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First Look: Dems pounce on GOP Over College Affordability – CFPB: Let’s Talk Loan Servicing – Open to Opportunity Scholarships

Politico, May 14, 2015
FIRST LOOK: DEMS POUNCE ON GOP OVER COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY: House Republicans who are set to speak at high school and college graduation ceremonies will be hit with their own version… Read More >

Beware, Generation X! Millennials Are The Biggest Generation In The American Workforce

MadameNoire, May 14, 2015
Millenial employees, commonly known as 18-to-34-year-old workers, are taking over the U.S. workforce — and surpassing Generation X, The Wall Street Journal reports. According to the… Read More >

College Enrollment Continues to Decline

Econintersect, May 14, 2015
Spring enrollments at 2- and 4-year colleges continue to decline, according to the just-released Spring Current Term Enrollment Estimates from the National Student Clearinghouse… Read More >

Even Private Colleges Feel the Pain as Enrollment Falls Again

The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 14, 2015
Total college enrollment fell again this year, driven primarily by the departure of older students finding employment in an improving economy, according to a report released on… Read More >

The Long View; Historic Hawai‘i Foundation; Family Size Report; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Hawaii Public Radio, May 13, 2015
Whether you remember your college years or are facing them with a child, you know many students and families often can’t pay for college. According to The National Student… Read More >

College Graduation Rates Lag in Michigan

The Detroit News, April 26, 2015
When Mark ten Haaf graduated from high school, he began working with his father in construction. He was good at it, and made good money. That’s why it wasn’t easy to convince… Read More >

Overall Retention, Persistence Rates Rise Slightly

Diverse, April 23, 2015
The persistence rate of college students has reached its highest point since 2010, when it began a four-year decline, according to a new “snapshot” report of persistence and retention… Read More >

Persistence Rate Inches Back Up

Community College Daily, April 23, 2015
The overall persistence rate of first-year community college students who attended in fall 2013 and returned in 2014 edged up 0.8 percentage points to 57.6 percent the largest increase… Read More >

Defining Educational Outcomes, Measuring Impact

Eduventures, April 21, 2015
With the amount of hype surrounding efforts to improve education outcomes, it’s easy to get the impression that the meaning of this term, “outcomes,” is implicit. It is not. “Outcomes”… Read More >

Explore Resources for Women Undergrads in Science, Engineering

U.S. News & World Report, April 20, 2015
The lack of women in science and engineering has long been a sore spot within the U.S. education system, and it’s not getting any better. From 2004 to 2014, the share of bachelor’s… Read More >

Community Colleges Raise Alarm on Graduation Pledge

The Hechinger Report, April 20, 2015
Community colleges are slowly increasing the number of graduates they’re turning out, according to a panel of experts who also warned that falling enrollment and funding problems… Read More >

Explore Resources for Women Undergrads Interested in Science, Engineering

Yahoo! News, April 20, 2015
The lack of women in science and engineering has long been a sore spot within the U.S. education system, and it’s not getting any better. From 2004 to 2014, the share of bachelor’s… Read More >

So where are we on 50% by 2020?

Community College Daily, April 19, 2015
As the nation hits the midpoint of its timeline to increase the number of community college students with a credential, a new American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)… Read More >

More Students Using Community College to Save Money on a Four-Year College Education

Portland Press Herald, April 12, 2015
Wary of debt, students pursuing higher education turn to one option that can be practically free, where they can learn a technical trade or use the school as a steppingstone on the… Read More >

The Myth of the 4-Year College Degree

Yahoo! Finance, April 10, 2015
Americans of all ages grapple with the cost of higher education, whether it’s trying to save for the future, choosing a college or repaying student loan debt.Tuition and fees at…
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Building Toward Completion

Community College Daily, April 3, 2015
In 2009, President Barack Obama announced the 2020 College Completion initiative. The goal: By 2020, the United States will have the greatest proportion of citizens who are college…
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Painting a Clearer Picture

Community College Daily, April 1, 2015
This statement sums up how community colleges and technical institutions currently tell their completion and attainment stories. The national measurements — excluding those that…
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New Hampshire First Among U.S. States in College Completion at Four-Year Publics, Rhode Island First Among Four-Year Independents

New England Board of Higher Education, March 30, 2015
New Hampshire leads the U.S. in completion rates of students who began studies at four-year public institutions, while Rhode Island leads among students who began studies at four-year…
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Nearly Half of 4-year College Grads Went to Community College

Education Dive, March 27, 2015
For many students, community college is a safer start to a bachelor’s degree. It’s close to home and it’s less expensive, giving students a chance to save for the switch to a four-year…
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Dropouts, Grads, and Terrible Counting

Inside Higher Ed, March 26, 2015
Ashley Smith’s IHE story Thursday got few comments and drew little notice, but it should have made national headlines. It gives the lie to a great many tales being told about…
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Snapshot, Certificate and Associate Degree Pathways