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A Wide Disparity in Transfer Rates

Community College Daily, January 19, 2016

There’s a great deal of variation among states in the percent of community college students who transfer to a four-year institution and the percent of transfer students who earn a bachelor’s degree within six years, according to a new report. Read more >

Why some colleges are better than others at getting women into STEM careers

MarketWatch, January 4, 2016

Just 29% of the bachelor’s degrees awarded to women were in science and engineering fields in 2014, compared with 40% for men, according to the National Student Clearinghouse. The share of 2014 female graduates with science and engineering degrees drops to 12% when social sciences and psychology are eliminated. Read more >

 

Top Products 2016

University Business, January 4, 2016

The editors of UB magazine proudly present the 2016 Readers’ Choice Top Products, chosen from hundreds of nominations. This annual award programs alerts higher ed administrators and staff to the best products their peers use to achieve excellence at institutions throughout the country. Read more >

College enrollment declines for fourth straight year

Hechinger Report, December 16, 2015

Enrollments at colleges and universities dropped for the eighth semester in a row this fall, down nearly 2 percent below what they were last fall, new figures show. The number of students over 24 continued to decline sharply—more than 4 percent—according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, which tracks this. Enrollment at four-year for-profit institutions plunged by nearly 14 percent. Read more >

College Graduation Rate Shrinks, Study Finds

Wall Street Journal, Nov. 17, 2015

Just 52.9% of students who began at two- and four-year institutions in fall 2009 had graduated within six years, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, compared with 55% for the class that started in 2008 and 56.1% the year before that. Read more >

SVA and VA Begin Phase 2 of Million Records Project

Military.Com Education, Nov. 2, 2015

On October 29, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Student Veterans of America (SVA), and the National Student Clearinghouse signed a Memorandum of Agreement to track and measure the academic outcomes of student veterans using the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Read more >

Low-Income, Urban High Schools Producing Few STEM Graduates

Education Week, October 15, 2015
Students who attend low-income, urban schools with high minority populations are earning college degrees in science, technology, engineering and math at far lower rates than are their peers from higher-income, low-minority schools in big cities and suburbs, according to a report released Thursday. Read more >

Computer science now most popular major for female students at Stanford

Silicon Valley Business Journals, October 12, 2015
Women in tech may be few in number, but it looks like there is hope for the future. Computer science is now the most popular major for female students at Stanford. Read more >

A Nuanced Look at (Some) 2-Year Students

Inside Higher Ed, October 6, 2015
For perhaps the first time, researchers compare the academic preparation that traditional-age students have when they enter two-year and four-year colleges Read >>

Continued dip in new college grads

CC Daily, September 30, 2015
Even though the number of first associate degrees and certificates earned each year by community college students has increased between 2010-11 and 2013-14, they represent a decreasing percent of all earned credentials… Read more >

Nearly a Third of Undergraduate Degrees Go to Students With Prior Credentials

The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 30, 2015

For a growing share of college graduates, the degrees they’re taking home aren’t their first higher-education credentials. The percentage of college graduates stacking credentials by adding, say, a bachelor’s degree to an associate degree, or an associate degree to a certificate, grew from 25 percent to 29 percent between 2010-11 and 2013-14, says a report released on Wednesday. Read more >

Clearinghouse Finds Number of First-time College Graduates Declining

Inside Higher Ed, September 30, 2015
For a second consecutive year, the number of students receiving their first college credential fell, even as the number of students earning a second or third undergraduate credential continued to increase. Read more >

Nearly a Third of Undergraduate Degrees Go to Students With Prior Credentials

The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 30, 2015
For a growing share of college graduates, the degrees they’re taking home aren’t their first higher-education credentials. The percentage of college graduates stacking credentials by adding, say, a bachelor’s degree to an associate degree, or an associate degree to a certificate, grew from 25 percent to 29 percent between 2010-11 and 2013-14, says a report released on Wednesday… Read more >

CISO Roundtable

uDig, September 15, 2015
Last month, I had the opportunity to sit down with two local leaders in InfoSec.  Both are challenged to lead their respective employers’ Information Security Organizations and resulting InfoSec strategies.  We had a wide ranging conversation which shared a great many experiences, perspectives, opinions and stories.  Below are a few highlights from our conversation, you can read the full interview by clicking here. Read more >

Pathway program partnerships offer a win to all involved

Education Dive, September 23, 2015
More than one-third of all college students transfer. And research from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows almost half of those students transfer more than once… Read more >

3 ways to turn old college credits into new degrees

MSN Money, September 9, 2015
Getting into college is unfortunately much easier than getting out with a diploma. Even among first-time, full-time undergrads – a demographic that’s more likely to reach graduation than students who attend part-time – less than 60 percent earn their bachelors degree within six years, reports the National Center for Education Statistics… Read more>

A national reverse-transfer model?

American Association of Community Colleges, September 8, 2015
The University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) and its main transfer-student feeder school, Austin Community College (ACC), are ground zero for the development of a national reverse-transfer initiative that could confer associate degrees on nearly 2 million students who left a community college without a diploma… Read more >

The Student Veterans Of America Advocate For Higher Education

CBS, August 31, 2015
One of the many lasting legacies of President Franklin D. Roosevelt is the G.I. Bill, also known as the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944. This profound piece of legislation still helps provide benefits to military veterans—including low-cost mortgages, low-interest small-business loans and cash payments for tuition and living expenses to attend college… Read more >

After trying everything to increase graduation rates, this college is cutting back

PBS, August 20, 2015
Few colleges have signed onto the national college completion agenda with as much vigor as Sinclair Community College. And while national graduation rates have seen only a slow inching up, Sinclair has managed a big jump. Read more >

Where to start? These are the basic technologies to improve retention

eCampusNews, August 19, 2015
Instead of operating in crisis mode to curb dropout rates, institutions can use web-based services to improve learning in a way that naturally supports students staying in school and completing coursework. Read more >

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