As higher education policymakers and advocates consider new federal measures of student persistence and completion, how do these measures “stack up” when data from actual institutions—particularly those that serve “post-traditional” students—are used to calculate them? This technical report uses data from 11 institutions to demonstrate the importance of including all students and all outcomes in measures of institutional performance.
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16 Sep 2016
This brief, the fourth in a series about ISAs, addresses evidence that suggests loan aversion may be especially prevalent among underserved and underrepresented students. The brief concludes that ISAs could provide an alternative to student loans—in particular, for loan-averse individuals whose views of student debt are determined primarily by negative experiences with debt among family and friends, thereby removing one key barrier to college-going for this population.
24 Aug 2016
This rubric, drawn from the expertise of leaders within the postsecondary Competency-based education (CBE) field, is designed to help CBE program leaders, their campus colleagues, and researchers describe key features of their CBE program.
6 Jan 2016
This third brief in a series explores high school students’ and parents’ perceptions of income share agreements (ISAs) as well as their decisions about how to pay for college.