College & Workforce Readiness What the Research Says College Enrollment Dip Hits Students of Color the Hardest
The pandemic led to a precipitous decline in enrollment for two-year schools, while four-year colleges and universities held steady.
College & Workforce Readiness Fewer Students in Class of 2020 Went Straight to College
First-year college enrollment dropped steeply last year, a study finds, and the declines were sharpest among poorer students.
College & Workforce Readiness Opinion The Tangled Web: The High School Diploma, College and Career Readiness Standards and Career and Technical Education
Marc Tucker looks at how low bars for college and career readiness standards, career and technical education and high school graduation requirements are leaving U.S. students two and three years behind their peers in top-performing systems.
College & Workforce Readiness Opinion An Open Letter to Secretary DeVos: How to Create a World-Class Career and Technical Education System
In an open letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Marc Tucker outlines what it would take for the United States to build a career and technical education system on par with those of top-performing countries.
College & Workforce Readiness Retooled Courses Help Students Avoid a Remedial-Math Roadblock to College
Too often, students who dream of a college degree fall into the "black hole" of remedial math. Now there's a path out.
College & Workforce Readiness Will Free Community College Really Help Low-Income Students?
Free community college is an exciting idea, but it's not enough to get students over the finish line, cautions Kate Schwass.
College & Workforce Readiness Tenn. Free-Tuition Program Moves Focus to College Retention
The promise of free tuition lured 16,000 students to Tennessee colleges this year; now state officials are working to keep them there.
College & Workforce Readiness Researchers Rethink Community College With Clearer Student Pathways
In a new book, experts from the Community College Research Center call for reforming two-year colleges by increasing support and guidance for students on career pathways.
College & Workforce Readiness Low-Income Students Choose Closest—But Not Always Best—Colleges
A new study finds students in Florida community colleges often do not transfer to four-year universities because they are located too far from their homes.
College & Workforce Readiness With Enough Support, Graduation Rates at CUNY Double
The City University of New York finds that a comprehensive support program helped double graduation rates among community college students.
College & Workforce Readiness Community College Completion Rates Dropping in Most States, Finds Survey
A survey of state directors of community colleges finds most states had flat to declining completion rates last year.