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The Resource Crossing the finish line : completing college at America's public universities, William G. Bowen, Matthew M. Chingos, and Michael S. McPherson

Crossing the finish line : completing college at America's public universities, William G. Bowen, Matthew M. Chingos, and Michael S. McPherson

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Crossing the finish line : completing college at America's public universities
Title
Crossing the finish line
Title remainder
completing college at America's public universities
Statement of responsibility
William G. Bowen, Matthew M. Chingos, and Michael S. McPherson
Title variation
Crossing the finish line
Title variation remainder
completing college at Americas public universities
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Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Long revered for their dedication to equal opportunity and affordability, public universities play a crucial role in building our country's human capital. And yet-a sobering fact-less than 60 percent of the students entering four-year colleges in America today are graduating. Why is this happening and what can be done? Crossing the Finish Line, the most important book on higher education to appear since The Shape of the River, provides the most detailed exploration ever of the crisis of college completion at America's public universities. This groundbreaking book sheds light on such serious issues as dropout rates linked to race, gender, and socioeconomic status. Probing graduation rates at twenty-one flagship public universities and four statewide systems of public higher education, the authors focus on the progress of students in the entering class of 1999-from entry to graduation, transfer, or withdrawal. They examine the effects of parental education, family income, race and gender, high school grades, test scores, financial aid, and characteristics of universities attended (especially their selectivity). The conclusions are compelling: minority students and students from poor families have markedly lower graduation rates-and take longer to earn degrees-even when other variables are taken into account. Noting the strong performance of transfer students and the effects of financial constraints on student retention, the authors call for improved transfer and financial aid policies, and suggest ways of improving the sorting processes that match students to institutions. An outstanding combination of evidence and analysis, Crossing the Finish Line should be read by everyone who cares about the nation's higher education system
Summary
Examines the reasons why fewer than sixty percent of entering college students stay to complete their degrees--the rates are even lower for low income and minority students, especially men--and explores the situation in public universities
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340426
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Bowen, William G
Dewey number
378.1/69120973
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1983-
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  • Chingos, Matthew M.
  • McPherson, Michael S
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True
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  • College graduates
  • Minority college graduates
  • Public universities and colleges
  • Educational attainment
  • Educational equalization
  • College
  • USA
Target audience
adult
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completing college at America's public universities
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Crossing the finish line : completing college at America's public universities, William G. Bowen, Matthew M. Chingos, and Michael S. McPherson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [357]-375) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Acknowledgments -- Preface -- 1: Educational attainment: overall trends, disparities, and the public universities we study -- 2: Bachelor's degree attainment on a national level -- 3: Finishing college at public universities -- 4: Fields of study, time-to-degree, and college grades -- 5: High schools and "undermatching" -- 6: Test scores and high school grades as predictors -- 7: Transfer students and the path from two-year to four-year colleges -- 8: Financial aid and pricing on a national level -- 9: Financial aid at public universities -- 10: Institutional selectivity and institutional effects -- 11: Target populations -- 12: Looking ahead -- Appendix A: Modern evolution of America's flagship universities / Eugene M Tobin -- Notes -- List of figures -- List of tables -- List of appendix tables -- References -- Index
Control code
779066
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 389 pages
Isbn
9780691137483
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009007506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691137483
  • (OCoLC)312728330
Label
Crossing the finish line : completing college at America's public universities, William G. Bowen, Matthew M. Chingos, and Michael S. McPherson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [357]-375) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Preface -- 1: Educational attainment: overall trends, disparities, and the public universities we study -- 2: Bachelor's degree attainment on a national level -- 3: Finishing college at public universities -- 4: Fields of study, time-to-degree, and college grades -- 5: High schools and "undermatching" -- 6: Test scores and high school grades as predictors -- 7: Transfer students and the path from two-year to four-year colleges -- 8: Financial aid and pricing on a national level -- 9: Financial aid at public universities -- 10: Institutional selectivity and institutional effects -- 11: Target populations -- 12: Looking ahead -- Appendix A: Modern evolution of America's flagship universities / Eugene M Tobin -- Notes -- List of figures -- List of tables -- List of appendix tables -- References -- Index
Control code
779066
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 389 pages
Isbn
9780691137483
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009007506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691137483
  • (OCoLC)312728330

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