Closing the College Success Gap for Low-income Students

Listen to the inaugural episode of dotEDU, ACE’s new podcast. Co-hosts Jon Fansmith and Lorelle Espinosa talk with Jim McCorkell about College Possible’s flagship initiative—an intensive curriculum of coaching and support to help low-income students enroll in college—as well as the newer Catalyze Program, which supports student persistence and success directly on college campuses.

NCES Outlines Preliminary Educational and Employment Experiences of Recent Graduates

A report recently released by the National Center for Educational Statistics discusses the preliminary findings on employment and educational outcomes of bachelor’s degree recipients participating in the 2016/17 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study.

Mapping College Attainment

A recent article and accompanying interactive map by the Center for American Progress highlights the postsecondary attainment rates for racial and ethnic groups across the nation, as well as the gaps that exist for people of color.

Report: Is the University Next Door the Way to Upward Mobility?

The American Enterprise Institute investigated factors that might explain such variation in mobility rates in their latest report, “Is the University Next Door the Way to Upward Mobility?” Taking a specific look at comprehensive universities, public institutions that primarily enroll students who live near the campus, AEI reveals upward mobility ranges from around 30 percent to over 70 percent at competitive schools and less selective schools.

Veterans Education Success Report Examines Veterans’ Completion Rates

A recent report released by Veterans Education Success examined the factors surrounding postsecondary degree completion of student veterans including rate of completion, use of GI Bill benefits, and time-to-degree.

Brookings Report Highlights Strategies to Improve Completion Rates at Community Colleges

A recent Brookings report takes aim at the structural and motivational barriers that inhibit persistence and completion among community college students.

Series by Third Way and AEI Sheds Light on College Completion

Elevating College Completion is a recently released series that aims to inform readers about how many students who enter undergraduate programs end up completing their degree. It examines some potential policy tools that could be used to incentivize institutions to take steps to increase their completion rates.

Video: Nancy Zimpher Discusses College Completion and Leadership in 2018 Atwell Lecture

Nancy L. Zimpher, SUNY chancellor emeritus, senior fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government, and faculty member at the University at Albany (NY), gave the keynote address during the ACE2018 Robert H. Atwell Plenary March 11. Watch her full remarks.

ACE2018: Strengthening Transfer Pathways to Improve Student Success

To address issues surrounding transfer students and degree completion, experts gathered during ACE2018 to discuss important initiatives, resources, strategies, and research currently underway.

ACE2018: The Forgotten Students—The Completion Crisis in Higher Education

There are 31 million Americans with some college and no degree. People leave college for a variety of reasons. What ReUp, a company specializing in helping students complete their degrees, has discovered is that it rarely has to do with academics

Salem State University Shrinks Graduation Gap for Latino Students

Salem State University has made it a priority to increase the chances of success for their Latino students, a demographic particularly at risk of not finishing their degrees. Recently recognized by The Education Trust as one of the top-ten performing institutions in this endeavor, Salem State has used a variety of approaches to provide an environment of support and close the achievement gap.

MDRC Report: The Power of Fully Supporting Community College Students

A recent report by MDRC reveals the impact of the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), a program developed by the City University of New York.