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Issue #210 - December 2009

This Issue of OPPORTUNITY examines very long term trends and patterns in voluntary school enrollment and educational attainment by gender and race/ethnicity: School Enrollment and Educational Attainment by Age, Gender and Race/Ethnicity, 1940 to 2008  
 

Issue #209 - November 2009

This Issue of OPPORTUNITY is our annual research and analysis on:
Inherited.....Family Income and Educational Attainment, 1970 to 2008  
 

Issue #208 - October 2009

In this issue of OPPORTUNITY: Article 1 -- Freshman-to-Sophomore Persistence Rates by Institutional Leve, Control and Academic Selectivity, 1983 to 2009 and in Article 2 -- Enrollment in First-Choice College, 1974 to 2008. 
 

Issue #208 - October 2009 Article 1

Freshman-to-Sophomore Persistence Rates by Institutional Level, Control and Academic Selectivity, 1983 to 2009  
 

Issue #208 - October 2009 Article 2

Enrollment in First-Choice College, 1974 to 2008 
 

Issue #207 - September 2009

In this issue of OPPORTUNITY: Article 1 -- Access to What? Restricted Educational Opportunity for Students from Low and Lower-Middle Income Families, FY1974 to FY2009p and Article 2 -- Health Care Costs as a Competitor for Higher Education Investment 1952 to 2007.

 
 

Issue #207 - September 2009 Article 1

Access to What? Restricted Educational Opportunity for Students from Low and Lower-Middle Income Families FY1974 to FY2009p --- Maps  
 

Issue #207 - September 2009 Article 2

Health Care Costs as a Competitor for Higher Education Investment 1952 to 2007  
 

Issue #206 - August 2009

In this issue of OPPORTUNITY: Article 1 looks at College Participation Rates for Students from Low Income Families by Sate, FY1993 to FY2008 and Article 2 -- Voting in the 2008 Presidential Election by Educational Attainment  
 

Issue #206 - August 2009 Article 1

College Participation Rates for Students from Low Income Families by State FY1993 to FY2008 --
Map page 5 and Map page 8 
 

Issue #206 - August 2009 Article 2

Voting in the 2008 Presidential Election by Educational Attainment 
 

Issue #205 - July 2009

In this issue of OPPORTUNITY: Article 1 looks at Pell Grant Recipients at America's "Best" Universities and Colleges, FY1993 to FY2009p and Article 2 -- Ah, for the good old days.... "I worked my way through college. You should too."  
 

Issue #205 - July 2009 Article 1

Pell Grant Recipients at America's "Best" Universities and Colleges FY1993 to FY2009p 
 

Issue #205 - July 2009 Article 2

Ah, for the good old days..... "I worked my way through college. You should too." 
 

Issue #204 - June 2009

This issue of OPPORTUNITY: Financial Barriers to Higher Education for Dependent Undergraduate Students 2008, identifies and measures four financial barriers to higher education faced by dependent undergraduate students. Our analysis demonstrates very large (and growing) financial barriers for students from the bottom half of the family income distribution, below about $70,000 per year.  
 

Issue #203 - May 2009

In this Issue of OPPORTUNITY: College Continuation Rates for Recent High School Graduates, 1959 to 2008. We focus on college continuation rates, especially for fall 2008 freshmen. These data show the effects of the economic recession on student enrollment patterns and some of the results are simply stunning. These data say that students are trying, but system failures (especially affordability) are barriers for many of them.

 
 

Issue #202 - April 2009

What Students Study in College, 1966 to 2008  
 

Issue #202 - April 2009 Maps

This spreadsheet contains the Maps you will find on pages 8-12 in this Issue of OPPORTUNITY: What Students Study in College, 1966 to 2008. 
 

Issue #201 - March 2009

In this Issue of OPPORTUNITY:  College Completion Rates, 1947 to 2007  
 

Issue #200 - February 2009

In this Issue of OPPORTUNITY: Article 1 focuses on College Participation Rates for Students from Low Income Families by State, FY1993 to FY2007; Article 2 looks at Distribution of Undergraduate Enrollments by Race/Ethnicity and Institutional Level, 1976 to 2006. You can read more about these 2 articles on our Current Issues page. 
 

Issue #200 - February 2009 Article 1

College Participation Rates for Students from Low Income Families by State, FY1993 to FY2007  
 

Issue #200 - February 2009 Article 2

Distribution of Undergraduate Enrollments by Race/Ethnicity and Institutional Level, 1976 to 2006  
 

Issue #199 - January 2009

In this Issue of OPPORTUNITY Article 1 focuses on Enrollment of Undergraduates with Pell Grants by Institutional Level, Dependency and State, 1974 to 2007; Article 2 looks at Volunteerism by Educational Attainment, 2004 to 2008. You can read more about these 2 articles on our Current Issues page.  
 

Issue #199 January 2009 Article 1

Enrollment of Undergraduates with Pell Grants by Institutional Level, Dependency and State, 1974 to 2007 
 

Issue #199 January 2009 Article 2

Volunteerism by Educational Attainment, 2004 to 2008