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Back to School for the New Majority in Higher Ed

By 2025, our workforce will be short as many as 11 million credentialed workers unless we significantly increase the number of students getting to and through college. And that means that we must do a better job of serving the new majority of students--including those students who have children or are balancing a part- or full-time job. These students bring high but often fragile aspirations to colleges and universities that too often are not equipped to meet their needs.

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Rethinking 12th Grade: Making the Most of Senior Year to Prepare All Students for Postsecondary Success

Ready or Not: It’s Time to Rethink the 12th Grade—a research series and initiative by Jobs for the Future—argues that improving senior year cannot actually happen by K-12 acting alone. While our nation’s secondary and postsecondary systems have a long tradition of independence, it is time now to consider a joint approach—a strategy that brings together high school and college educators where their interests converge and where they come closer than ever to sharing the same students.

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Connecting the Bridges to Nowhere: Cultivating Student Success Through an Enhanced Postsecondary Data Ecosystem

Disconnected data systems leave students and families struggling to answer critical questions about higher ed. Learn how the Institute for Higher Education Policy is tackling this issue.

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Know Your Numbers - Empowering Student Success

If key decision-makers knew their numbers, they could better track student progress and develop interventions that would lead to more successful and equitable student outcomes.

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From Here to There: Pathways for a New Student Majority

Leading institutions have found that they can improve the odds of their students, especially new majority students, earning a certificate or degree by providing them with clear pathways.

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