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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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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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Snapshot, Persistence and Retention Rates