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Starting All Over Again

Inside Higher Ed, March 19, 2014
Students are much less likely to earn a four-year degree if they first enroll at a community college. A key reason, according to a newly released study, is lost credits in the transfer process. The research also dumps…
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Many Adults Falling Short of Degrees

The New York Times, March 17, 2014
Two and a half years ago, Kristine Rose enrolled full time at Mount Holyoke College and crammed her belongings into a 12-foot-square room. She arrived on the campus in South Hadley, Mass., as a Frances Perkins scholar…
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Partnership Allows Emporia State to Launch eTranscript Service

The Emporia Gazette, March 17, 2014
Emporia State University is on the cutting edge of technology after launching a new electronic transcript system that enables students to request and receive their transcripts at their convenience. “Since the system is…
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Nine Major Higher Ed Groups Endorse Student Achievement Measure as Effort Builds to More Accurately track Graduation Rates at Colleges

AASCU, March 5, 2014
Nine prominent national higher education organizations today formally endorsed the Student Achievement Measure (SAM) as a far more accurate and complete way to track student progress and graduation at colleges and…
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Helping Student Servicemembers and Veterans Succeed

Change, March-April 2014
When Vietnam veteran Larry Johnson lost his job in 2006, he realized he wouldn’t be able to find another one without a bachelor’s degree. Johnson, disabled after being injured by a mortar in Vietnam, took advantage of the…
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How Do We Prepare High School Students To Succeed In College And In Life?

Forbes, February 11, 2014
This interview is one in a series produced by the Skoll World Forum with the participation of today’s leading thinkers and innovators in education. All of the contributors represent projects that have won WISE Awards…
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Ellucian Launches eTranscripts for Clearinghouse Clients

Campus Technology, February 5, 2014
Institutional users of Ellucian’s Banner, Colleague, and PowerCampus will shortly have a free update in their student management and enterprise resource planning applications to authenticate, produce, and transfer student…
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Top Liberal Arts Colleges Where Accepted Students Usually Enroll

U.S. News & World Report, February 11, 2014
College is still seen by many as the gateway to living the American dream, but prospective students sometimes don’t choose to go or are unable to attend. There was an overall 1.8 percent decrease in enrollment in fall…
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Community College Enrollment Drops in Virginia, Maryland

Education News, January 25, 2014
Student enrollment at community colleges in Maryland and Virginia is dropping, following a national trend experts believe is related to the economy. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reported that…
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Community College Enrollment Falls in Maryland and Virginia, Echoing National Trend

The Washington Post, January 22, 2014
Student enrollment at community colleges in Maryland and Virginia is dropping, following a national trend experts believe is related to the economy. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reported that…
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Alaska STEM Advocate Helps Women, Minorities Succeed

Alaska STEM Advocate Helps Women, Minorities Succeed, January 21, 2014
Historically, Native American students in Alaska have been among the lowest-performing in the nation. But one group in the state is seeking to better prepare students for careers in STEM fields through a consistent…
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Texas Takes On Student Outcomes

Inside Higher Ed, January 17, 2014
The University of Texas System on Thursday unveiled an ambitious data tool that gives current and prospective students a wealth of information about how recent graduates like them have fared in the job market. The website…
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U. of Texas Unveils a New Tool for Judging a Degree’s Worth

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 16, 2014
The University of Texas system is posting a new online database on Thursday where current and prospective students can compare the salaries, student-loan debts, and job prospects for people in hundreds of majors and…
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SVA Nearing Release of GI Bill Graduation Rates

Legion, January 8, 2014
Student Veterans of America (SVA) hopes to soon show that the Post-9/11 GI Bill’s $34-billion price tag was worth it. SVA announced at its annual national conference this weekend in Scottsdale, Ariz., that it will soon…
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Community-College Freshmen Get More Direction

The Wall Street Journal, December 13, 2013
A growing number of community colleges are steering students away from the freshman sampler: the smattering of unrelated courses taken by those figuring out what they want to study. Instead, the schools are hoping to boost…
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A College Readiness Tool That Every District Should Use

eSchool News, January 2, 2014
The National Student Clearinghouse is a nonprofit organization founded in 1993 by the higher-education community to track students who received loans to help pay for college tuition. Graduate schools provide enrollment…
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Cover Story: 2013-Year In Review. College Enrollment Declines.

Community College Week, December 23, 2013
Interest in education technology grew unabated in 2013 as educators and policymakers searched for ways to improve access, boost affordability and promote student success. And no technology commanded more attention…
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Part-Time Students Least Likely to Graduate on Time

USA Today, December 21, 2013
Shannon Belanger was always planning to go back to school, but for nearly a decade, circumstances mandated otherwise: work, a marriage and moving to a new state came first. This fall, she decided it was “now or never.”…
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College Graduation Rates Remain Flat, New Study Finds

Business Administration Information, December 19, 2013
With all the attention and focus on college education by both the government and private sector, college graduate rates have actually stalled, a new study has found. About 56% of students who entered college as…
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New Year Right Time for New Start at College

Daily Herald, December 18, 2013
The popular scene depicted in films, television shows and college marketing materials of the first weeks of college always seem to feature a green, vibrant campus complete with fall foliage. Students laugh and gather…
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Snapshot, Certificate and Associate Degree Pathways