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College Attainment

The Urgency of Increasing Higher Education Attainment in America

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 06.09.2015 | Education
Jamie Merisotis

New data reveal that our country risks falling behind in a global race -- the competition for innovation and, above all else, talent -- unless actions are taken now to significantly increase postsecondary attainment.

Affordability and Attainment: Student Success From Acceptance to Graduation

Carol L. Folt, Ph.D. | Posted 12.17.2014 | College
Carol L. Folt, Ph.D.

Economic diversity at most top universities remains low. But the conversation on this issue is often one-sided, focused narrowly on why there aren't more low- and middle-income students enrolled. Equally troubling is what happens to these students when they manage to get in the door.

Drawbacks of "15 to Finish"

Tom Snyder | Posted 11.05.2014 | College
Tom Snyder

A recent study by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, funded by The Lumina Foundation, reveals that over the past two decades, more than have enrolled in college without obtaining a degree or certificate.

Attainment Agenda Not The Enemy of Quality, But The Friend of Affordability

Dr. Jamie Williamson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. Jamie Williamson

If institutions sacrifice quality to decrease costs, they will decrease their potential to attract and retain students. In the long run, sacrificing quality to increase affordability just won't work. We have to increase affordability in other ways.

Young Men, Minorities Worse Off In Hunt For College Degrees: Study

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2013 | Black Voices

* 30 pct of women earn bachelor's degree vs. 22 pct of men * Whites twice as likely to graduate college by age of 25 * I...

U.S. College Degree Holders Sliding Among Global Competitors: Report

The Huffington Post | Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 12.06.2012 | Education

President Obama has made it a priority for the U.S. to regain its position as the leading producer of college graduates by the year 2020 — a goal th...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Young Latinos Vital To Reaching National College Degree Attainment Goals | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 10.16.2011 | Latino Voices

Daniel Perez narrowly avoided the fate of navigating his young life armed with only a high school diploma. His family had emigrated from Mexico whe...

Joy Resmovits

Latino Student, Teacher Populations Don't Match Up | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.12.2011 | Latino Voices

One day during his first week teaching fourth grade in San Antonio’s largely Hispanic Bonham Academy, David Nungaray -- a Teach for America teacher ...

Less Than Half Of College Students Attained Degrees In The Last 6 Years, New Study Shows

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The National Center for Education Statistics this week released findings of a longitudinal study that followed the attainment and persistence rates of...