Research + News | Topic: Attainment

Don’t Send Your Kid To The Ivy League

The nation’s top colleges are turning our kids into zombies. Read the article here.

Suicide On Campus and the Pressure of Perfection

The number of undergraduates who commit suicide each year is 1,100.

Read the article here.

Pace Of College Attainment Still Not Enough To Meet Future Workforce Needs

According to a new report released by the Lumina Foundation “shows that the rate of college attainment is steadily improving across America. Unfortunately, the pace of progress is far too modest to meet future workforce needs. The report also finds massive and ongoing gaps in educational achievement—gaps tied to race, income and other socioeconomic factors—that must be addressed.”

Read the report here.

Download the full report (.pdf) here.

Higher Ed Leaders Call for Bold Action on Attainment

In an open letter released by the National Commission on Higher Education Attainment, leading college and university presidents call upon their colleagues to make retention and completion a critical campus priority to stem the unacceptable loss of human potential represented by the number of students who never make it to graduation.

Read more about the open letter here.