Information Gap Many young people simply don’t know how a college education can help them gain a solid career, so they’re hesitant to enroll. Others sign up, but drop out later.
National EIS Results • The average graduate with an associate’s degree
will receive $10,700 more each year than they would have with just a high school diploma. • This adds up to $470,800 in higher income
over a working lifetime.
• Students will receive a cumulative $4.80 back in future higher wages for every $1 they spend. • This yields a return on investment of $3.80.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRENDS - AT A GLANCE Enrollment • 6.7 million credit students were enrolled in community college in Fall 2013. 1
• 61% of those students were enrolled part-time. 1
• 43.6% of public two-year students receive federal financial aid. 3
Completion • 22% of degree or certificate seeking students enrolled in two-year public colleges
complete within 150% time of normal program length (cohort year 2008). 2
• More than half of exclusively full-time students (57.6 percent) complete within six years (cohort year 2007). 4
Remediation • 40.8% of community college students have at some point taken remedial
• 20.8% of community college students enrolled in AY 2011 – 12 were enrolled in a remedial course. 3
• These are the highest rates for all sectors of postsecondary education. 3 1. NCES (2014) Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2013; Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2013; and Employees in Postsecondary
Institutions, Fall 2. NCES (2013) Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2012; Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2012; Graduation Rates, Selected
Cohorts, 2004-09; and Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2012 3. NPSAS:12 4. NCES (2013) Completing College: A National View of Student Attainment Rates
POSTSECONDARY RATINGS The Administration is currently working on a Postsecondary Institution Ratings System (PIRS) to be released for the upcoming school year. It includes three main pillars:
– ACCESS – such as percentage of students receiving Pell
– AFFORDABILITY – such as average tuition and net price
– OUTCOMES – such as graduation and
transfer rates, and earnings
Enrollment Trends for Two-‐Year Public Ins9tu9ons (NCES)
3% 5% 7% 9% 11%
Yearly Unemployment Rate (BLS)
STATE DISINVESTMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION
• Between 2003 through 2012, state funding for all public colleges decreased by 12% overall. 1
• With an increased enrollments and decreased funding, the median state funding per student declined by 24%.
• Over the same Ame period tuiAon at public colleges increased by 54%.
• During the recent recession 45 states cut funding for two-‐year public insAtuAons. 2
• Of those states, 10 decreased funding by more than 30 %, and another 14 states cut funding between 20% and 30%.
• 31 states cut funding for two-‐year insAtuAons at a higher percentage than four-‐year insAtuAons.
1. GAO (2014) Higher EducaAon State Funding Trends and Policies on Affordability 2. CAP (2014) A Great Recession, a Great Retreat
Information Gap They’re afraid of wasting their time and wracking up debt for an uncertain career—and who can blame them?
CAREER: Information GapYoung people struggle to connect their aspirations to real career options.
Often fail to find the education they need to get them there.
Closing the Gap Student success—from college to career—goes up when colleges clearly demonstrate two things:
1) The connection between their programs and solid employment
2) The return on investment that students will gain by attending school
North Central State College
Tri County Technical College
Engaging Students by Engaging Data
1) Use data to show the connection between your programs and good careers so students know what
they can do with a particular degree. 2) Use data to demonstrate the value of education so
that students will know they’re getting a solid return on investment.