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Learning to Work, Working to Learn

Learning to Work, Working to Learn

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation shares 10 case studies that detail how employers and postsecondary education providers are working collaboratively to improve the education-to-employment pipeline in their local communities. Read More

Learning While Earning: How Low Income Working Learners Differ From All Other American College Students

Learning While Earning: How Low Income Working Learners Differ From All Other American College Students

Researchers from the Georgetown University Center on Education and Workforce examine the challenges working students face and the impacts of these challenges on completion and debt.   Read More

Putting Students First: Are Associate Degrees Preparing Graduates For Successful Careers?

Putting Students First: Are Associate Degrees Preparing Graduates For Successful Careers?

Senior Economist Jonathan Rothwell of Gallup, presents data on employment outcomes for college graduates from different types of colleges. Read More

Return on Investment: What is the Value of the Associate Degree?

Return on Investment: What is the Value of the Associate Degree?

This report, developed with support from Strada Education Network‚Ą†, provides a checklist of high-impact practices that colleges can employ to support students on their journey to college completion and improved employment outcomes. Read More

The Family-Friendly Campus Imperative: Supporting Success Among Community College Students With Children

The Family-Friendly Campus Imperative: Supporting Success Among Community College Students With Children

Developed with support from Strada Education Network for the Association of Community College Trustees, this report assesses the unique needs of community college students who are also parents. Read More

Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes and Institutional Finances

Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes and Institutional Finances

This white paper provides a conceptual framework in which improvement in instruction enhances student success through increased student retention rates, decreased repetition of courses, and faster time to degree, resulting in economic benefits to the college or university. Read More

Pricing Without Discrimination

Pricing Without Discrimination

The fifth in a series of white papers explores fair lending practice implications for alternative methods of student finance, including income-share agreements. Read More

Student and Parent Perspectives on Higher Education Financing: Findings from a Nationally Representative Survey

Student and Parent Perspectives on Higher Education Financing: Findings from a Nationally Representative Survey

This white paper presents the results of a survey of 400 college and high school students and 400 parents of current and future college students, to assess their interest in income-share agreements. Read More

Unpacking Relationships: Instruction and Student Outcomes

Unpacking Relationships: Instruction and Student Outcomes

This review of the connection between college instruction and student success concludes that evidence-based practices widely documented as effective in improving student outcomes and instruction are not widely used in practice. Read More

Student and Parent Perspectives on Higher Education Financing: Findings from Focus Groups

Student and Parent Perspectives on Higher Education Financing: Findings from Focus Groups

The third in a series of reports on income-share agreements describes the results of focus groups of college-age students and parents, and their attitudes toward this new method for financing college. Read More