Posts Tagged: college success

Trends & Indicators: College Success

Updated November 2012New England’s traditional public and private nonprofit colleges and universities conferred more than 201,000 degrees at all levels in 2010—or more than 6% of the U.S. total, compared with the region's less than 5% of the U.S. population. However, those traditional public and private nonprofit colleges make up an ever-smaller portion of the U.S. total, and the U.S. ...

Doing Good and Doing Well: Performance-Based Funding in Higher Ed

The New England Board of Higher Education released a policy brief that encourages states to tie a portion of higher education appropriations to institutional outcomes. Currently, New England states tend to apportion institutional funding based on enrollment levels—a practice that rewards quantity, but not necessarily student success and degree attainment. From President Obama to private fou...

How College Students Spend Their Time: Sleep First, Class Later

Findings presented in the latest issue of Postsecondary Education Opportunity put a new twist on the adage “the harder you work, the luckier you get.” In fact, it may be true that the older you are, the harder you work.The latest issue of the data-rich newsletter published monthly by higher education analyst Thomas G. Mortenson and his colleagues explores “Time Use of Full-Time...

Trends & Indicators 2010: College Success

Only 19% of students at New England’s traditionally two-year community colleges graduate within three years of enrolling—and the rate is even lower among minority groups. Nearly 60% of all higher education degrees awarded in New England are conferred on women. More than one-quarter of doctorates awarded by New England universities go to foreign students, while fewer than two in 10 ...