Our Research

Persistence: The Success of Students Who Transfer from Community Colleges to Selective Four-Year Institutions

Persistence: The Success of Students Who Transfer from Community Colleges to Selective Four-Year Institutions

The research presented in this report demonstrates that community college students who transfer to selective colleges and universities successfully complete their degrees, often with higher graduation rates than other...

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First-Year Student Support: Supporting High-Achieving First-Year Students at Public Two-Year Institutions

First-Year Student Support: Supporting High-Achieving First-Year Students at...

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Equal Talents, Unequal Opportunities, Second Edition: A Report Card on State Support for Academically Talented Low-Income Students

Equal Talents, Unequal Opportunities, Second Edition: A Report...

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Making College Affordable: Providing Low-Income Students with the Knowledge and Resources Needed to Pay for College

Making College Affordable: Providing Low-Income Students with the...

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Opening Doors: How Selective Colleges and Universities Are Expanding Access for High-Achieving, Low-Income Students

Opening Doors: How Selective Colleges and Universities Are Expanding Access for High-Achieving, Low-Income Students

Just offering admission is not always sufficient to result in a student’s enrollment. Our next
four recommendations offer strategies for ways selective colleges can help encourage admitted
low-income stude...

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State University No More: Out-of-State Enrollment and the Growing Exclusion of High-Achieving, Low-Income Students at Public Flagship Universities

State University No More: Out-of-State Enrollment and the Growing Exclusion of High-Achieving, Low-Income Students at Public Flagship Universities

Unfortunately, many talented first-generation students never make it to their public flagship university because of state policies that track them into community colleges and because of university recruiting behaviors...

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