Publications About College Results Online

Following is a list of all Education Trust publications arranged from newest to oldest.

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Intentionally Successful: Improving Minority Student College Graduation Rates

Employing new data reported to the U.S. Department of Education, The Education Trust finds encouraging news for those concerned about closing access and success gaps in higher education. Over the past three years, the number of black and Latino undergraduates enrolled in four-year colleges has increased far faster than the enrollment of white students. "Intentionally Successful" highlights individual institutions of higher education that are leading and lagging in closing the college completion gap.

Publication date: 
July 17 2013

Advancing to Completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for African-American students

Some U.S. colleges are making the grade for African-American students. Instead of settling for lower success rates, they are taking responsibility for helping more black students graduate. A new report from The Education Trust, “Advancing to Completion,” shows that colleges and universities across the country are generating positive outcomes for African Americans.

Publication date: 
September 20 2012

Advancing to Completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for Hispanic students

Some U.S. colleges are making the grade for Latino students. Instead of settling for lower success rates, they are taking responsibility for helping more Latino students graduate. “Advancing to Completion,” a new study from The Education Trust, shows that institutions across the country are producing stronger outcomes for Latinos.

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September 20 2012

Priced Out: How the Wrong Financial-Aid Policies Hurt Low-Income Students

In “Priced Out: How the Wrong Financial-Aid Policies Hurt Low-Income Students,” The Education Trust demonstrates how much low-income students must stretch to pay for college, even after all sources of grant aid are taken into account.

The report finds that just five of nearly 1,200 four-year colleges and universities have student bodies that are at least 30 percent low-income and offer low-income students a reasonable chance at a bachelor’s degree at a relatively affordable cost.

Publication date: 
June 1 2011

Subprime Opportunity: The Unfulfilled Promise of For-Profit Colleges and Universities*

Three years after the U.S. housing market collapse, our country continues to suffer the effects of misplaced priorities and weak regulation of subprime mortgage lenders. Meanwhile, as Ed Trust’s report “Subprime Opportunity” warns, the most vulnerable Americans are being targeted by yet another set of corporations peddling access to the American dream but delivering little more than crippling debt. This time, it’s underregulated for-profit colleges.

Publication date: 
November 22 2010

Big Gaps Small Gaps in Serving Hispanic Students

Some Colleges and Universities Do Better Than Others in Graduating Hispanic Students

Publication date: 
August 9 2010

Big Gaps Small Gaps in Serving African-American Students

 

Some Colleges and Universities Do Better Than Others in Graduating African-American Students

We’ve been digging beneath the averages and looking at data from individual institutions in our College Results Online database. We’ve found that some institutions have horrendous graduation-rate gaps between white and black students—well above the national average. And it turns out that other institutions have no gaps at all. Our analysis strongly suggests that what colleges do with and for the students they admit matters a great deal.

Publication date: 
August 9 2010

Advancing by Degrees*

“Advancing by Degrees” is designed to help college officials monitor and improve graduation rates by providing a framework of on-track indicators that reveal patterns among groups of students—including those who are struggling and need help to graduate. These data, in turn, can help drive changes in policies and practices that can boost the number of college graduates. The Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy produced the report in conjunction with Ed Trust.

Publication date: 
May 6 2010

College Results Online Brief: Top Gap Closers*

Some public four-year colleges and universities have made good progress in closing graduation-rate gaps.

(Corrected version posted February 16, 2010.)

Publication date: 
January 28 2010

College Results Online Brief: Top Gainers*

Some public four-year colleges and universities make big improvements in minority graduation rates.

(Corrected version posted February 16, 2010.)

Publication date: 
January 28 2010