Report card on higher ed

The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in San Jose, CA, "promotes public policies that enhance Americans' opportunities to pursue and achieve high-quality education and training beyond high school." On Sept. 7, the Center released Measuring Up 2006, the fourth in its series of biennial report cards for higher education in the nation and each state. A web page gives national snapshots of the six criteria used in the report cards:
Preparation for college: How well are young people in high school being prepared to enroll and succeed in college-level work?

Participation: Do young people and working-age adults have access to education and training beyond high school?

Affordability: How difficult is it to pay for college in each state when family income, the cost of attending college, and student financial assistance are taken into account?

Completion: Do students persist in and complete certificate and degree programs?

Benefits: How do workforce-trained and college-educated residents contribute to the economic and civic well-being of each state?

Learning: How do college-educated residents perform on a variety of measures of knowledge and skills?

Measuring Up 2006, the National Report Card on Higher Education (pdf, 1.6MB, 32p.)

Report card for Hawaii (pdf, 200KB, 16p.)

Related FR post: A model of college-level learning for the states

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