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Data, Research & Evaluation
Monday, December 2, 2019
New Report Analyzes College Students’ Return on Investment »
By Janai Raphael, Graduate Assistant for Research and Data Analysis As college costs (and, coincidentally, student loa...
Friday, November 22, 2019
College Scorecard Update: ED Releases Program-/Major-Level Data on Earnings »
Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced that it would expand and enhance its College Scoreca...
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Digging Deeper Into Using the Impact Genome Project® »
In August and September, more than 40 NCAN members participated in the Impact Survey Project, a collaboration between NCAN...
Monday, November 11, 2019
Trends Reports Examine Student Aid, College Pricing »
There are a handful of eagerly-awaited annual publications in the college access field that merit members’ attention. The...
Friday, November 8, 2019
3 Takeaways From the Latest Report on Disparities in Job Attainment and Earnings »
By Zenia Henderson, Director of Member & Partner Engagement In a recent data analysis from the Georgetown University C...
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
How School Districts Can Harness Data to Combat Summer Melt »
By guest blogger Dr. Jeremy Raff, Coordinator of College and Career Services at School District of Lancaster, an NCAN memb...
Monday, November 4, 2019
Study: Personalized, Data-driven, Text-Based Interventions Improve Student Outcomes »
By Janai Raphael, Graduate Assistance for Research and Data Analysis Within recent years, text message interventions...
Monday, November 4, 2019
Report: 36 Million Americans Have Some College, No Degree »
Brace yourself for a big number: At least 36 million Americans have some postsecondary education but no degree or certific...
Friday, October 25, 2019
New Report Maps Financial Aid Offer Confusion »
“You probably had more transparency about your breakfast cereal than your students had with their award letter,” NCAN Exec...
Monday, October 14, 2019
Research Roundup: Low- and Very-Low-Income Students, College Placement Tests, and Grant Aid »
By Janai Raphael, Graduate Assistance for Research and Data Analysis It can be hard to keep up with all of the latest...
Monday, October 14, 2019
New NSC Report Provides Critical Benchmarks for NCAN Members »
The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s reports are invaluable for the college access and success field, and...
Monday, September 23, 2019
NCAN 2019 Conference Roundup: Using Data to Improve Outcomes and Scale Capacity »
"Our commitment to equity is our insistence on excellence," Steve Colón, CEO of NCAN member Bottom Line and vice president...
Monday, September 9, 2019
Report Roundup: Racial Discrepancies in Institutional Funding, Nonfederal Aid »
By Janai Raphael, Graduate Assistant for Research and Data Analysis NCAN members know that most of our students face a...
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
NSC Announces New Functionality for StudentTracker for High Schools »
Earlier this summer, the National Student Clearinghouse announced a new slate of K-12 services coming in fall 2019 and e...
Thursday, August 29, 2019
New Research Finds No Effect of Nudging at National, Statewide Scale »
A blockbuster recent study considered the question of whether “nudging” interventions scale to the state and national leve...
Friday, August 16, 2019
Get to Know the Top 10 Pieces of College Access and Success Research »
NCAN members and other regular readers of this blog are routinely inundated with new research, white papers, policy briefs...
Monday, August 12, 2019
New NCAN Brief Examines Members’ Data Practices »
Which data are NCAN member programs collecting? How do programs use those data? With whom do programs share the data t...
Monday, August 5, 2019
Report Roundup: Does Nudging Work or Doesn’t It? Are Fewer Loans Worse for Students? »
It can be hard to keep up with all of the latest reports. Acknowledging that, here are summaries of three recent interesti...
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Use the Impact Genome Project to Explore College Access Research »
Later this month, more than 50 NCAN members will participate in an important project to help them (and the field) better u...
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Critical New Research Shows Positive Pell Impacts »
You’d be hard pressed to find bigger supporters of the Pell Grant than NCAN. The program helps to make college possible fo...
Friday, June 28, 2019
New Brief Provides Race x Gender Benchmarks, Comparisons of Member-Served Students »
NCAN member-served students were more likely than a national sample to enroll in a four-year public institution and less l...
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
DC Public Schools Rolls Out Guide to Graduation, College, and Career »
Earlier this year, DC Public Schools announced the release of a new  “Guide to Graduation, College, and Career.” &nbs...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
GreatSchools Expands College Success Awards to 25 States; Recognizes 1,722 High Schools »
GreatSchools  is a national nonprofit perhaps best known for school ratings and summaries but which also engages in e...
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Research Team Investigates Keys to Postsecondary Success, Releases Report »
  By Mariah Brown, Spencer Dixon, McCall Hopkin, Shelbe Klebs, and Emily Labandera The National College Acc...
Monday, June 3, 2019
15 Key Insights for NCAN Members From the 'Indicators of Higher Education Equity' Report »
Last week the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education and the University of Pennsylvania Alliance...
Thursday, May 30, 2019
NCAN Report: Shrinking Options, Growing Affordability Gaps for Low-Income Students Nationwide »
There is, and has been, a tension in higher education between the public’s understanding of the benefits (financial and ot...
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Survey Data Strengthen Association Between FAFSA Completion and Enrollment »
Anyone with a passing familiarity of NCAN’s work knows that FAFSA is a major focus. From the #FormYourFuture  campaign to...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
How FAFSA Verification Harms Low-Income Students and What ED Can Do To Help »
“Tax audit.” The phrase strikes fear into many Americans, but most of them will never experience this process. In fact, th...
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Report: NCAN Member-Served Students Outperform Peers Nationally »
Students who receive services from NCAN member organizations enroll in and complete postsecondary education at rates far e...
Thursday, October 18, 2018
3 Takeaways for NCAN Members from The College Board’s Reports on Student Aid, College Pricing »
The College Board released its annual student aid and college pricing trends reports this week, and while some of the...
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
NSC Data Are Fundamental to Improving Postsecondary Student Outcomes »
The National Student Clearinghouse, fondly known in the college access and success field as NSC, is celebrating its 25th a...
Monday, October 1, 2018
NCAN Report: Students in Impoverished School Districts Are Less Likely to Apply for Financial Aid »
The 2019-20 FAFSA cycle begins today, and NCAN is releasing a new report on the relationship between school district pov...
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
‘Nudging’: Is a Text Messaging Campaign Right for Your Program? »
A popularly discussed strategy in higher education policy circles to increase college access and success is the implemen...
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Study Series Suggests Holistic Approaches to Student Success »
Third Way and the American Enterprise Institute recently published a six-part series evaluating college completion in th...
Monday, June 25, 2018
FAFSA Completions Climb When Members Dissect Data »
By guest bloggers Lois Bramwell, Co-Director,  GEAR UP 4 LA ; and Tae Kang, Assistant Deputy Director, Instituti...

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