Post-Secondary Access & Success

Higher education, whether it’s vocational training or college, is essential for earning a livable wage and competing in a global economy. Every child should have the opportunity to go to college, and we should support our students so they emerge with a degree instead of being mired with debt.

 

THE NCHEMS INFORMATION CENTER

The mission of the National Information Center for Higher Education Policymaking and Analysis is to provide state policymakers and analysts timely and accurate data and information that are useful in making sound higher education policy decisions.

 

CALCULATING ECONOMIC BUDGET

While limited to data only on the state’s overall performance, a good resource for examining access and success in postsecondary settings

 

COLLEGE NAVIGATOR

This database allows you to access a specific college’s enrollment, retention, and graduation rates – as well as allowing you to create your own data reports or comparisons through their data center.

 

HELP WANTED

This article, published by Georgetown University, reviews the educational requirements needed for the individuals entering the workforce and finds that while jobs that require only a high school diploma are available, the wages are less than that of a living wage for the majority of them as well as noting that the fastest growing sectors of our economy require advanced degrees. The report also addresses the argument that flooding the workforce with secondary degrees would reduce wages.

 

DUAL ENROLLMENT

Published by the Education Commission of the States, author Jennifer Zinth examines the reduced access/success of students in low-income & rural areas and elaborates on the strategy of dual enrollment as a key to college readiness and success in the rural low income environment. She also profiles several states and their strategies for overcoming issues in creating and sustaining dual enrollment programs including New Mexico’s tribal college dual credit program.

 

ADULT BASED EDUCATION

This report details the ABE program at DACC including student data, budget, and program evaluation.

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