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This state-by-state report card on higher education was created to assist the United States and each state in assessing and addressing the challenges higher education faces. The report focuses on key areas related to education and training through the baccalaureate degree. Data are from a variety of sources, including public opinion information gathered by Public Agenda. Overall, data suggest that the benefits of U.S. higher education are unevenly and often unfairly distributed. Geography, wealth, income, and ethnicity still play far too great a role in determining the educational opportunities and life chances of Americans. State and national efforts to improve preparation for college and participation in higher education have made a difference, but every state can and should improve its performance in higher education. Much crucial information that would help in improvement is still not being collected. The report sections are: (1) The National Picture; (2) States at a Glance; (3) State Profiles; (4) State Comparisons; (5) Commentary; and (6) Methodology. (Contains 6 figures, 50 profiles in tabular form, and 9 other tables.) (SLD)

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Enrollment, Higher Education, Profiles, Report Cards, Research Methodology, State Norms, State Programs, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data)

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, c/o Omni Call Center, 250 N. Kansas, Wichita, KS 67214. Tel: 888-269-3652 (Toll Free) ($25). For full text: http://www.highereducation.org.









Autor: National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, CA.

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=7384&id=ED450633



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