Research and publications related to the mission and vision of GTF.
A recent article from Diverse Issues in Higher Education detailed work, supported by the Kresge Foundation and Greater Texas Foundation, focusing on actively engaging Latino students who seek to transfer from community colleges to four-year universities. The program, Engaging Latino Students for Transfer and Completion, was led by the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), [...]
Greater Texas Foundation recently took part in an event to help highlight the importance of math in postsecondary preparation, completion, and workforce entry. [View the story "GTF takes part in E3-3D Event: Pathways of Promise - Statewide Mathematics Analysis" on Storify]
Remedial education has often been an insurmountable barrier to many students trying to earn a postsecondary credential. While it has historically consisted of non-credit bearing courses meant to bridge the gaps in academic skills between high school and college-level classes for students who failed to meet proficiency standards, the past few years have seen a [...]
Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce recently released "Good Jobs are Back: College Graduates Are First in Line." In the report the authors reveal that of the 2.9 million "good jobs" (jobs that are in the "upper third by median wages of occupations in which they are classified") created since 2010, 2.8 million [...]
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) recently announced the state’s new higher education plan titled, 60x30TX. The overarching goal is to make sure “at least 60 percent of Texans ages 25-34 will have a certificate or degree” by 2030. In addition to focusing on increased completion of postsecondary credentials, the plan also places emphasis [...]
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a part of the U.S. Department of Education, recently released "Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A First look at the Postsecondary Transcripts of 2002 High School Sophomores." According to the center, the report "introduces new data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002, collected in 2012-2013 from [...]
A report from the National Student Clearing House Research Center found that 46% of students who completed a degree at 4-year institution of higher education in 2014 were enrolled and received credit from a 2-year institution before completing. For the full report, click here.
Each year the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) releases their higher education almanac. THECB is in the final year of the state's Closing the Gaps by 2015 initiative. The coordinating board states: By most measures, Closing the Gaps has been a success. Texas has surpassed its goal, in absolute dollars, for attracting federal research [...]
A new report, "Nursing: Supply and Demand through 2020" has been released by the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University. According to the authors: The report analyzes the dynamics affecting demand and supply of active nursing professionals, including changing demographics, impact of the Affordable Care Act, and educational obstacles. We project that [...]
The American Council on Education, in conjunction with other partners, released a study on enrollment and persistence rates of non-first-time students. Many of the studies done on completion rates focus on first-time full-time students. This dataset and resources provide those interested in education policy a more in-depth picture of student graduation rates, particularly those who [...]