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Field, Kelly – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
Three times during the past decade, the Pittsburgh campus of Kaplan Career Institute was named "school of the year" by Kaplan Higher Education, a for-profit higher-education company with more than 70 campuses nationwide. The award recognized the college for its rapid growth and high graduation and job-placement rates. But some former…
Descriptors: Proprietary Schools, Private Colleges, College Faculty, Faculty College Relationship
Blankenship, Mark – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2010
Using data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and College Results Online--a website that lets the public access a school's enrollment and graduation statistics on the basis of categories such as race, ethnicity, and gender--Education Trust or EdTrust, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit that aims to close the gaps that keep many…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Minority Group Students, School Statistics, Low Income Groups
Brydolf, Carol – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2009
Conventional wisdom has long held that Asian American students are conscientious, brainy, and successful, and a look at the statistics makes it clear that many are. These students routinely post the highest scores on California's standardized tests, are most likely to graduate from high school, and have the highest rates of eligibility for…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Pacific Americans, Ethnic Stereotypes, Academic Achievement