[MOBI] ☆ Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America's Pu | BY ↠ William G. Bowen Michael S. McPherson Matthew M. Chingos #2020


  • Title: Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America's Pu
  • Author: William G. Bowen Michael S. McPherson Matthew M. Chingos
  • ISBN: 9780691137483
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America's Pu By William G. Bowen Michael S. McPherson Matthew M. Chingos The United States has long been a model for accessible, affordable education, as exemplified by the country s public universities And yet less than 60 percent of the students entering American universities today are graduating Why is this happening, and what can be done Crossing the Finish Line provides the most detailed exploration ever of college completion at AmeriThe United States has long been a model for accessible, affordable education, as exemplified by the country s public universities And yet less than 60 percent of the students entering American universities today are graduating Why is this happening, and what can be done Crossing the Finish Line provides the most detailed exploration ever 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.
    William G. Bowen Michael S. McPherson Matthew M. Chingos
    President emeritus of the Andrew W Mellon Foundation and Princeton University He is the author or coauthor of many books, including the acclaimed bestseller The Shape of the River Long Term Consequences of Considering Race in College and University Admissions, Crossing the Finish Line Completing College at America s Public Universities, and Lessons Learned Reflections of a University President all Princeton.

    Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America's Pu By William G. Bowen Michael S. McPherson Matthew M. Chingos

    Commentaires:

    J.L. Sutton
    Bowen examines the trends associated with persistence and completion at public universities he argues that to stay globally competitive the U.S needs to increase its level of educational attainment Bowen cites many studies about the disparities of educational attainment across various ethnic, gender and socio economic divides however, despite any trends, Bowen suggests it is up to individual institutions to promote the required knowledge, coping skills and supportive environment necessary for ed [...]

    Grrlscientist
    In the United States, earning a bachelor s degree is recognised as the most important factor for reducing economic inequality and increasing social mobility But since the mid 1970s, university graduation rates have stagnated and disparities in educational outcomes have risen both among ethnic minorities and among those with low socioeconomic status In Crossing the Finish Line, authors William Bowen, Matthew Chingos and Michael McPherson analyse these troubling trends and propose solutions to hel [...]

    Charles Moody
    This is an enormously valuable book reporting the findings of a study into the graduation rates at 21 flagship university systems and four statewide systems of public higher education The rate of increase of overall educational attainment in the United States has slowed since about 1975, a development that the authors argue should be alarming and also puzzling, in light of the growing wage premium for college graduates In other words, there is a strong demand for college graduates and a strong f [...]

    Betty
    Lots of numbers, charts and data Good organization in that you can go directly to the sections you re interested in researching Financial aid and the idea of undermatching were good topics to try and understand how they would impact attainment rates With all the discussion about the high price of colleges, understanding the levers that affect financial aid grants vs loans and in what amounts are vital to figuring out how to help students actually finish college Not just go there for a few years [...]

    McKenzie
    Bowen s extensive quantitative research into why almost 40% of American students do not graduate from college is very illuminating, and the scope of this research project allows many patterns to emerge which are difficult to understand in single university studies I agree that administrators should be focused on how many students graduate, instead of how many students matriculate Though understanding the patterns is the first important step, it is up to readers of this research to decide how to [...]

    Chuck
    Very well researched Uses data sets from very large universities It doesn t necessarily translate to all universities, but Bowen was a president of Princeton McPherson was a president of Macalester So there may be some transcendent themes here.

    Ben
    Really fascinating look at a newly created data set and what it says about completion at four year universities Very quantitative.

    Selika
    For every administrator and faculty member This book is remaking how universities, funding agents, and community colleges are viewing high risk retention.good data driven policy recommendations.

    Nicholas
    A very technical look at the characteristics of students who graduate from college

    JoLynn
    Suggests that we need to do a better job of matching students to the most challenging programs that they are suited for, and that this will result in higher graduation rates.

    Brian
    3.5

    Nathan Smith
    A must read for those that are working with college bound youth.

    Rachel
    Wonderfully informative for any educator passionate about first generation college students

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