ANNUAL or SERIES Reports
ASHE Higher Education Report Series
Condition of Education Reports
The Condition of Education is a congressionally mandated report that provides an annual portrait of education in the United States.
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Reports
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: Facts, Not Fiction: Setting the Record Straight
The National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE), consisting of a national commission, an advisory board, and a research team at New York University, aims to engage realistic and actionable discussions about the mobility and educational opportunities for AAPIs and how distinctions of race, ethnicity, language, and other cultural factors play out in the day-to-day operations of American schools throughout the educational spectrum. In particular, this project provides needed new data on key issues and trends for the access and participation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in U.S. higher education.
Funding Issues in U.S. Community Colleges: Findings from a 2007 Survey of the National State Directors of Community Colleges
Rising tuition costs and enrollment caps at four-year institutions are pushing more students to community colleges. This phenomenon creates challenges because many two-year schools face cuts in state support and other funding resources.
Given Half a Chance: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males
The 2008 edition, Given Half a Chance: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males, details the drastic range of outcomes for Black males, especially the tragic results in many of the nation’s biggest cities. Given Half a Chance also deliberately highlights the resource disparities that exist in schools attended by Black males and their White, non-Hispanic counterparts. The 2008 Schott report documents that states and most districts with large Black enrollments educate their White, non-Hispanic children, but do not similarly educate the majority of their Black male students. Key examples:
- More than half of Black males did not receive diplomas with their cohort in 2005/2006.
- The state of New York has 3 of the 10 districts with the lowest graduation rates for Black males.
- The one million Black male students enrolled in the New York, Florida, and Georgia public schools are twice as likely not to graduate with their class as to do so.
- Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, South Carolina, and Wisconsin graduated fewer Black males with their peer group than the national average.
- Illinois and Wisconsin have nearly 40-point gaps between how effectively they educate their Black and White non-Hispanic male students.
These trends, and others cited in Given Half a Chance, are evidence of a school-age population that is substantively denied an opportunity to learn, and of a nation at risk.
Modeling Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): Campus Practices That Work for Latino Students
New report focuses on successful practices at 12 top-ranked Hispanic-Serving Institutions working to increase Latino student success. Designed to provide a closer view of effective leadership, institutional practices, and guiding principles supporting Latino student success, this report offers promising ideas and strategies for all U.S colleges and universities to bolster results for Latino students.
Second to None in Attainment, Discovery, and Innovation: The National Agenda for Higher Education
A White Paper for Presidential Candidates by the State Higher Education Executive Officers, proposes two higher education goals for the next U.S. president: producing 1 million more college degrees and certificates annually and positioning the United States as a world leader in education. The paper suggests that the fastest way to reach these goals is to focus policies on low-income, first generation and working adult students.
Choosing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs): A Closer Look at Latino Students’ College Choices
In this brief we examine Latino students’ college choices. While Latino students may not be aware of the HSI designation, they are in fact converting existing colleges and institutions into HSIs simply as a function of their own decisions—a trend that shows signs of continuing for several more years. To examine Latino students’ college choices, we blended analysis of national enrollment patterns with data from focus groups conducted with Latino college students from different institutions across the country. The results show the impact of Latino students’ emphasis on selecting colleges near their homes. This emphasis, coupled with the concentration of Latino housing patterns, leads to the concentrated enrollments of Latino students that form HSIs.
Inventing Hispanic-Serving Institutions: The Basics
HSIs (Hispanic-Serving Institutions) are important institutions for Latinos, yet little research exists on them. This brief serves as a primer on the conditions and history behind their invention, the processes for identification, and the general institutional characteristics of HSIs. It also offers an overview of how these institutions are contributing to Latino student success.