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Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2017
This document presents statistics about higher education in Maryland for 2017. The tables in this document are presented according to the following categories: (1) Students; (2) Retention and Graduation; (3) Degrees; (4) Faculty; (5) Revenues and Expenditures; (6) Tuition and Fees; (7) Financial Aid; and (8) Private Career Schools. [For…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, College Freshmen
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Harrison, Colin; Tanner, Kimberly D. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2018
Language matters. What we say can have profound effects on an individual's sense of belonging, self-efficacy, and science identity. One of the ways that these biases can manifest is in our language, through the use of microaggressions. Here, the term "microaggressions" is used to describe brief, sometimes subtle, everyday exchanges that…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Aggression, Higher Education, Educational Environment
Bounds, Laura E. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
College retention has become increasingly important for many reasons. Individuals who attain bachelor's degrees, on average, have higher earning power and more career options than individuals with only a high school degree. Higher education institutes also benefit when students are retained and graduate. With the most recent budget crisis, higher…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, School Holding Power, Higher Education, College Freshmen
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de Freitas, Sara; Gibson, David; Du Plessis, Coert; Halloran, Pat; Williams, Ed; Ambrose, Matt; Dunwell, Ian; Arnab, Sylvester – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
With digitisation and the rise of e-learning have come a range of computational tools and approaches that have allowed educators to better support the learners' experience in schools, colleges and universities. The move away from traditional paper-based course materials, registration, admissions and support services to the mobile, always-on and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Records, Data Analysis, Information Utilization
Group of Eight (NJ1), 2010
In recent years there has been an overall lack of a clear and cohesive research funding policy for higher education which poses real risks in Australia's ability to sustain research excellence and is likely to lead to a decline in Australia's research performance at the international level. This could well lead to a decline in the reputation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Research Universities, Educational Finance
Kottich, Sarah – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This study analyzed tuition reductions in the private not-for-profit sector of higher education, utilizing a quantitative descriptive and correlational approach with secondary data analysis. It resulted in a listing of 45 institutions with verified tuition reductions from 2007 to 2017, more than previously thought. It found that the…
Descriptors: Tuition, Statistical Analysis, Incidence, Outcomes of Education
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Reed, Susan C.; Rosenberg, Helen; Statham, Anne; Rosing, Howard – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2015
This study explores the role of community service learning (CSL) in promoting undergraduate persistence relative to other experiences students have in college, their entering characteristics, and institutional features. By following the 2009 freshmen cohort at three Midwestern universities over three years, this study finds that students'…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Undergraduate Students, Academic Persistence, Role
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Hobson, Tiffaney D.; Puruhito, Krista K. – Online Learning, 2018
This study was designed to better understand what drives the learning and performance of students enrolled in distance-learning courses. Between 1999 and 2015, the number of students enrolled in at least one online course increased from 10% to 30% (NCES, 2014; NCES, 2018). Of the six million students currently enrolled in at least one…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Motivation, Correlation, Online Courses
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Rubin, Mark – Higher Education Research and Development, 2012
In 2008, Denise Bradley and colleagues published their "Review of Australian Higher Education." A key point of the Bradley Review was to highlight the long-standing under-representation of working-class people at Australia's universities. Working-class people represent 25% of Australia's general population; however, they represent only…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Working Class, Social Life
Griffin, Barbara – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Majority of English as second language (ESL) students attending primary and secondary schools in the United States are not considered college ready despite mandated educational strategies aimed at improving language acquisition and academic performance. ESL students are more likely to drop out within the first 2 years of college than their…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty, Secondary School Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Oseguera, Leticia; Locks, Angela M.; Vega, Irene I. – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2009
Notwithstanding years of retention efforts, graduation rates of Latinas/os remain alarmingly low. The purpose of this review is threefold. First, the authors go beyond traditional theory and highlight those scholars who shed new information on retention for Latina/o students. Second, they summarize factors that specifically affect Latina/o…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Hispanic American Students, Educational Attainment, Academic Persistence
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Menifield, Charles E. – Journal of Education Finance, 2012
Student retention and low graduation rates are the most significant problems associated with state provided student aid. Evidence suggests that the problems are chronic to certain populations in state colleges and universities. This research examines lottery scholarship data to determine those factors that affect scholarship retention and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, School Holding Power, Grade Point Average, Evidence
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Boyle, Mike; Gotcher, David; Otts, David – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2018
In 2008, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) formed a special committee to make recommendations to increase the educational attainment of Tennessee adults. Called the Making Opportunity Affordable-Tennessee (MOA-TN) Adult Strategies Group, the new committee was convened with 23 higher education officials from across the state with…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Adult Students, Student Evaluation, Labor Force Development
Kim, Jee Eun – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The higher demand for online learning has impacted the higher education institutions to offer more online learning courses. The enrollment rates for online learning continue to increase and the proportion of students taking at least one online course is at an all-time high. However, the low retention rates of online courses are concerning higher…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Synchronous Communication, Electronic Learning, Student Satisfaction
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Phelps, L. Allen; Chan, Hsun-Yu – Journal of Career and Technical Education, 2016
Post-recession Federal policy initiatives, such as secondary/postsecondary career pathways and gainful employment higher education accountability standards, prioritize the alignment of education practices with market-driven outcomes. Using longitudinal student record data merged from college and state K-12 data systems with the Unemployment…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, High School Students, College Credits, Longitudinal Studies
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