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Author(s):Levin, H., Belfield, C., Muennig, P., and Rouse, C
Title:The costs and benefits of an excellent education for all of America's children
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Date:2007
Organization:Center for Benefit-Cost Studies of Education at Teachers College, Columbia University
Short Description:This report identifies five leading interventions that have been shown to raise high school graduation rates, calculates their costs and effectiveness, adds up the lifetime public benefits of high school graduation, and compares the costs of the interventions to the public benefits. Findings indicate a net economic benefit to the public purse of $127,000 per student, with the benefits being 2.5 times greater than the costs.
Annotation:This report identifies five leading interventions that have been shown to raise high school graduation rates, calculates their costs and effectiveness, adds up the lifetime public benefits of high school graduation, and compares the costs of the interventions to the public benefits. Findings indicate a net economic benefit to the public purse of $127,000 per student, with the benefits being 2.5 times greater than the costs. If the number of high school dropouts in this age cohort was cut in half, the government would reap $45 billion via extra tax revenues and reduced costs of public health, of crime and justice, and in welfare payments. This lifetime saving of $45 billion for the current cohort would also accrue for subsequent cohorts of 20-year olds.
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Learning better together: The impact of learning communities on the persistence of low-income students
Setting the record straight: How trendy approaches to college access might or might not be helping low-income students
Project Complete
Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE)
Economic Returns to Education: What We Know, What We Don’t Know, and Where We Are Going – Some Brief Pointers
Getting What We Pay For: State Community College Strategies that Low-Income, Lower-Skilled Students
Impact of student aid program design, operations, and marketing on the formation of family college-going plans and resulting college-going behaviors of potential students
Reforms that could help narrow the achievement gap
Project on student debt.org
Dealing with debt: 1992-93 bachelor's degree recipients 10 years later
Taxing matters
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps)
Institutional graduation rate for 1985 entering cohorts
The state of college affordability in Indiana
Academic pathways to access and student success
Accelerated learning options: A promising strategy for states
Beating the odds: A city-by-city analysis of student performance and achievement gaps on state assessments
Promising practices: School to career and postsecondary education for foster care youth
Talent Development High Schools
The effects of merit-based financial aid on course enrollment, withdrawal, and completion in college
Graduating with debt: The biggest threat to young American's financial well-being?
Knowledge for practice: A training program for college access advisors
The promise and practice of employer educational assistance programs: 2004 State of the field strategies and trends
School and parent interaction by household language and poverty status: 2002–03
A shared agenda: A leadership challenge to improve college access and success
College affordability: Overlooked long-term trends and recent 50 state patterns
Locating the dropout crisis: Which high schools produce the nation’s dropouts? Where are they located? Who attends them
State merit scholarship programs and racial inequality
Missed opportunities: A new look at disadvantaged college aspirants
Private scholarships count: Access to higher education and the critical role of the private sector
Unequal opportunity: Disparities in college access among the 50 states
Rhetoric and reality: Effects and consequences of the HOPE scholarship
Policy for progress: Reaffirming California higher education accessibility, affordability, and accountability into the 21st century
Crucial choices: How students financial decisions affect their academic success
The ABC's of early awareness: A resource guide and toolkit for helping students achieve a higher education
Basic facts about in-state tuition for undocumented immigrant students
Challenging the myths: Rethinking the role of school counselors
How families of low- and middle-income undergraduates pay for college: Full-time dependent students in 1999-2000
National Pathways to College Network
College is possible
Access to the most selective private colleges by high-ability, low-income students: Are they out there?
Policy on dual credit courses taught in high schools by high school faculty
Breaking through: Helping low-skilled adults enter and succeed in college and careers
Global debt patterns: An international comparison of student loan burdens and repayment conditions
School context, student attitudes and behavior, and student achievement: An exploratory analysis
Working their way through college: Student employment and its impact on the college experience
College access and tax credits
State of college opportunity in Ohio 2005
Is college right for your child?: How to weigh the pros and cons
Funding Gaps 2006
Squeeze play: How parents and the public look at higher education today
The progress of education reform: Closing the achievement gap
The UW-Madison sixth annual plan 2008 campus forum
Achievement gaps: An examination of differences in student achievement and growth
Ensuring academic success for English learners
Opening Doors project publications
Back to school: Federal student aid policy and adult college enrollment
Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Website and Secondary School Toolkit - English
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation graduate scholarship program
Federal Student Aid (FSA)
Education watch Indiana: Key education facts and figures
In-state tuition for undocumented immigrants: States' rights and educational opportunity
Student loans and public accountability
Reaching all children? Understanding early care and education participation among immigrant families
The family: America's smallest school
Using socioeconomic diversity to improve school outcomes
Child care and development block grant participation in 2005
Families forgotten: Administration’s priorities put child care low on list
Parent primer on career exploration
Lumina Foundation Lessons: Students aren't just data points, but numbers do count
2006-2007 National directory of scholarships, internships, and fellowships for Latino youth
Starfish Initiative
Manchester College: Fast forward program
Upward Bound Math-Science: Program description and interim impact estimates
Ronald E. McNair Postbaccaluareate Achievement Program: 2002-05 facts and figures at a glance
College For Every Student
