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Does "naming and shaming" of colleges with large tuition increases make a difference?
AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION SHARE PRINT E-MAIL WASHINGTON, July 16, 2020--Since 2011 the U.S. Department of Education has published two annual lists of higher education institutions with the highest percentage changes in tuition and fees and average net price. A study published today found that inclusion in either of these College Affordability and Transparency Center (CATC) lists d
Taking a Few Courses at a Community College Improves the Baccalaureate, STEM, and Labor Market Outcomes of Four-Year College Students?
Nationally, 38.5% of the students who began at a four-year college in 2011-12 attended another college within the first six years of college entry, and more than half of these students attended a community college. Eight percent of students who began at a four-year institution took up to 10 credits at a community college during the same period. Given the number of students involved, it is helpful
Postsecondary Education Funding
This new 50-State Comparison is a first of its kind, capturing the major components of state funding models for two- and four-year institutions. It scans state statutes, rules and regulations, enacted budget bills and state agency policies to categorize the types of funding models currently in place. Although models vary from state to state, many are based on common metrics, like student enrollme
Positive results from embedding a reading-and-writing exercise about social belonging into the first-year college curriculum
Research published today (July 15) in the journal Science Advances shows that embedding a reading-and-writing exercise about social belonging into the first-year college curriculum increased the persistence and performance of Black, Latinx, Native American, and first-generation students at a large, urban, broad-access university. Now, with COVID-19, colleges and universities are struggling econom
Strategies to help students at community colleges and broad access institutions
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE SHARE PRINT E-MAIL A brief reading and writing exercise designed to alleviate worries about sense of belonging helped students at a midwestern broad-access public university with a high Hispanic population stay in school, raising continuous enrollment over 2 years by 9% among socially disadvantaged students, according to a new study. The finding

JUL 15

New Report on Crime and Safety in Schools and College Campuses
Crime in the nation’s schools and college campuses has declined overall during the past two decades, according to a new report, Indicators of School Crime and Safety 2019 . The report, jointly produced by the National Center for Education Statistics at IES and the Bureau of Justice statistics at the U.S. Department of Justice, also highlights new data on mental health services, victimization, sch

JUL 14

The Impact Of Covid-19 On College Student Well-Being
Complete Report The Healthy Minds Network, which runs the Healthy Minds Study (HMS), in collaboration with the American College Health Association, which runs the National College Health Assessment (ACHANCHA), developed a new set of survey items related to students’ experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic. The new items focused on students’ attitudes, concerns, preventive behaviors, and their perc

JUL 10

Higher fruit, vegetable and whole grain intake linked to lower risk of diabetes
Higher consumption of fruit, vegetables and whole grain foods are associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to two studies published by The BMJ today. The findings suggest that even a modest increase in consumption of these foods as part of a healthy diet could help prevent type 2 diabetes. In the first study, a team of European researchers examined the association bet
Large within- and between-country inequalities in early childhood developmental delay
Full report Background The Sustainable Development Goals call for inclusive, equitable and quality learning opportunities for all. This is especially important for children, to ensure they all develop to their full potential. We studied the 
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