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Community College Enrollment and Completion Data

Inside Higher Ed, March 9, 2015
Nationwide community college enrollment numbers continue to decline. But student completion rates in the sector are higher than many people think. Those are the two primary findings in…
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Beyond High School Diplomas: Educators Aim Towards College Completion

Home Room, March 9, 2015
Nationally, just 18 percent of all 9th graders complete four year degrees within 10 years. There needs to be a real sense of urgency as we move forward in creating and sustaining…
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Study: Completion Rates at Private Nonprofit Institutions in R.I. Higher than National Average

Providence Business News, March 5, 2015
A new study by the National Student Clearinghouse looked at the ways students achieve a college degree. It found that the overall six-year completion rate for first-time, degree…Read More >

Kansas Tops National List in Community College Transfers Completing Degree at Four-Year School

The Wichita Eagle, March 1, 2015
When Julia Glenn was ready to transfer from community college to a four-year school for her bachelor’s degree, Kansas made it easy. Under a state program, credits earned at a…
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Trying to Encourage Women to Become Engineers

Philly.com, February 28, 2015
Jennifer Boykin broke some stereotypes when she was young. She was the first girl to play Little League baseball in St. Louis. She excelled in math and science, encouraged by her…
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Colleges Are Trying to Get Students to Make a Course Correction

The Washington Post, February 28, 2015
Cleveland State University made a proposition to its students two years ago: Take a full course load of 30 credits a year and get $200 off tuition and a $200 book stipend. Only 32…
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Trying to Encourage Women to Become Engineers

The News & Observer, February 25, 2015
Jennifer Boykin broke some stereotypes when she was young. She was the first girl to play Little League baseball in St. Louis. She excelled in math and science, encouraged by her…
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N.J., Pa. College Graduation Rates Among Top in Country

Philly.com, February 25, 2015
Public colleges in New Jersey and Pennsylvania have among the highest graduation rates in the country, according to data released this week. More than 70 percent of students that start at…
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Report: Michigan College Grad Rates Above National Average

Detroit Free Press, February 24, 2015
Michigan’s public universities are doing a good job of making sure students who enroll are graduating, even if the graduation comes at a different university, a new report shows…Read More >

Students Are Returning to For-Profit Colleges

U.S. News & World Report , February 24, 2015
Here’s a puzzle. Enrollment continued to decline at public community colleges this 2014-15 academic year, but not so much at private, for-profit ones. Of course, the for-profit…
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College Students Often Transfer Before Graduating, Study Finds

The Wall Street Journal, February 12, 2015
When students leave a particular college before graduation, they don’t necessarily disappear from the college pipeline—even though the federal government’s measure of…
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State-by-State Breakdown of Graduation Rates

The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 24, 2015
According to a new study by the National Student Clearinghouse, the overall six-year completion rate for first-time degree-seeking college students who first enrolled in 2008…
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State-Level Completion Data

Inside Higher Ed, February 24, 2015
The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center this week released state-level student completion data. The nonprofit center tracked 2.7 million students who first enrolled in…
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By Counting Transfers, Completion Rate at 4-Year Public Colleges Rises to 63 Percent

Education Week, February 24, 2015
The National Student Clearinghouse today released its latest figures on college completion by state, giving a more comprehensive —and encouraging—graduation picture than traditional…
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The College Dropout Problem May Not Be as Bad as the Government Says

Bloomberg Business, February 24, 2015
Almost 41 percent of students who start college won’t finish, according to the U.S. Department of Education. The data is grim—but it could also be unnecessarily pessimistic…
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Students Are Returning to For-Profit Colleges

The Hechinger Report, February 23, 2015
Here’s a puzzle. Enrollment continued to decline at public community colleges this 2014-15 academic year, but not so much at private, for-profit ones. Of course, the for-profit…
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Hollywood Is Crowdsourcing for the Next ‘MacGyver’

ABC News, February 19, 2015
Hollywood is reaching out for your help to create the next “MacGyver” (or, for the younger future engineers, the next “CSI”). To kick off…
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Think your college search is almost over? Think again: For many, a transfer awaits.

The Washington Post, February 16, 2015
The college search process that for many high school seniors and their families began years ago is nearing the end, as acceptances roll in and the countdown for making a final decision…
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Attention College Students: You May Have Earned A Degree Without Knowing It

The Washington Post, February 10, 2015
If you’re cash-strapped, here’s a well-trodden path toward a bachelor’s degree: Start at community college, which is cheaper and more flexible; get a bunch of credits there…
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Obstacles Confront Community College Students

Vindy.com, February 8, 2015
A report from the nonprofit Jack Kent Cooke Foundation reveals what Eastern Gateway Community College President Laura Meeks has known for a long time. “A student who graduates from a…
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Signature Report 12 State Supplement