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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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Reverse Transfer: Empowering Students to Complete Degrees

Pearson Learning Solutions, December 18, 2015
Dr. David Pelham from the National Student Clearinghouse and Dr. Dale Campbell and Dr. Tina O’Daniels of the Futures Bellwether College Consortium discuss the growing opportunity of…
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Collegiate Deserted Villages

Noodls, December 17, 2014
Enrollment growth is slowing, but strategically focused institutions are continuing to thrive.
When discussing demographics, people often speak of the “pig in the python,” a vivid analogy…
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Finding the Finish Line: Big Data System Helps Colleges Find Those Slipping Off Track

Deseret News, December 16, 2014
Major colleges are using highly sophisticated data analysis to find students in danger of not finishing their degrees and getting them turned around before they waste time and money, Time…
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Collegiate Deserted Villages

Forbes, December 16, 2014
In his greatest poem, writing just years before the American Revolution, Oliver Goldsmith lamented the disappearance of small villages from British life. While not yet “deserted villages,”…
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College Enrollment Numbers Drop, Pointing to Worst Decline Since WWII

Christian Examiner, December 16, 2014
Information released by the National Student Clearinghouse, which polls colleges and universities, showed the combined number of students attending fulltime and part time study at all…
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College Access Programs Can Be an Asset to Low-Income Students

Diverse Education, December 15, 2014
In a finding that shows “great strides” toward closing the college graduation gap between rich and poor, a recently-released study shows that low-income students who participate in college access…
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High Wired Update: The Glorious 90s

The Australian, December 12, 2014
Broke, broken or both: HW has spent much of this year wondering why the hell the NUS has not been more vocal in its opposition to deregulation. Well, the truth has finally come out — it’s broke…
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Confessions of a Community College Dean

Inside Higher Ed, December 11, 2014
NEASC, the regional accreditor for the New England states, is having its annual conference this week. I couldn’t make it on Wednesday, but was able to attend on Thursday. Some highlights for…
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