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DiBenedetto, Katelyn; Roberson, Amanda Janice; Collis, Jessica; Sharpe, Rachelle; Couturier, Lara; Moore, Cristen – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2023
TransferBOOST (Bachelor's Opportunity Options that are Straightforward and Transparent) is a multi-year state-level initiative developed to provide students with affordable, quality, well-supported two- to four-year pathways. On average, 43 percent of credits are lost nationwide through the transfer process. Recognizing that today's students…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Universities, Bachelors Degrees
DiBenedetto, Katelyn; Roberson, Amanda Janice; Collis, Jessica; Sharpe, Rachelle; Couturier, Lara; Moore, Cristen – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2023
TransferBOOST (Bachelor's Opportunity Options that are Straightforward and Transparent) is a multi-year state-level initiative developed to provide students with affordable, quality, well-supported two- to four-year pathways. For every 100 students who enroll in community colleges, 31 students transfer to a four-year institution. Of those, only 15…
Descriptors: Equal Education, College Transfer Students, Bachelors Degrees, Educational Attainment
Isaac, James; Velez, Erin; Roberson, Amanda Janice – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2023
Students, families, colleges, and lawmakers need clearer information on postsecondary outcomes to make informed decisions. By leveraging data available at institutions and federal agencies, a nationwide student-level data network (SLDN) would close information gaps that persist in our higher education landscape to answer critical questions about…
Descriptors: College Students, Data, Information Networks, Program Design
Collis, Jessica; Sharpe, Rachelle; Couturier, Lara; Moore, Cristen; DiBenedetto, Katelyn; Roberson, Amanda Janice – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2023
TransferBOOST (Bachelor's Opportunity Options that are Straightforward and Transparent) is a multi-year state-level initiative developed to provide students with affordable, quality, well-supported two- to four-year pathways. Affordability matters a great deal for transfer students, but it has typically not been understood or prioritized. The IHEP…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, State Programs, Access to Education, Bachelors Degrees
Dancy, Kim; Garcia-Kendrick, Genevieve; Cheng, Diane – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2023
There is overwhelming evidence that pursuing a college education provides substantial economic and non-economic benefits to students. But how much a degree is worth depends heavily on the institution a student attends. Unfortunately, value also is still influenced by a student's race, income, and gender, due to inequities in our higher education…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Student Financial Aid, Outcomes of Education, Educational Policy
Copa, Nancy; Campbell, Jim; Roberson, Amanda Janice – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2022
As support continues to grow across the country and across the political spectrum for the federal student-level data network (SLDN) proposed in the College Transparency Act (CTA), IHEP partnered with AEM Education Services, with input from RTI International, to further build out a roadmap to support the implementation of the SLDN. "Frameworks…
Descriptors: Information Networks, College Students, Data Collection, Data Use
Rubin, Paul G.; Kauppila, Sheena A.; Taylor, Jason L.; Davis, Leanne – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2022
Situated in the northwestern corner of Ohio, Bowling Green State University (BGSU) is reengaging adult students with "some college, but no degree" (SCND), promoting equitable attainment, and improving students' workforce outcomes. BGSU is a residential four-year university with a vibrant campus culture, NCAA Athletics, and over 200…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Dropouts, Stopouts, Universities
Taylor, Jason L.; Klein-Collins, Rebecca; Kauppila, Sheena A.; Hudson, Sean – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2022
As the economy struggles to recover amidst ongoing uncertainty, adults across the country could benefit from earning a degree and opening the door to new careers. Colleges and universities recognize the importance--but also the challenge--of getting "some college no degree" (SCND) students back on track and supporting them, along with…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Stopouts, Reentry Students, Academic Records
Davis, Leanne; Pocai, Jennifer; Santos, Janiel – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2022
There are at least 39 million Americans who have attended college but needed to stop out before earning a degree. The "Degree Reclamation Playbook" supports practitioners seeking to reengage this population, capture the momentum of existing credits, and bring students across the degree finish line. Drawing on more than a decade of work,…
Descriptors: Stopouts, Educational Attainment, Adult Students, Reverse Transfer Students
Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2022
Postsecondary education has the potential to transform lives by providing economic and non-economic benefits to students, their families, communities, the workforce, and ultimately the entire world--but only if the policies that shape that system are themselves equitable. To support more inclusive and deliberate policymaking processes at every…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education
Davis, Leanne; Pocai, Jennifer; Taylor, Jason L.; Kauppila, Sheena A.; Rubin, Paul – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2022
Higher education is the surest pathway to a better living and a better life. Yet, the goal of a valuable college credential goes unrealized for too many students, especially students of color and students from low-income backgrounds. Today, more than 36 million Americans have some college credit, but no awarded degree and, the COVID-19 pandemic…
Descriptors: Time to Degree, Capacity Building, Stopouts, Reentry Students
Isaac, James; Pretlow, Josh; Cheng, Diane; Roberson, Amanda Janice – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2022
We cannot continue to ask students -- and their families -- to make one of the largest and most important investments of their lives without clearer information about what their time and money will yield. Fortunately, support is broad across the country and across the political spectrum for a federal student-level data network (SLDN), which would…
Descriptors: College Students, Information Networks, Federal Programs, Higher Education
Santos, Janiel; Peters, Eleanor Eckerson – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2022
Informed by interviews with campus administrators and Northern Arizona University (NAU) students, the "Student Success is the DNA of NAU" case study outlines strategies this public, four-year, Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) is employing to build NAU into an engine of opportunity for students and the communities they represent. The…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Hispanic American Students, College Students, Minority Serving Institutions
Kauppila, Sheena A.; Rubin, Paul G.; Taylor, Jason L.; Stovall, Karen L.; Davis, Leanne – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2021
Located in Minnesota, Anoka-Ramsey Community College (ARCC) is an inspiring example of what a suburban community college can do to expand its ability to serve and reengage students with "some college, but no degree." As a finalist for the prestigious Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence in 2017, ARCC fulfills many roles common to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Case Studies, Suburban Schools, COVID-19
Rubin, Paul G.; Kauppila, Sheena A.; Taylor, Jason L.; Stovall, Karen L.; Davis, Leanne – Institute for Higher Education Policy, 2021
Located in Redding, California, Shasta College is an inspiring example of why serving students with "some college, but no degree" is critical to supporting the local community. Most residents in the area, which is one of the state's northernmost counties, live and work in the immediate area and serve the community through local…
Descriptors: Stopouts, Reentry Students, Higher Education, Educational Attainment
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