System (NDUS) over a sixteen-year period between 2001-2016. This encompasses the entirety of Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) reported data since the inception of online IPEDS reporting.…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, College Attendance, College Students, State Universities
Randall, David – National Association of Scholars, 2018
The National Association of Scholars (NAS) has analyzed college common readings since 2010. Common reading selections partly reflect the constraints on their selection committees. Each year colleges admit large number of students who have not yet read a college-level book and some of whom have never read a full-length adult book at all. Faculty…
Descriptors: College Students, Recreational Reading, Reading Programs, Books
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