ATTRITION COST MODEL IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
Postsecondary Analytics has recently released Attrition Cost Model, a SAS-based program that automatically calculates state’s annual cost of attrition. Attrition Cost is defined as the proportion of annual higher education expenditures spent on undergraduate students who do not complete a degree. The program is downloadable from here.
POSTSECONDARY ANALYTICS, LLC HIRES TAKESHI YANAGIURA AS DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH
Postsecondary Analytics, LLC is pleased to announce that Takeshi Yanagiura has joined the firm as Director of Research, with responsibility for helping institutional, state, and national clients develop sustainable, research-based strategies to serve more students, increase their rates of success, and manage costs. Most recently, Takeshi developed the institutional research office for the new community college of the University of the District of Columbia and contributed to the improved capacity of analysis and reporting in the college. Prior to that he served as Director of Research for the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, where he was instrumental in the development of the research base for the state’s outcomes-based funding formula, master plan for higher education, and state scholarship reforms. He has also worked for the State Higher Education Executive Officers, where he compiled the State Higher Education Finance study. He has spoken and consulted on higher education data and research issues both nationally and internationally. He has a master’s degree in Higher Education from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Soka University, Japan.
Takeshi can be reached by email or at 615-972-0249.
Delta Cost Project Makes New Student Attrition Policy Resources Available
The Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research (AIR) presents the results of new research to measure and manage the institutional costs of student attrition. The package includes:
Measuring (and Managing) the Invisible Costs of Postsecondary Attrition…a policy brief, summarizing the study and its findings.
The Institutional Costs of Student Attrition…a detailed analytical paper that explores the problem of student attrition in some detail and presents the techniques used to generate attrition cost estimates.
Attrition Cost Model Instruction Manual…a programmers’ manual to assist institutions and states to create their own student attrition cost measures.
Benchmarking Attrition: What we Can Learn from Other Industries…a brief that compares student attrition in higher education to analogous processes in other industries.
Degree Trends in the United States
Postsecondary Analytics have developed a prototype interactive charting tool which uses IPEDS early release data to model recent nationwide trends in degrees awarded. Try it here.
Three Policies to Reduce Time to Degree
In “Three Policies to Reduce Time to Degree” principal of Postsecondary Analytics, LLC, and senior consultant for HCM Strategists LLC, Nate Johnson suggests several strategies to address lagging college completion rates.
What Does a College Degree Cost?
Nate Johnson of Postsecondary Analytics argues that depending on how the question is framed, the direct and indirect cost of providing instruction for the average bachelor’s degree at a public college or university is between $25,000 and $40,000, from a mix of public subsidies and student tuition. Where it falls in the range depends on how the question is framed. No matter how the question is addressed, however, there will be wide variations around the average depending on the student’s major and the institution attended. For a student, by contrast, the average cost of obtaining a degree from a public institution will fall between $35,000 and $70,000, depending again on which costs are included.
Conversation about Performance-based Financial Aid
Nate Johnson, of Postsecondary Analytics LLC and Lashawn Richburg-Hayes of MDRC talk about Performance-based financial aid. Listen or read the transcript!
Conversation about the Completion Agenda and Performance Funding
Nate Johnson, Kevin J. Dougherty, and Charles (Chip) Hatcher talk about the Completion Agenda, Performance Funding, and Assessing Quality in U.S. higher education.
Tuitions and Appropriations
Postsecondary Analytics have developed a prototype interactive charting tool to chart tuitions and appropriations. Try it here.
Pell Grants by Congressional District
The chart shows inflation-adjusted tuition and appropriations revenues for public higher education institutions as reported in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) finance surveys. Revenue data from both the GASB and the FASB accounting protocols are included. To see more check the tools menu above.