10 predictors of college success

New report finds the keys to student success in mountains of data

success-postsecondary According to a new report, the mountains of data collected by institutions is staggering, but focused correctly, predictors and indicators of postsecondary success can be seen—making available new insights for college recruiters, educators and advisors as to what factors constitutes a student likely to graduate.

The report, “Predictors of Postsecondary Success,” conducted by the College & Career Readiness & Success Center at American Institutes for Research (AIR) reviewed more than 80 research studies and summarized and sorted information on student success based on indicators, predictors, and other potential factors.

By summarizing early childhood through early postsecondary education research, AIR hopes to identify student skills, behaviors, and other characteristics that predict future academic and workplace success.…Read More

2 ways colleges can guarantee success

New national survey reveals correlations between college experience and career success

colleges-success-gallupIn the current national discussion on whether or not a college degree is worth the price paid, one of the most important considerations (at least in today’s economy) is whether or not the graduate has a “successful” career. But can institutions measure that success?

“When thinking about the ultimate outcome of a college degree, there is almost universal agreement about the value people seek and expect: to increase the probability of getting a good job and having a better life. Yet, there is not a single college or university in the U.S. that has rigorously researched and measured whether their graduates have ‘great jobs’ and ‘great lives,’ said the report.

The report, “Great Jobs, Great Lives: The 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index Report,” focuses research efforts on outcomes that can provide insight into these common aspirations for colleges grads, no matter what type of institution they attend.…Read More