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Author(s):Social Science Research Council
Title:Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
Short Description:Lays out a broad agenda for future research, and exhorts the reserach community, practitioners, and policymakers to take a collaborative approach to solving the nation's postsecondary challenges.
Annotation:This report from the Social Science Research Council Project "Transitions to College: From Theory to Practice" articulates a range of research questions to stimulate inquiry into postsecondary, access, preparation, success, and financing on the part of state and federal agencies, private foundations, and universities. Questions that matter lays out a broad agenda for future research, and exhorts the reserach community, practitioners, and policymakers to take a collaborative approach to address and solve the nation's postsecondary challenges.
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Affordability, Tuition and College Costs
College Access
Preparation/College Readiness
Student Success
Transition to College

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