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Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire, 2019
The "2018 Annual Report on People with Disabilities in America" is a companion volume to the "2018 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium" (ED595182) and "Supplement" (ED595183). While previous editions of the Annual Report highlighted state differences, the "2018 Annual Report" centers on national trends.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Incidence, Employment, Income
Campbell, Colleen – Center for American Progress, 2019
The United States has boosted attainment rates over the past decade, with the share of young adults with at least an associate degree increasing by 20 percent, resulting in an additional 5 million more individuals earning a college degree. But these gains in postsecondary attainment are not evenly distributed across the country. Of the 218.6…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Postsecondary Education, Whites, African Americans
Batalova, Jeanne; Fix, Michael – Migration Policy Institute, 2019
Immigrants and their U.S.-born children, who together comprise the immigrant-origin population, are an important if sometimes under-recognized source of talent for U.S. and state economies. With the country facing both an aging population and declining birth rate, immigrant-origin adults are expected to provide nearly all labor-force growth in the…
Descriptors: Adults, Immigrants, Educational Attainment, Postsecondary Education
Cass, Oren – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2018
America's education system, from kindergarten through the state university, is designed to produce college graduates. Those who stop short of at least a community-college diploma are widely regarded as failures, or at least victims of a failed system. Yet most Americans fall into this category, and current trends offer little hope for improvement.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, College Attendance, Dropouts
Engle, Jennifer; Yeado, Joseph; Brusi, Rima; Cruz, Jose L. – Education Trust, 2012
To preserve our nation's democratic ideals and compete in the global economy, we must improve postsecondary educational attainment. Indeed, the stakes are so high that prominent government and business leaders have set a goal for the United States to regain its status as the world's most educated country by 2020. Given demographic and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Graduates, Educational Attainment, Transfer Students
American Youth Policy Forum, 2012
If the U.S. is to increase the number of college graduates and boost our national competitiveness, we must redouble our efforts to ensure all students graduate from high school prepared for postsecondary learning and careers. This means creating comprehensive education systems that provide learning options that enable a range of pathways to…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Educational Change, Politics of Education, Graduation
Le, Cecilia; Frankfort, Jill – Jobs for the Future, 2011
More than 200 early college high schools serving 50,000 students have opened across the United States since 2002--and they are achieving results. Eighty-six percent of early college graduates enroll in college immediately after high school, compared with two-thirds of high school graduates nationwide. Of the 3,000 early college graduates in 2009,…
Descriptors: High Schools, Academic Achievement, High School Graduates, College Graduates
Johnson, Jean; Rochkind, Jon; Ott, Amber – Public Agenda, 2011
This paper reports findings from a national random sample survey of more than 600 young Americans, asking them for their views on jobs, college, and their own economic prospects. The survey was designed to shed light on questions such as these: (1) How do young Americans think about college and jobs as they become working-age adults and begin…
Descriptors: Higher Education, High School Graduates, College Graduates, Young Adults