data & research
CFCAN is dedicated to providing its members with the robust data and research that drives our work.
Beyond Financial Aid (2015) is a guide for colleges and universities who seek to understand ways in which they can support their low-income students. The report identifies unique challenges facing low-income students in today's economy and provides examples of institutions that successfully utilize innovative programs and resources beyond traditional methods. Included is a self-assessment guide for your institution to evaluate its own methods of support and a comprehensive guide to interpret the results and achieve meaningful impact.
In 2017 the Helios Education Foundation collaborated with the Florida Philanthropic Network and Florida College Access Network to explore non-traditional scholarships. The brief consists of spotlights on successful programs and discusses the data behind why some types of scholarships invoke change while others are unsuccessful, especially in minority, non-traditional, and low-income populations. The report suggests scholarship providers ask themselves "what is the problem?" "who are we targeting?" and identify ways to evaluate impact.
Wraparound support services (Page 3)
Emergency/completion scholarships (Page 4)
Performance-based scholarships (Page 8)
Reverse, micro and reentry scholarships (Pages 12-13)
DESTINATION GRADUATION PROGRAM (Pages 6-7)
The Goal 2025 Report, prepared by Florida College Access Network in 2017, is an overall look at college readiness, access and completion in the Central Florida region (Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties).
Quick facts (Pages 2-4)
Workforce change/demand (Page 5)
Attainment, by ethnicity & earnings (Pages 6-12)
Veteran info (Page 13)
High school grad. rates, classes & Bright Futures (Pages 14-21)
FAFSA Completion (Pages 22-23)
Post-secondary enrollment stats (Pages 24-33)
Higher ed. retention rates (Pages 34-36)
A qualitative study by the Committee for Economic Development from 2015 reviewing how employers promote educational attainment within their companies in select cities. Findings show that although tuition reimbursement is common, there are many challenges to companies in promoting education internally. The report suggests that connections between leaders in business and higher education is the first step in ensuring that the relationships are mutually beneficial.
Successful business practices (Page 7)
Why employers invest in employees' education (Pages 9-11)
Challenges facing employers (Pages 11-13)
Ways employers and higher ed can collaborate (Page 15)
Success through regional efforts (Page 21)