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1998-99
A profile of the Talent Search program: 1999-2000
Strategic directions in Indiana education
Breaking through: Helping low-skilled adults enter and succeed in college and careers
Breaking through: Factsheet
Engaging faculty and staff: An imperative for fostering retention, advising, and smart borrowing
Do loans increase college access and choice? Examining the introduction of universal student loans
Facts about college access and affordability
Best practices: Resource for TRIO directors
Best practices: TRIO student support programs & Upward Bound
Youth in foster care with adult mentors during adolescence have improved adult outcomes
Programs at higher education institutions for disadvantaged precollege students
Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid: A Guide for Those Helping Students Prepare for Postsecondary Education
Gates Millennium Scholars Scholarships
Top 25 colleges for Latinos
Academic competitiveness grant
State merit aid programs: Responses by Florida community colleges
2007-08 Directory of colleges cooperating with the SAT program fee-waiver service
Frequently asked questions about college access and success
Gates Millenium Scholars Program
Early Head Start and teen parent families: Partnerships for success
Cashing in or cashing out: Tools for measuring the effectiveness and outcomes of financial aid events
Community colleges and rural America: Progress and prospects
Community college fast facts
State grant aid and it's effects on students' college choices
Improving math performance
Financing asset building and financial education programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Hacia Adelante - Pathways to College - A Guide for Latino Families
Helping Teens Succeed
Condition of education 2002: Special analysis, nontraditional undergraduates
Addressing the needs of adult learners
The context of "choice" in college pathways
Latinos in graduate education
Feasibility of a student unit record system within the integrated postsecondary education data system
Costs, prices, and affordability
Fact book bulletin: Latest data confirms a college affordability gap for students from middle- and lower-income families
Tuition and fees in public higher education in the West
Guide for parents: Ten steps to prepare your child for college
Finding the right college for you
Access to college: The role of tuition, financial aid, scholastic preparation and college supply in public college enrollments
Diversity workshops: Gender equity--a closer look
College access: Results from a survey of low-income teens and parents
Best practice: Indiana University Bloomington groups program
Federal student loan debt:1993-2004
Lumina Foundation focus: Dreams detoured: Rising college costs alter plans and threaten futures
Net price to family for dependent and independent undergraduate students by institutional type/control and parental income quartiles, 2004
GEAR UP
Student financing of graduate and first professional education: 1999-2000
The mentoring of disadvantaged youth
Pre-college outreach programs for low-income students: A literature review
Equal access to postsecondary education? The case of undocumented immigrant students
Affordability of postsecondary education: Equity and adequacy across the 50 states
2003-04 National postsecondary student aid study: Undergraduate financial aid estimates for 2003-04 by type of institution
Improving lives through higher education: Campus programs and policies for low-income adults
A deficit of understanding: Confronting the funding crisis in higher education and the threat to low-income and minority access
Getting ready to pay for college: What students and their parents know about the cost of college tuition and what they are doing to find out
Preserving access with excellence: Financing for rural community colleges
Hope works: Student use of education tax credits.
2003 status report on the Pell grant program
Discounting toward disaster: Tuition discounting, college finances, and enrollments of low-income undergraduates
Indicators of opportunity in higher education
Fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education: A two-tiered education system
Inventing Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs): The basics
Federal Pell Grants: Implications of increasing the maximum reward
Economic diversity on campus
Parents are too optimistic about scholarships
Student debt: Bigger and bigger
College grants on a postcard: A proposal for simple and predictable federal student aid
Questbridge
Lottery funded merit scholarships: Some lessons from the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship program
Coercive mobility and crime: A preliminary examination of concentrated incarceration and social disorganization
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (English Version)
The money manual: A personal finance guide from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
National Urban League Scholarships
The future of private loans: Who is borrowing and why?
Strategies for success: Six stories of increasing college access
Prep for prep
Financial aid issues for students from low income families
Changes in patterns of prices and financial aid
Grappling with the access problem
College access, financial aid, and college success for undergraduates from foster care
NDSFA: The financial aid partnership
Higher education for undocumented students: The case for open admission and in-state tuition rates for students without lawful immigration status
Trends in postsecondary access and interventions needed
Knowledge is power program
Perceptions of college financial aid among California Latino youth
Documenting the shift to merit
Characteristics of undergraduate borrowers: 1999-2000
Federal Perkins Loan teacher cancellation
Unauthorized Alien Students, Higher Education, and In-State Tuition Rates: A Legal Analysis
Stronger department of education oversight needed to help ensure only eligible students receive federal student aid
Rising Tuition and Enrollment in Public Higher Education
Dollars for degrees: Financial aid and its impact on post-secondary degree completion in Texas
IDA pays: A missing piece of the access puzzle
Connecting schools, families, and communities: Stories and results from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's education investments
What are they and how do I use them? Strategies and tools to increase and improve filing of the federal Hope and Lifetime Learning education tax credits by low-income filers
Wising up: How government can partner with business to increase skills and advance low-wage workers
Kids2College
A mission of the heart: What does it take to transform a school?
School funding's tragic flaw
Fixing No Child Left Behind
Why Should State Government Invest in College Education? An Equilibrium Approach for th US in 2000
Engaging Faculty and Staff: An Imperative for Fostering Retention, Advising, and Smart Borrowing
One in 100: Behind Bars in America 2008