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What's New for July 2019

A Look at Outcomes of 2015–16 Bachelor's Degree Recipients in the United States.  (July 10, 2019)
A recently released First Look report describes outcomes of 2015–16 bachelor's degree recipients 1 year after graduation. Outcomes include time to degree, amount borrowed for undergraduate education, postbaccalaureate enrollment, employment status, earnings and job characteristics, and steps taken toward a career in teaching. The report is based on data from the 2016/17 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:16/17).

Total Price of College Attendance Covered by Pell Grants  (July 9, 2019)
A new report from NCES examines trends in the total price of attendance covered by Pell Grants and the percentage of Pell Grant recipients who receive federal student loans. A smaller percentage of Pell Grant recipients at public 2-year institutions received federal student loans compared to all other institutions in all selected academic years between 2003–04 and 2015–16. This report draws on data from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study.

If the U.S. population was a basketball team, one player on the court would be functionally illiterate. (July 2, 2019)
One in five U.S. adults possesses low English literacy skills, 2/3 of whom are U.S.-born according to the most recent results of PIAAC released today by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).