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Cahalan, M.; Perna, L. W.; Yamashita, M.; Wright, J.; Santillan, S. – Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, 2018
The purposes of this equity indicators project are to: (1) report the status of higher education equity in the United States and identify changes over time in measures of equity; (2) identify policies and practices that promote and hinder progress; and (3) illustrate the need for increased support of policies, programs, and practices that not only…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Higher Education, Equal Education, Educational Trends
Cahalan, M.; Perna, L. W.; Yamashita, M.; Ruiz, R.; Franklin, K. – Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, 2017
The purposes of this equity indicators project are to: (1) report the status of higher education equity in the United States and identify changes over time in measures of equity; (2) identify policies and practices that promote and hinder progress; and (3) illustrate the need for increased support of policies, programs, and practices that not only…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Higher Education, Equal Education, Educational Trends
Cahalan, Margaret; Perna, Laura; Yamashita, Mika; Ruiz, Roman; Franklin, Khadish – Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, 2016
The purposes of this publication are: (1) to report the status of higher education equity in the United States and to identify changes over time in measures of equity; and (2) to identify policies and practices that promote and hinder progress; and to illustrate the need for increased support of policies, programs and practices that not only…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Higher Education, Equal Education, Educational Trends
Cahalan, Margaret; Perna, Laura – Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, 2015
The U.S. has a core constitutional and founding commitment to equality of opportunity for all citizens. Whether viewed as an end in itself or a means to fostering increased national achievement and competitiveness, the 21st century United States conversation about equity reflects a national consensus about the many benefits of and necessity for…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Equal Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
Cahalan, Margaret; Goodwin, David – Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, 2014
In January 2009, in the last week of the Bush Administration, the U.S. Department of Education (ED), upon orders from the departing political appointee staff, published the final report in a long running National Evaluation of Upward Bound (UB). The study was conducted by the contractor, Mathematica Policy Research. After more than a year in…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, College Readiness, Access to Education, Data Analysis
Nichols, Andrew Howard; Clinedinst, Melissa – Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, 2013
This report examines provisional admission as an initiative that can expand four-year college access and success for students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Provisional admission policies and programs enable students to enroll at an institution under specific conditions. Students are often required to meet certain academic…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Programs, Academic Support Services, Transitional Programs
Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, 2012
It is intuitive for businesses and corporations to be worried about the nation's economic competitiveness in the globalized marketplace. To help close this income-based degree attainment gap, models of college access and success programs continue to emerge among the corporate sector. For years, many corporations have established internship and/or…
Descriptors: Corporations, School Business Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Human Capital
Miller, Abby; Taylor Smith, Chandra; Nichols, Andrew – Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, 2011
This paper offers a comprehensive description of the academic and social support systems for low-income, first-generation students attending a major four-year, for-profit, multi-campus university. College retention and success research has determined that effective support services succeed in retaining and graduating low-income, first-generation…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Low Income Groups, At Risk Students, College Students
Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, 2011
Data is reported as percentages based on proficiency in the subject. "Low-income" on this data sheet means students who qualify for the National School Lunch Program. Reading data is from 2009 National Center for Education Statistics assessments and writing data is from 2002 and 2007. A brief list of references and resources is included.
Descriptors: Reading Tests, Writing Tests, Reading Achievement, Writing Achievement
Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, 2011
Data is reported as percentages in 4th, 8th, and 12th grades based on proficiency in the subject ("Below Basic," "At Basic," "At Proficient", or "At Advanced"). "Low-income" on this data sheet means students who qualify for the National School Lunch Program. Both math and science data are from 2009…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Grade 8, Grade 12, Mathematics Achievement
O'Brien, Colleen – Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, 2011
In 2001, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched the multi-year, multi-million dollar Washington State Achievers Scholarship program. Concerned about disparities in college participation for low-income students in the state of Washington versus their wealthier peers, the Gates Foundation partnered with the College Success Foundation…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Paying for College, Financial Support, Educational Opportunities
Nichols, Andrew Howard – Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, 2011
Improving college degree attainment is essential as the United States seeks to remain economically competitive in a globalized marketplace. As the economy continues to evolve and become increasingly more complex, it is critical that our education system provides our youth with the skills, ingenuity, and critical thinking abilities that can…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Income, Educational Attainment, Higher Education
Miller, Abby; Erisman, Wendy – Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, 2011
The objectives of this research were to identify: 1) promising institutional practices for retaining and graduating low-income, first-generation community college transfer students at four-year institutions, including any transfer-specific support systems; 2) outcomes of transfer students (i.e., graduation rates) at four-year institutions in…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Low Income Groups, Economically Disadvantaged, College Transfer Students
Miller, Abby; Smith, Chandra Taylor – Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, 2009
In 2004 ECMC Foundation published a guide called "Realizing the College Dream" (RTCD) which is designed for educators and staff to help low-income, first-generation college, middle and high school students increase their expectations of attending postsecondary education, and take steps to realize this goal. While ECMC Foundation trainings and…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Use Studies, Program Evaluation, First Generation College Students
Smith, Chandra Taylor; Miller, Abby – Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, 2009
This study asks the question: what are the promising practices for transferring students from two-year to four-year institutions? To answer this question, the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education conducted a study to examine the institutional characteristics, practices, and policies that might contribute to assuring that…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Community Colleges, College Transfer Students, Low Income Groups
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