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Science and Engineering Degrees Increase, Gender Gap Remains

The Daily Free Press, January 30, 2015
Colleges and universities have seen an increased percentage of students earning science and engineering degrees, a Monday study by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found…
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Transfer Nebraska database shows student which credits will transfer

JournalStar.com, January 30, 2015
At least one-third of all college students transfer to another institution before earning a degree, a report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows. That includes…
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Number of College Students Pursuing Science, Engineering Stagnates

The Wall Street Journal, January 27, 2015
The number of students completing degrees in science and engineering barely budged over the past decade, despite a national push to increase workers’ skills to boost the competitiveness of the…
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More Students Earning STEM Degrees, Report Shows

U.S. News & World Report, January 27, 2015
Science, technology, engineering and math degrees have become incrementally more common for both men and women over the last decade, a new report shows. Driven by a growth in the “hard sciences”…
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Report: Little Growth in Science Degrees Since 2004

Newsmax, January 27, 2015
Despite a nationwide focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, the number of students earning degrees in those fields has only increased slightly over the last…
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Number Of U.S. STEM Graduates Rises Slightly In Past Decade

SiliconBeat, January 27, 2015
If you listen to politicians and tech leaders, the country is in dire need of more people trained in science, technology, engineering and math, the so-called “STEM” fields. Students appear…
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Full-time College Enrollment May Not Work for All

eCampus News, January 23, 2015
Findings from an effort to benchmark the persistence patterns of non-first-time (NFT) college students indicate that NFT students are less likely to drop out and more likely to complete…
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National Study of Non-First-Time Students Shows Full-Time Enrollment May Not be Appropriate For All

American Council on Education, January 21, 2015
The latest findings from the nation’s first effort to benchmark the persistence patterns of non-first-time (NFT) college students indicate that NFT students are more likely to complete…
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Study Questions Whether Full-Time Enrollment Is Best for Everyone

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 21, 2015
Most experts agree that first-time students are more likely to graduate on time from community colleges when they are enrolled full time. That has led some policy makers and nonprofit…
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Flexibility and Graduation

Inside Higher Ed, January 21, 2015
Attending college full time isn’t always the best way to get to graduation, at least for adult community college students who have previously pursued a degree and dropped out. That’s the…
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State Of The Union 2015: 5 Basic Things To Know About Obama’s Free Community College Proposal

International Business Times, January 20, 2015
President Barack Obama was expected to use the annual State of the Union address to rehash his proposal to make community college available at no cost to students. He announced the…
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Split in Fortunes Stalks U.S. Schoolchildren

Bloomberg, January 15, 2015
The opportunity divide that begins at birth is widening, reinforcing inequality as American children progress through school. Kids born to middle and lower-income families could find…
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Community Colleges Expand Online as Overall Enrollment Declines

U.S. News and World Report, January 9, 2015
Enrollment is falling at community colleges across the country. In the past year alone, nationwide enrollment at two-year colleges dropped 6 percent, according to a December…
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Good Day Chicago

WFLD-CHI (FOX), December 31, 2014
According to new research from the National Student Clearinghouse, 77% of full-time students entering college in 2008 took six years to earn their degree. Only 19% of college students will graduate in four years from public universities. …
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Is There A Way To Predict How Many Tennessee Promise Students Will Graduate?

Nashville Public Radio, December 26, 2014
In just a few weeks, students who applied for free community college — and almost every high school senior in the state did — will have their first mandatory Tennessee Promise meeting. This will give a better indicator of how many students are serious about enrolling in community college next fall…
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National Student Clearinghouse Releases Santa’s ‘Official Transcript’

U.S. News & World Report, December 24, 2014
Yes, Virginia, Santa went to college. According to the nonprofit National Student Clearinghouse, “Santa studied quite the curriculum to get to where he is today delivering toys to girls and boys.”…
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Summit Calls For Using Data To Boost Graduation Rates

Community College Week, December 22, 2014
The big words at the second White House College Opportunity Day of Action, a summit for discussing ideas to increase higher education graduation rates, were data and technology. “Now everybody understands some form of higher education is a necessity,” …
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Graduation Rates Fell Since Onset of Recession

Community College Week, December 19, 2014
College enrollment has gone up since the beginning of the Great Recession, but college and university graduation rates have declined, according to a new report. The National Student…
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4-H Makes a Difference in Post-Secondary Education Enrollment

4-H Makes a Difference in Post-Secondary Education EnrollmentMichigan State University Extension, December 19, 2014
Michigan State University Extension’s 4-H program provides youth with fun opportunities that expand their horizons, allow personal growth, provide career exploration and post-secondary education goal…
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States Tackle Question of How to Boost College Completion Rates for Low-Income Students

The Christian Science Monitor, December 18, 2014
Community college students need better guidance and clearer pathways to a degree if significant numbers of low-income students are to graduate with a high-value credential, according to a…
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