This infographic illustrates data obtained from the 2019 National Survey of Postsecondary Competency-Based Education.
CARPE has curated an array of resources produced by AIR staff at the time of publication on topics related to our primary bodies of work:
- Transition to Postsecondary Education
- Postsecondary Education
- Transition out of Postsecondary Education
Search for resources on a particular topic by typing keywords such as “community colleges,” “college readiness,” or “survey research.”
This infographic, based on study conducted by AIR, used a comparative analysis of earnings outcomes for degree completers who transferred, stopped out, or did neither— whom we refer to as “traditional”—on the way to their degree. This infographic focuses on the cohort of completers who earned their degree in 2015, presenting their average quarterly wages 1, 3, and 5 years after degree completion.
This infographic explores three evidence-based advising strategies with the potential to support students on their path to college completion as well as shares seven advising strategies widely used by colleges that show low evidence establishing their effectiveness.
This journal article discusses a study investigating the short- and longterm impacts of "GO Centers," a student-run, college information program that provides information about all aspects of the college-going process to academically prepared Texas public school students on the margin of attending college. The results indicate that GO Centers led to a large increase in college application rates and a small increase in college enrollment rates but no increase in college completion rates.
This report examines student veterans' experiences with and perceptions of having their military learning recognized by a postsecondary institution.
This policy brief outlines a set of recommendations for establishing indicators of college and career readiness in Boston.
This journal article discusses a study that used data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and the Delta Cost Project to identify institutional predictors of bachelor’s degree completion rates for Pell Grant recipients and nonrecipients at public and private not-for-profit 4-year institutions. The results suggest that Pell Grant recipients are relatively concentrated in institutions with demographic and structural characteristics associated with lower completion rates, including lower SAT scores, enrollment, and residential intensity.
In this video we introduce the Center for Applied Research in Postsecondary Education (CARPE) at the American Institutes for Research. CARPE is committed to improving postsecondary education for all students by generating rigorous evidence and connecting research and practice.
AIR staff support the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), and recently we created a resource page on the IPEDS data collection and release process. The page also provides guidance for data reporters and users on issues related to survey components and web tools for data analyses.
This research brief discusses baseline survey findings from a survey seeking to gain better understanding of parents’ reported expectations and financial plans for their child’s educational future.