Degrees with less debt: effective higher education strategies for underrepresented student populations

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Author: Holt, Janet K.; White, Bradford R.; Terrell, Sarah K.


This report describes an Illinois Education Research Council (IERC) study commissioned by St. Louis Graduates, a collaborative network whose mission is to increase degree completion for low-income students, first-generation students, and students of color from St. Louis, Missouri. The report addresses two key questions: Which institutions are doing the best in supporting low-income, first-generation students and students of color through college completion with low debt? What strategies are these institutions using to facilitate these results? Starting with a list of 20 four-year...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Participation; Finance; Disadvantaged; Equity; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Financial aid; Training cost; Low income group; Socially disadvantaged; Institutional role; Access to education and training; Completion

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Edwardsville, Illinois: Illinois Education Research Council, 2017

Physical description: 63 p. (report) + 11 p. (executive summary) + [2] p. (research highlights)

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Series: IERC policy research; no. 02/2017

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 128.289

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