Student Profiles Higher Education Summer 2015

The Center interviewed students at Fayetteville State University to learn more about their experiences with mentoring and college completion programs at their school. Fayetteville State University offers several male mentoring programs under its Male Initiative, including Boosting Bronco Brothers (B3), the Bronco MILE, and My Brother’s Peer-Keepers. Read about some of the students in the profiles below.… Full story »

Student Profiles Higher Education Summer 2015

The Center interviewed students at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and College of The Albemarle to learn more about their experiences with mentoring and college completion programs at their schools. Read about some of the students in the profiles below.                                                    Jeremy Jackson, Jeremy Jackson           Minority Student Leadership                       Academy Alumnus       Jeremy Jackson, a graduate of the Minority Student Leadership Academy at Asheville- Buncombe Technical Community College, enrolled in 2010 at the community college.… Full story »

Excerpt: Tax-Advantaged College Savings Plans Higher Education Research Summer 2015

The post below is excerpted from “The Commitment Revisited: Financial Aid and Tuition Policy in North Carolina,” a report on Public and Private Colleges and Universities and Community Colleges. Tax-Advantaged College Savings Plans            Tax-advantaged investment plans provide tax incentives to encourage people to save money for future college costs. They are increasingly popular as forms of state and federal government aid for students.… Full story »

A Strong Economy Through Post-Secondary Education now available for Kindle Higher Education Summer 2015

We have compiled the series of articles on increasing college attainment in North Carolina and made them available in Kindle format from Amazon.com.  Click here to order Included in the Kindle edition are: Introduction Part One: Increasing Educational Attainment Part Two: Strategies Part Three:  Encouraging College Attainment for At-Risk Students Promising Programs StatewidePart Four: Lessons Learned: Identifying Common ElementsPolling Data on College Completion and Tuition in North Carolina… Full story »

Excerpt: Student Debt-Minimizing Programs Higher Education Research Summer 2015

The post below is excerpted from “The Commitment Revisited: Financial Aid and Tuition Policy in North Carolina,” a report on Public and Private Colleges and Universities and Community Colleges. Debt-Minimizing Programs             Since 2003, five UNC institutions have initiated debt-minimizing programs with the stated goal of eliminating or reducing the proportion of financial aid that is provided to students in the form of loans.… Full story »

A Strong Economy through Post-Secondary Education: Transfer Students Higher Education Research Summer 2015

From the Center’s recent report, “A Strong Economy through Post-Secondary Education,” here is a quick overview of transfer students: Transfer Students             The number of transfer students is growing each year, with the majority transferring from community colleges to four-year institutions. Initiatives such as the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement between the North Carolina Community College System and the University of North Carolina and similar agreements with private institutions exist to facilitate the transfer process.… Full story »

Excerpt: Public Opinion on the Cost of College and Financial Aid Higher Education Research Summer 2015

This week, the Center highlighted findings from a online statewide poll on higher education issues. See the first, second, and third posts in the series.   High Point University   Today’s post continues the look at higher education polls, offering a view of attitudes over time. The chapter below is excerpted from “The Commitment Revisited: Financial Aid and Tuition Policy in North Carolina,” a report on Public and Private Colleges and Universities and Community Colleges.  … Full story »

Polling Data on College Completion and Tuition in North Carolina: Part 3 Higher Education Research Summer 2015

The N.C. Center for Public Policy Research conducted an online statewide poll to survey respondents on the highest credential completed, student loan amounts, and reasons North Carolinians do not complete their degree.1 To provide a unique look at state-level responses, the Center’s survey was limited to North Carolinians. Some of the results provide additional insight into the state-specific story of how individuals are pursuing higher education and what types of barriers they are facing.… Full story »

Polling Data on College Completion and Tuition in North Carolina: Part 2 Higher Education Research Summer 2015

The N.C. Center for Public Policy Research conducted an online statewide poll to survey respondents on the highest credential completed, student loan amounts, and reasons North Carolinians do not complete their degree.1 To provide a unique look at state-level responses, the Center’s survey was limited to North Carolinians. Some of the results provide additional insight into the state-specific story of how individuals are pursuing higher education and what types of barriers they are facing.… Full story »

Polling Data on College Completion and Tuition in North Carolina: Part 1 Higher Education Research Summer 2015

The N.C. Center for Public Policy Research conducted an online statewide poll to survey respondents on the highest credential completed, student loan amounts, and reasons North Carolinians do not complete their degree.1 To provide a unique look at state-level responses, the Center’s survey was limited to North Carolinians. Some of the results provide additional insight into the state-specific story of how individuals are pursuing higher education and what types of barriers they are facing.… Full story »