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Schneider, Kimberly R.; Nair, Uday; Straney, Rachel; Lancey, Patrice; Tripp, Mary – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2021
Retention and student success in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) remains a priority for institutions, and low rates of retention in STEM for underrepresented populations continues to be a concern. In this report, we compiled data from the first eight years of a STEM living-learning program focused on early engagement in…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Freshmen, Comparative Analysis, Graduation Rate
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Dahlvig, Christopher A.; Dahlvig, Jolyn E.; Chatriand, Craig M. – Christian Higher Education, 2020
As the cost of higher education continues to rise faster than inflation and as the pressure from community colleges offering four-year degrees increases (See:, it is imperative that colleges and universities examine…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, School Holding Power, Costs, Resource Allocation
Christiansen, David W. – School District of Palm Beach County, 2016
On January 5, 2016, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) released graduation rates for the State of Florida and the School District of Palm Beach County (SDPBC). The Federal High School Graduation Rate includes standard diplomas but excludes special diplomas and GEDs (General Education Diplomas). In FY2015, SDPBC outperformed Florida and six…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, School Districts, Urban Schools, African American Students
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Schmidt, Anthony – Journal of International Students, 2020
Do increased expenditures lead to improvements in international students' outcomes? As state subsidies for public higher education institutions remain low, the reliance on out-of-state tuition from international students underscores their importance. Because international students often pay such higher tuition fees, it is worth studying how such…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Graduation Rate, Outcomes of Education, Expenditures
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Stout, Rebecca; Archie, Cephas; Cross, David; Carman, Carol A. – Intercultural Education, 2018
This study examines the relationship between faculty racial/ethnic diversity and graduation rates of undergraduate students, in particular those from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority populations. Using IPEDS data, the researchers calculated a Diversity Score for each institution. Findings suggest U.S. faculty diversity is lower than in…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, College Faculty, Diversity (Faculty), Correlation
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Wade, Nathaniel L. – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2019
Student success measurements for 4-year institutions of higher education are a topic of importance for numerous stakeholders including prospective and current students, parents, staff, faculty, administrators, governing boards, policymakers, and citizens. Common measures of student success are retention rates and 4- and 6-year graduation rates.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Graduation Rate, School Holding Power, College Students
Sugarman, Julie – Migration Policy Institute, 2019
Graduation from high school is an important achievement for students, and one that has implications for their future educational opportunities and earnings. For the last two decades, graduation rates have also been among the metrics used to evaluate school effectiveness under federal law, with the aim of ensuring that all students receive a…
Descriptors: Accountability, English Language Learners, School Districts, Educational Quality
Milton, Orlando, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study sought to examine the impact of financial, academic, and demographic institutional factors on the graduation rate of male student athletes. Specifically, this study was concerned with the predictive power of financial (total athletic operating expenses, recruiting expenses, and student aid for athletes), academic (SAT verbal, SAT math,…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Graduation Rate, Athletes, Males
Villarreal, Michael U. – Texas Education Research Center, 2018
Over the previous two decades, state lawmakers have made two fundamental changes to how they finance their public universities. They have shifted more of the costs of higher education to students and their families through higher tuition rates; and created new grant programs that are not solely based on financial need but require prior…
Descriptors: Merit Scholarships, Grants, Student Financial Aid, Graduation Rate
Christiansen, David W. – School District of Palm Beach County, 2016
In FY16, the School District of Palm Beach County (SDPBC) outperformed Florida and six other large urban school districts and increased the graduation rate from FY15. The Federal High School Graduation Rate includes standard diplomas but excludes special diplomas and GEDs (General Education Diplomas). This memorandum reports the graduation rates…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, School Districts, Urban Schools, African American Students
Office of English Language Acquisition, US Department of Education, 2016
The Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) has synthesized key data on English learners (ELs) into two-page PDF sheets, by topic, with graphics, plus key contacts. The topic for this report on English Learners (ELs) are national- and state-level high school graduation rates for English Learners. The following data are presented: (1)…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, High School Graduates, Graduation Rate, Racial Differences
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Caves, Katherine; Balestra, Simone – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The authors examined the short- and long-term effects of high school exit exams (HSEEs) on graduation rates and achievement using an interrupted time series approach. There is a positive overall effect of HSEE introduction for graduation rate trends, which is heterogeneous over time. HSEEs have a negative impact on graduation rates in the year of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Exit Examinations, Academic Achievement, Graduation Rate
Domanico, Ray – Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2021
Each year, more than 55,000 students graduate from the public high schools run by the New York City Department of Education (DOE); 58,000 did so in school year 2019-20. In percentage terms, the city's cohort graduation rate--that is, the percentage of entering ninth-graders who graduated within four years--has increased steadily from the early…
Descriptors: High Schools, Community Colleges, Urban Schools, Public Schools
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Riedl, Ann; Yeung, Fan; Burke, Tina – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2021
Active learning has been shown to improve student learning and engagement in many 4-year institutions; however, large-scale studies on the efficacy of active learning in community colleges are lacking. In this study, we investigate the effects of active learning in a first semester majors' general biology course at a large, suburban community…
Descriptors: Flipped Classroom, Teaching Methods, Active Learning, Biology
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Candelaria, Christopher A.; Shores, Kenneth A. – Education Finance and Policy, 2019
We provide new evidence about the effect of court-ordered finance reforms that took place between 1989 and 2010 on per-pupil revenues and graduation rates. We account for heterogeneity in the treated and counterfactual groups to estimate the effect of overturning a state's finance system. Seven years after reform, the highest poverty quartile in a…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Finance Reform, Expenditure per Student, Graduation Rate
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