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  • Veri-what?

    On January 24th, the Compact held its January community partner meeting at the NewBridge Center for Arts and Technology. This meeting featured guest speakers Angela Johnson, Vice President of Access and Completion at Cuyahoga Community College, Andrea Caputo, ‎Program Manager, Quality Assurance & Compliance at Cuyahoga Community College and Heather Beasley, Site Director for Programs […]

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  • Trending Ahead in FAFSA Completion

    The Higher Education Compact tracks indicators that can determine whether a student is ready for college, will likely enroll, and is on track to graduate. A key access indicator – that is an indicator that is predictive of whether a student will actually enroll in college – is whether a student completes the Free Application […]

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  • NCAN College Access Grant

    Ohio is the 45th most expensive state to attend college.  This is due to declining federal financial aid, the state’s historic disinvestment in higher education, and higher than average tuition costs. With the ever-widening attainment gap between high- and low-income individuals, we need to address the issue of college affordability if we are to make […]

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  • Ensuring Ohio Can Compete: Meeting Ohio’s Attainment Goal 2025

    On January 31st, the Higher Education Compact in partnership with a dozen of Ohio’s cradle-to-career initiatives, hosted an interactive event at the Ohio Statehouse, Ensuring Ohio Can Compete: Meeting Ohio’s Attainment Goal 2025. This event showcased educational data from across the P-16 pipeline and a panel discussion that included State Sen. Peggy Lehner, Chair of […]

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  • Barriers to College, As Seen by CMSD Students

    Included in the Cleveland Plan for Transforming Schools was the creation of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District Student Advisory Council (SAC). The SAC is comprised of a committee of students from each of CMSD’s 30 high schools representing a cross section of grades and personalities. Student representatives are brought together quarterly to discuss issues of […]

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  • Second Annual Cleveland Goes to College Kick-Off and College Fair

    On September 20th, Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland, College Now Greater Cleveland, and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District co-sponsored the second annual Cleveland Goes to College Kick-Off and College Fair at Cleveland’s Public Auditorium. The kick-off inspired and motivated seniors to take tangible steps towards realizing their postsecondary goals. According to one CMSD school […]

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  • The FAFSA Completion Challenge

    In 2016, the Higher Education Compact was awarded a FAFSA completion grant from the Kresge Foundation/National College Access Network. The purpose of the grant was to develop innovative strategies aimed at substantially moving the needle on the number of Cleveland seniors who completed the FAFSA. FAFSA completion is the strongest predictor of whether a student […]

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  • Increasing Enrollment by Reducing Opportunities for Summer Melt

    On Thursday May 4th, Cuyahoga Community College – in partnership with the Higher Education Compact, Cleveland Metropolitan School District and College Now – hosted the second annual Cleveland Goes to College at Tri-C day aimed at reducing summer melt*. Ninety-eight seniors from Collinwood, East Tech, Garrett Morgan, John Adams, Jane Addams, Lincoln West, MLK, New […]

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  • Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Shares Fresh Approach to College Readiness at Dashboard Event

    On March 16th, the Higher Education Compact hosted its 5th annual Dashboard Release Event at the Cleveland State University Student Center. The Dashboard report measures Cleveland’s progress towards reaching key attainment goals related to college readiness, access and completion. Cleveland State University President Ron Berkman began the morning by welcoming more than 150 attendees. His […]

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  • 2016 Higher Education Compact Dashboard Report to the Community

    On March 16th, the Higher Education Compact released its 5th annual Dashboard report. The Dashboard tracks Cleveland’s progress towards reaching more than a dozen indicators related to student readiness for college, access to college and persistence at two year or four year postsecondary institutions. Key attainment trends outlined in the report: The Cleveland Metropolitan School […]

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