Higher education organizations InsideTrack, the American Council on Education, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, the University Professional and Continuing Education Association, and the National Student Clearinghouse collaborated to release a dataset containing information on non-first time (NFT) college students to further understanding of NFT student education outcomes. The dataset includes information that could help education stakeholders combat factors that contribute to low NFT student graduation rates. These education organizations hope the data will better inform education policy decisions based on the needs of traditional, first-time, full-time students, despite the fact that this group no longer represents the majority of students.
Higher Education Data Examines School Attrition
Joshua New is a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.
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