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A Major Step

A Major Step: What Adults Without Degrees Say About Going (Back) to College

What Adults Without Degrees Say About Going (Back) to College Millions of American adults either have no education beyond high school or have some college but no degree. Helping more...
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Success Is What Counts

A Community College Guide to Community Engagement & Strategic Partnerships Most often, large-scale institutional change work at colleges is viewed as an expert-driven process. It tends to go something like...
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What’s Free College Got to do With Completion?

Affordability and accessibility do not equal completion. What good is free college if up to nearly three-quarters of students never finish? Originally published on InsideSources.Com (August 28, 2016) The idea of free...
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Topline: New Survey Suggests Public Confidence In Higher Ed Waning

This document includes a full description of the methodology used, questions asked, and survey responses from a 2016 survey of public confidence in higher education.
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Public Opinion on Higher Education: What’s the Payoff Americans Consider Problems and Promises of Higher Education

Survey results suggest public confidence in higher education is waning. Policymakers and experts overwhelmingly agree that the United States needs more people with college degrees or other postsecondary credentials. And...
A Difficult Balance: Trustees Speak About the Challenges Facing Comprehensive Universities

A Difficult Balance: Trustees Speak About the Challenges Facing Comprehensive Universities

This project explores how trustees and presidents of some of our country's most important colleges can better work together to help more students get a college degree. Comprehensive universities—the public...
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Survey Of The Shared Design Elements & Emerging Practices Of Competency-Based Education Programs

This survey is the largest-scale survey ever conducted on the state of competency-based education (CBE) in higher education in the United States. The research provides baseline data on CBE programs...
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Indiana Regional Transfer Study

The Student Experience of Transfer Pathways between Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana University This report details findings from focus groups with college students across Indiana. All of these students...
Profiting Higher Education

Profiting Higher Education

What Students, Alumni and Employers Think About For-Profit Colleges Are for-profit colleges worth the cost? Students and employers seem ambivalent, according to Public Agenda research, summarized in this 2014 report....
Is College Worth It for Me? How Adults Without Degrees Think About Going Back to College

Is College Worth It for Me? How Adults Without Degrees Think About Going Back to College

Adults are increasingly returning to college or enrolling for the first time, often out of economic necessity. Without a credential, they are not as competitive in a very challenging job...
Not Yet Sold: What Employers and Community College Students Think About Online Education

Not Yet Sold: What Employers and Community College Students Think About Online Education

A Taking Stock Report from Public Agenda Online education holds the promise to increase access and decrease cost of higher education. Yet many community college students and employers remain skeptical about the...
With Their Whole Lives

With Their Whole Lives Ahead of Them

Most young adults who started college but didn't finish left because they needed to work more to make ends meet, according to "With Their Whole Lives Ahead of Them," a...