Archive for November 3rd, 2011

An Overview Of Progress For Hispanic College Completion

November 3rd, 2011

 

One year later, education leaders and philanthropists take stock of movement to improve Latino college completion
By Hispanic-Today
65 national partner organizations reconvene to chart future course of initiative to make America world leader in college degrees by focusing on Latinos. WASHINGTON, October 21, 2011 — One year ago, 50 national organizations came together under the leadership of Excellence in Education to embark on a groundbreaking collaboration to make America the world leader in college degrees by specifically focusing on Latinos. That initiative, Ensuring America’s Future by Increasing Latino College Completion, has since grown to include additional partners, whose engagement has given federal, state, institutional, and community leaders specific tools and information to accelerate degree attainment among Latinos.

Analysis Questions Gains In Community College Graduation

November 3rd, 2011

IHELP’s , Institute For Higher Education Leadership And Policy,newest brief
discusses the findings of a new report from the American Association of
Community Colleges titled, The
Road Ahead: A Look at Trends in the Educational Attainment of Community College
Students
.
The brief offers an analysis of the AACC report’s
claims that the investments made in a community college education are “paying
off” due to the higher increase in certificates and degrees awarded by
community colleges than in total enrollment. While there is cause for
celebration with respect to increases in enrollment and college completions, a
closer look at the data shows some reasons for caution related to the
prominence of short-term certificates among the increased awards and to
minority rates of improvement that lag the improvement rate among white
students.

View the brief