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Local School Expects Enrollment Increase, Despite National Research

KULR 8, July 24, 2015
Fewer students are enrolling overall in postsecondary schools across the nation. That’s not the case for at least one local school. Read more >

UT program aims to get degrees to more students with built-up credit

Houston Chronicle, July 29, 2015
Colson Tankersley didn’t know he’d taken enough Spanish classes at Austin Community College to qualify for an associate degree until he’d transferred to the University of Texas at Austin and nearly finished a bachelor’s degree in advertising. Read more >

UW-Madison, two-year campuses hope to increase associate degree holders

JS Online, July 28, 2015
A unique agreement between the state’s flagship university, its public two-year colleges and a Madison technical college aims to increase the number of residents who hold at least an associate degree… Read more >

Program Aims to Give College Credit Where it’s Due

Texas Tribune, July 28, 2015
Across Texas, tens of thousands of students have earned enough college credit for an associate degree without knowing it. A new project led by the University of Texas at Austin hopes to track them down… Read More >

At Least 1/3 of College Students Will Do THIS While on Campus!

Seventeen, July 24, 2015
If you’ve ever worried you were the only one who started college and didn’t feel great about your choice, or if you’re in high school now and ~freaking out~ about picking The Perfect University for you, you’re not alone… Read More >

Transfers a game changer in higher education

The Intelligencer, July 20, 2015
In time past the vast majority of college students stayed in the school they initially entered. However, that trend is changing rapidly and that may prove a disruptive force for colleges and universities – as well as a challenge for students both academically and financially… Read More >

From neighborhood schools, 1 in 4 made it to college

The Notebook, May 16, 2015
There are some glimmers of progress. The percentage of Philadelphia high school graduates who enroll in college immediately after finishing school is on the rise, from 40 percent in 2008 to… Read More >

Study: More than 33% of undergrads transfer college at least once

USA Today, July 15, 2015
Transfer rates among U.S. college students are at a high, with a recent report showing that more than one third of students choose to transfer universities at least once during their academic careers… Read More >

Study: More Than a Third of US College Students Transferred

ABC News, July 7, 2015
More than a third of college students who started in 2008 transferred to another school, according to a new national study, challenging ideas about the typical college trajectory and stoking a debate…  Read More >

Confessions of a Community College Dean – Big Fat Hairy Facts

Inside Higher Ed, July 7, 2015
Yesterday’s post, co-written with Susanna Williams, got some unexpected and very welcome backup from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The post was a response to a piece by Harry Holzer, of AIR, arguing that community colleges are preventing students from succeeding. Among the highlights of the new report… Read More >

Despite Hurdles, Students Keep Switching Colleges

The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 7, 2015
Some 3.6 million students entered college for the first time in the fall of 2008, at the height of the Great Recession. Over the next six years, they transferred 2.4 million times… Read More >

Schools on U.S. military installations raising standards, tracking students beyond high school

The Hechinger Report, June 21, 2015
Stephen Call, who graduated this month from Quantico Middle/High School on the U.S. Marine Corps base in Virginia, had a decision to make last December. His mother, a master sergeant specializing in communications, received orders… Read More >

Colleges may no longer be the gatekeepers to the middle class

Consumer Affairs, June 22, 2015
With high school graduation season reaching its peak, millions of 18-year olds who plan to attend college in the fall have just been through the nerve-wracking process of college admissions… Read More >

What’s wrong with going to a community college? How two-year colleges can be better than four-year universities.

The Washington Post, June 29, 2015
The United States is largely segregated along education lines. Those who went to college usually know mostly other people who went to college, so they tend to think their experience is universal. Yet only three in ten Americans age 25 and older have a bachelor’s degree…. Read More >

Transfer students continue to head south

Examiner.com, June 29 2015
Transfer students are continuing their march south, according to data compiled by U.S. News and World Report, as large public universities in Florida, California and Texas dominated the list of most popular destinations for transfers last year… Read More >

Heading to College: 6 things to Consider to Enhance your Education Experience

College Recruiter, June 29, 2015
According to a recent National Student Clearinghouse report, only 40 percent of college students finish their degree from start to finish while another 30 percent drop out. Getting a college education has… Read More >

How Churches Are Trying To Raise The College Graduation Rate

PBS Newshour, June 29, 2015
Damita Rhodie was on her way to a bachelor’s degree when she fell in love, got married, had kids, divorced, and ended up with no bachelor’s degree and no time to get one… Read More >

Colleges may no longer be the gatekeepers to the middle class

ConsumerAffairs, June 22, 2015
With high school graduation season reaching its peak, millions of 18-year olds who plan to attend college in the fall have just been through the nerve-wracking process of college admissions. A college degree has always been viewed as a ticket to the middle class, but in recent years that ticket has been harder to come by, even if you could afford it… Read More >

Where Dreams Come True

POLITICO Magazine , June 18, 2015
Orlando doesn’t seem like ground zero for the debate over higher education and social inequality. This Florida city, after all, is still best known for Disney World, the iconic Cinderella Castle and endless days of butter-yellow sunshine… Read More >

Schools on Military Bases Refocus to Raise Standards

U.S. News, June 19, 2015
The nonprofit National Student Clearinghouse said it currently partners with about 35 percent of the nation’s public high schools to provide postsecondary data on graduates. The reported data includes whether students enroll in college, if they return after their freshman year and if they complete a degree within six years of starting… Read More >

Snapshot, Certificate and Associate Degree Pathways