Researchers found that a 2007 performance accountability policy in Washington state did not lead to greater retention or associate's degrees at community college, but short-term certificates did increase.
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Jobs for the Future released a report calling for better coordination between state and campus policies to promote college completion, particularly with interventions to assist low-income, nontraditional students.
December 04, 2014
The Obama administration released a progress report on commitments from the 100-plus participants at the first College Opportunity Action Summit in January.
December 02, 2014
A new report from Complete College America outlines the low, on-time graduation rates for college students and recommends major changes in the ways higher education structures its advising and programs.
November 21, 2014
More than 350 counselors, school leaders, and academics gathered at San Diego State University this week to work in teams to develop plans that would strength the role of school counselors in promoting college access and success.
November 06, 2014
While long-term certificates and associate degrees earned at community colleges can lead to higher wages, a new study finds minimal benefits from short-term certificates with wide variation by field of study.
August 07, 2014
A new study finds high school preparation and finances are key factors in college completion, dispelling notion that selectivity of a school is an advantage.
July 29, 2014
Nearly 31 million Americans have "some college" but no degree in the past 20 years, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
June 19, 2014
A new report from the Education Trust calls for more accountability for colleges that graduate less than 15 percent of students in six years and have a large share of students who are unable to repay their loans after leaving school.
June 18, 2014
AT&T and Udacity partner to offer online degrees with job-focused credentials in six to 12 months.