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Programs available to transfer students to ease transition to UNL

The Daily Nebraskan, February 2, 2016

Each year the University of Nebraska-Lincoln welcomes an average of 1,000 transfer students from institutions all over the world. Many of these students come from community colleges throughout Nebraska, as well as the University of Nebraska-Omaha and the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Read more >

Study: Colorado Transfer Students Struggle To Graduate

Colorado Public Radio, January 27, 2016

Researcher Davis Jenkins with the Community College Research Center at Columbia University told to CPR News’ Mike Lamp about the reasons the move from community college to university can be a difficult transition. Click to story.

Community-college ranking shows Va. good, has room to improve

InsideNOVA, January 26, 2016

Virginia rates above the national average in helping community-college students transfer to, and graduate from, four-year schools, a new report suggests. Read more >

Tribune opinion: College transfer system needs some smoothing out

The Tribune (Greeley and Weld County, CO), January 25, 2016

As a college education becomes an ever-more-important prerequisite for a middle-class lifestyle and the costs of higher education continue to rise, the faltering ability of students transferring from a community college in Colorado to earn a timely degree takes on a stark significance. Read more >

Aspen Institute Names Top 150 Community Colleges Eligible For 2017 Prize For Excellence

College Planning and Management, January 26, 2016

Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has named the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million dollars in prize funds. Read more >

Tracking States on Transfer

Inside Higher Education, January 19, 2016

Nationwide, just 14 percent of students who first enroll at a community college transfer and eventually earn a four-year degree within a six-year period, according to a new report from the Community College Research Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Fund and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Read more >

 

A Wide Disparity in Transfer Rates

Community College Daily, January 19, 2016

There’s a great deal of variation among states in the percent of community college students who transfer to a four-year institution and the percent of transfer students who earn a bachelor’s degree within six years, according to a new report. Read more >

Why some colleges are better than others at getting women into STEM careers

MarketWatch, January 4, 2016

Just 29% of the bachelor’s degrees awarded to women were in science and engineering fields in 2014, compared with 40% for men, according to the National Student Clearinghouse. The share of 2014 female graduates with science and engineering degrees drops to 12% when social sciences and psychology are eliminated. Read more >

 

Top Products 2016

University Business, January 4, 2016

The editors of UB magazine proudly present the 2016 Readers’ Choice Top Products, chosen from hundreds of nominations. This annual award programs alerts higher ed administrators and staff to the best products their peers use to achieve excellence at institutions throughout the country. Read more >

College enrollment declines for fourth straight year

Hechinger Report, December 16, 2015

Enrollments at colleges and universities dropped for the eighth semester in a row this fall, down nearly 2 percent below what they were last fall, new figures show. The number of students over 24 continued to decline sharply—more than 4 percent—according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, which tracks this. Enrollment at four-year for-profit institutions plunged by nearly 14 percent. Read more >

College Graduation Rate Shrinks, Study Finds

Wall Street Journal, Nov. 17, 2015

Just 52.9% of students who began at two- and four-year institutions in fall 2009 had graduated within six years, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, compared with 55% for the class that started in 2008 and 56.1% the year before that. Read more >

SVA and VA Begin Phase 2 of Million Records Project

Military.Com Education, Nov. 2, 2015

On October 29, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Student Veterans of America (SVA), and the National Student Clearinghouse signed a Memorandum of Agreement to track and measure the academic outcomes of student veterans using the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Read more >

Low-Income, Urban High Schools Producing Few STEM Graduates

Education Week, October 15, 2015
Students who attend low-income, urban schools with high minority populations are earning college degrees in science, technology, engineering and math at far lower rates than are their peers from higher-income, low-minority schools in big cities and suburbs, according to a report released Thursday. Read more >

Computer science now most popular major for female students at Stanford

Silicon Valley Business Journals, October 12, 2015
Women in tech may be few in number, but it looks like there is hope for the future. Computer science is now the most popular major for female students at Stanford. Read more >

A Nuanced Look at (Some) 2-Year Students

Inside Higher Ed, October 6, 2015
For perhaps the first time, researchers compare the academic preparation that traditional-age students have when they enter two-year and four-year colleges Read >>

Continued dip in new college grads

CC Daily, September 30, 2015
Even though the number of first associate degrees and certificates earned each year by community college students has increased between 2010-11 and 2013-14, they represent a decreasing percent of all earned credentials… Read more >

Nearly a Third of Undergraduate Degrees Go to Students With Prior Credentials

The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 30, 2015

For a growing share of college graduates, the degrees they’re taking home aren’t their first higher-education credentials. The percentage of college graduates stacking credentials by adding, say, a bachelor’s degree to an associate degree, or an associate degree to a certificate, grew from 25 percent to 29 percent between 2010-11 and 2013-14, says a report released on Wednesday. Read more >

Clearinghouse Finds Number of First-time College Graduates Declining

Inside Higher Ed, September 30, 2015
For a second consecutive year, the number of students receiving their first college credential fell, even as the number of students earning a second or third undergraduate credential continued to increase. Read more >

Nearly a Third of Undergraduate Degrees Go to Students With Prior Credentials

The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 30, 2015
For a growing share of college graduates, the degrees they’re taking home aren’t their first higher-education credentials. The percentage of college graduates stacking credentials by adding, say, a bachelor’s degree to an associate degree, or an associate degree to a certificate, grew from 25 percent to 29 percent between 2010-11 and 2013-14, says a report released on Wednesday… Read more >

CISO Roundtable

uDig, September 15, 2015
Last month, I had the opportunity to sit down with two local leaders in InfoSec.  Both are challenged to lead their respective employers’ Information Security Organizations and resulting InfoSec strategies.  We had a wide ranging conversation which shared a great many experiences, perspectives, opinions and stories.  Below are a few highlights from our conversation, you can read the full interview by clicking here. Read more >

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