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Study Spotlights Effective Strategies for Helping Low-Income Students Succeed

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Feb. 14, 2018 A new report from the Working Students Success Network (WSSN) describes some of the barriers that low-income students face and identifies practices that can make a significant impact on student success. WSSN is a consortium of 19 community colleges in Arkansas, California, Virginia and Washington that was…

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Low-Income Ohio County Uses Clearinghouse To Help Students Succeed

The Star Beacon, Feb. 17, 2018 Ashtabula County (Ohio) has been unable to track most students after high school to confirm their statuses and measure the job they’re doing. If students stop enrolling for college semesters, they drop of the radar. The county is, however, working with local schools and the National Student Clearinghouse for…

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Saddle Up: 7 Trends Coming in 2018

Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 2, 2018 As we look at the landscape in 2018, here are seven major trends college leaders should prepare for. Spoiler alert: it’s tough out there. Read more>…

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The surprising Maine county that sends so many kids to college

Bangor Daily News, Nov. 27, 2017 All throughout Maine’s Aroostook County, it appears adults — whether teachers, family members or business owners — are making a point to catch and encourage young people in their schooling, so they might continue on to some type of college. Discover what they are doing>  …

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See how well Maine high schools do sending poorer kids to college

Maine Focus, Nov. 29, 2017 In general, schools with lower poverty rates were likely to see a larger share of their graduating classes go on to finish two- or four-year degree programs within the six years after high school graduation. The analysis is limited only to the graduating classes in 2009 and 2010, based on…

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Nearly 1 in 5 Graduates from High-Poverty High Schools Graduated within 6 Years

2017 High School Benchmarks Report: National College Progression Rates Released HERNDON, VA (Oct. 24, 2017) – Nearly one in five graduates from high-poverty, high schools graduated college within six years of finishing high school, and one in four students from low-income schools completed a college degree within six years of their high school graduation, according…

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5 Tips to Getting Through College Faster

Black Enterprise, Feb. 15, 2017 Tip 1: Prioritize school over work. While paying bills and earning income are important, don’t let it supplant educational goals. Data in “Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates,” a report by the nonprofit National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, illustrates that degree completion rates (for two, four, and…

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Female Mentors Can Help Level the STEM Playing Field in Higher Ed

MeriTalk, Nov. 17, 2016 From 2010 to 2020, STEM-related employment is projected to increase by 16 percent to more than 8.5 million jobs, according to the White House Council on Women and Girls. As early as 2018, the United States faces a skills shortage of 230,000 STEM employees, explains a CBS News report. However, the…

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New Report Puts Member-Served Students’ Outcomes in Context

National College Access Network, Nov. 16, 2016 The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s (NSCRC) fourth annual High School Benchmarks Report, released recently, examines the enrollment, persistence and completion outcomes of students across the country. These reports provide useful figures against which NCAN members can compare their student outcomes, especially when used in conjunction with data…

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Snapshot Report 32: Yearly Success and Progress Rates