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Sommo, Colleen; Cullinan, Dan; Manno, Michelle – MDRC, 2018
While the United States has made strides in increasing college access among low-income students, college completion has remained low. Graduation rates are particularly low at the nation's community colleges, which enroll a disproportionate percentage of low-income and nontraditional college students. Seeking to address this problem, in 2014 three…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Low Income Students
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Mulvenon, Sean W.; Robinson, Daniel H. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2014
The argument is made that increasing enrollments and graduation rates cannot occur while maintaining academic standards. Several U.S. universities are attempting to increase their enrollments to counter the financial difficulties created by a reduction in state support. These same universities are also under growing pressure from their state…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Standards, Graduation Rate, Enrollment
Page, Melissa; Stevenson, Olivia; Saylor, Judy – Grantee Submission, 2019
"UNISON" was an Investing in Innovation (i3) development grant funded by the Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education to Take Stock in Children (TSIC), a state-wide, 501(c)(3) non-profit, private-public partnership in Florida. UNISON provided a whole school mentoring approach and focused on developing students'…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Grants, Educational Innovation, Mentors
Bumpous, Deborah A. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
National trends show that college academic readiness and subsequent graduation rates continue to decline despite added attention being paid to advanced curriculum while in high school. This study utilized existing data to determine the relationship between completing or taking Advanced Placement® course(s) during high school and subsequent college…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, High School Students, College Graduates, Graduation
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Walker, Eddie G., II – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2016
The accountability of colleges and universities is a high priority for those making policy decisions. The purpose of this study was to determine institutional characteristics predicting retention rates, graduation rates and transfer-out rates using publicly available data from the US Department of Education. Using regression analysis, it was…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Predictive Measurement, Predictive Validity, Prediction
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Tudor, Thomas R. – Industry and Higher Education, 2018
Higher education institutions in the United States are under increasing pressure to retain and graduate more students. Traditionally, the academic advisor helps students to meet degree graduation requirements and may also do some minor career advising. A new approach is proposed, in which career coaching with industry help becomes just as…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Career Counseling, Job Satisfaction, Higher Education
DePaoli, Jennifer L.; Fox, Joanna Hornig; Ingram, Erin S.; Maushard, Mary; Bridgeland, John M.; Balfanz, Robert – Civic Enterprises, 2015
In 2013, the national high school graduation rate hit a record high of 81.4 percent, and for the third year in a row, the nation remained on pace to meet the 90 percent goal by the Class of 2020. This sixth annual update on America's high school dropout challenge shows that these gains have been made possible by raising graduation rates for…
Descriptors: High School Students, Graduation Rate, Dropouts, Achievement Gains
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Spangler, J. Mark; Slate, John R. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
In this investigation, the graduation and persistence rates of Texas community college students by ethnic membership (i.e., White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian) for the 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 academic years were examined. Statistically significant differences were present between the 2000 and the 2010 graduation and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Graduation Rate, Racial Differences
Jones, Linda D. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
Research indicates there are significant differences in the academic performance of minorities and whites, particularly at the high school level. On average, Latino and African American high school students read and perform math on the same level as 13-year-old white students and trail their white peers by an average of 20 test points on math and…
Descriptors: High Schools, Administrator Attitudes, African American Students, Males
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Wagner, Jennie M. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2015
Hispanic college enrollment in 2011 surpassed all other minority groups. However, Hispanic graduation rates continue to lag. This study examines background, academic integration, social integration, perception of prejudice and discrimination factors, and social capital factors, and how these affect Hispanic undergraduate 6-year completion rates at…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Selective Admission, Graduation Rate, Social Capital
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Dualeh, Delmar; Diaz-Mendoza, Virginia; Son, Monika; Luperon, Christian – Journal of College and Character, 2018
The low enrollment, retention, and graduation rate among men of color in higher education is a national crisis. The John Jay SEEK Department has created a committee focused exclusively to address this crisis. The committee's work includes focus and weekly support groups. The groups entitled P.O.W.E.R. (Pushing Our Will to Experience Resilience)…
Descriptors: College Students, African American Students, Minority Group Students, Males
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Therriault, Susan; Li, Yibing; Bhatt, Monica P.; Narlock, Jason – Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, 2017
High school graduation is a critical milestone for students as it has implications for future opportunity and success on both individual and societal levels. In Puerto Rico recent changes in how high school graduation rates are calculated have drawn closer attention to the issue of high school graduation and thus a growing interest in…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, High School Students, Graduation, Correlation
Sun, Jing; Spinney, Samantha – ICF International, 2017
For more than 30 years, NAF has been working to transform the American high school experience by joining the corporate and education worlds to help ensure that students graduate high school and are prepared for college and careers. NAF's education design incorporates an academy-development framework, alongside rigorous career-themed curricula and…
Descriptors: High School Students, High School Graduates, Graduation Rate, Cohort Analysis
Lovett, Andrew, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
High school graduation is the single largest hurdle that students must achieve to prepare for college and career (National Governor's Association, 2011). Fleischman & Heppen (2009) agree that American high schools must address the problem of declining graduation rate. Approximately 1.28 million students drop out of high school annually (Amos,…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High Schools, Art Education, Fine Arts
Walter, Frank – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
North Carolina's Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District experienced a significant improvement in its graduation rates for students from low-income families--from just 52% in 2009 to 85.2% in 2016--which has been credited to the district's shift to community schools.
Descriptors: Integrated Services, School Support, Graduation Rate, Low Income Students
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