Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Study Compares Results: For-Profits and Non-Profits

Researchers found graduates of for-profit schools have weaker employment outcomes and higher debt loads than students at non-profits, but the study results are considered preliminary and not the "final word" on the relative effectiveness of the two programs. A draft report is here.

Committee on Measures of Student Success

A federal education committee recommends including transfers in community college completion rates, a move expected to improve the overall completion rates of these institutions by nearly double. Community colleges generally endorsed the proposal, but the approach also drew criticism as "performance inflation." The committee's report may be found here.