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Lester, Patrick – Online Submission, 2018
Only 60 percent of students in post-secondary education in the United States graduate within six years of enrollment. Some minority and disadvantaged students graduate at significantly lower rates. As Congress considers reauthorizing the Higher Education Act, some consideration is being given to promoting greater use of evidence-based programs and…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Access to Education, College Students, Graduation Rate
Brown, Chanda Denea – Online Submission, 2015
This study explored whether a predictive model of student loan default could be developed with data from an institution's three-year cohort default rate report. The study used borrower data provided by a large two-year community college. Independent variables under investigation included total undergraduate Stafford student loan debt, total number…
Descriptors: Models, Loan Default, Community Colleges, Undergraduate Students
Katsinas, Stephen G.; D'Amico, Mark M.; Friedel, Janice N. – Online Submission, 2011
With current tuition increases at more than double the rate of inflation and cuts in state funding and Pell Grant programs, students and their families are being squeezed financially. The purpose of this study was to uncover access and funding issues by displaying current year and future year predictions for all access sectors including community…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Education, Community Colleges, Access to Education
Katsinas, Stephen G.; Friedel, Janice N. – Online Submission, 2010
There are growing pressures for community colleges and regional universities to accommodate the rise in student enrollment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate access and funding issues across public higher education institutions in the United States. Responses to a survey, conducted by the Education Policy Center at the University of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Education, Community Colleges, Access to Education
Johnson, Carol Siri – Online Submission, 2007
Due to the increasing complexity in the financial aid process and the movement of available financial aid up the economic scale, poor people and minorities have less access to college, including engineering programs. Some impediments are lack of access to knowledge about college, increasing complexity and up-front costs in the application process…
Descriptors: Barriers, Access to Education, Student Financial Aid, Student Diversity