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Know Your Numbers – Empowering Student Success

2016 Know Your Numbers blog headerBy: Michelle Cooper, President of the Institute for Higher Education Policy

When we were little kids, knowing our numbers was a big deal.  And as a result, when we mastered certain numeric sequences there would be moments of pride.  Remember how big of a deal it was to learn 1 through 10, then 20, 25, 50, 100, and so on!

The importance of numbers sticks with us well past those early years.  In fact, as we grow older, we learn how not knowing or understanding our numbers can cause problems.  For example, not understanding how to convert hourly wages to salary could easily cause one to be shortchanged financially.  Or not knowing your key health care numbers – blood pressure, temperature, weight –  deprive you and your doctor of critical information needed to manage your health and your risks.

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Can the Feds Bust the Asian American ‘Model Minority’ Myth for Good? 

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Report: California’s public universities in high demand, but have little room

Long Beach City College’s Oakley approved to UC Board of Regents

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50 years on, Cal State Dominguez Hills renews efforts to transform an underserved community

Numbers of freshmen from outside California increase at three UC campuses - LA Times

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‘The Model Minority’ at the Country’s Top-Ranked Universities

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PostsecData Partners Commend Department of Education for Data Transparency

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Partners Offer Praise,

Call for Continuous Improvement and Student Unit Record System

As members of the Postsecondary Data Collaborative (PostsecData), a group of organizations committed to the use of high-quality postsecondary data to improve student outcomes, we applaud the Department of Education for releasing an abundance of new data on higher education alongside the redesigned College Scorecard. The new measures of college access, success, affordability, and workforce outcomes can inform decisions made by students, policymakers, and institutions in ways never before possible.

Of critical importance, these data disaggregate many new outcomes, including debt and repayment, by low-income and first-generation status to provide information on how our nation’s most vulnerable students fare at individual institutions. Additionally, for the first time, students can see data on earnings of typical students leaving each college and university, informing decisions about college choice and student borrowing.

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How Researchers And Policymakers Ignore Impoverished Asian Students

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