Shares the results of the 2016 biennial survey of college parents. The findings of this report are consistent with two prior research studies and confirm that “college families are an important source of support for increasing student success and college completion.”
Lists ways that students can have a healthier and happier semester. The suggestions include creating a sleep routine, exercising, using smart judgement with alcohol, seeking help when needed, and eating healthier.
Summarizes research on Latino students who are enrolled in four-year colleges and universities. While the number of Latinx students who are enrolling is increasing, college completion rates continue to lag. This research also includes strategies for how to close the college completion gap.
Analyzes changing demographics of undergraduates and the impact it may have on colleges and universities, as well as the students. The rise of poor and minority undergraduates has been most pronounced in public two-year colleges and the least selective four-year colleges and universities.
Evaluates three new promising approaches to addressing food and housing insecurity. All three programs were developed by community colleges and their partners based on their local needs, resources, and opportunities.
Reviews and explains strategies that institutions of higher education may consider to support their students with housing insecurity and other living costs, as well as examples of these strategies’ implementation. In the introduction, the Guidebook contextualizes these strategies with reference to evidence on student living costs, most of which has been discussed in prior PD&R publications.
Discusses the results of a survey administered by Kognito between September 2012 and April of 2017. They surveyed 14,673 faculty and staff members from 20 geographically dispersed U.S. colleges and universities.
Details results from more than 355,000 first-year and senior student attending 622 U.S. colleges and universities that participated in The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) in Spring 2014. Findings indicate few relationships between selectivity and student-faculty interaction. These results bring into question conventional wisdom that certain characteristics of colleges and universities assure a high-quality educational experience.