The state of college access and completion [electronic resource] improving college success for students from underrepresented groups / edited by Laura W. Perna, Anthony P. Jones.
- New York ; Oxfordshire, England : Routledge, c2013.
1 online resource (253 p.)
- College choice -- United States.
Universities and colleges -- United States -- Admission.
College costs -- United States.
Minority college students -- United States.
Educational attainment -- United States.
- Electronic books.
Despite decades of substantial investments by the federal government, state governments, colleges and universities, and private foundations, students from low-income families as well as racial and ethnic minority groups continue to have substantially lower levels of postsecondary educational attainment than individuals from other groups. The State of College Access and Completion draws together leading researchers nationwide to summarize the state of college access and success and to provide recommendations for how institutional leaders and policymakers can effectively improve the en
- Cover ; The State of College Access and Completion ; Title Page ; Copyright Page; Table of Contents ; Foreword; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction: Improving Postsecondary Access, Persistence, and Completion in the United States: Setting the Stage ; 2 Improving College Access and Choice; 3 Pathways to College for Underserved and Nontraditional Students: Lessons from Research, Policy, and Practice ; 4 Proficiency Approaches for Making More Students College and Career Ready ; 5 The Role of Remedial and Developmental Courses in Access and Persistence
6 The Role of Finances in Postsecondary Access and Success7 The Potential of Community Colleges to Increase Bachelor's Degree Attainment Rates ; 8 Longitudinal Pathways to College Persistence and Completion: Student, Institutional, and Public Policy Perspectives ; 9 Access, Persistence, and Completion in the State Context; 10 Nonexperimental Designs and Causal Analyses of College Access, Persistence, and Completion ; 11 Conclusions: Improving College Access, Persistence, and Completion: Lessons Learned ; Contributor Biographies; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
Description based on online resource; title from title page (ebrary, viewed August 9, 2013).
- Perna, Laura W.
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