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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 >

Some former two-year college students now eligible for degree

Daily Progress, August 13, 2015
They may not know it yet, but more than a quarter-million Texans are eligible for associate’s degrees for work they’ve already done, making them more marketable for jobs. Read more >

‘Reverse Transfer’ gives students degrees they’ve already earned

EducationDIVE, August 11, 2015
The National Student Clearinghouse is enabling partnerships between community colleges and four-year institutions so students can get associate degrees after they transfer to the four-year school. Read more >

A groundbreaking “reverse transfer” credit program

eCampusNews, August 10, 2015
The University of Texas at Austin is leading a national initiative with other top universities and the National Student Clearinghouse to help transfer students earn associate degrees for coursework they complete through Reverse Transfer, the first national service to award degrees to students after they transfer to a four-year university… Read more >

Heading to College? Let’s Make Sure You Graduate

Huffington Post College, August 5, 2015
A huge migration is about to begin. In a few weeks’ time, like so many eager, young, stumbling wildebeest, thousands of you are about to head off into a new chapter and begin your college careers. No matter how long I work in higher education, the thrill and excitement that permeates a campus at this time of year is still infectious. The place is buzzing with activity… Read more >

College Grad Rates Get Boost from ‘Reverse Transfer’ Big Education Program

Breitbart, August 1, 2015
Under a new “reverse transfer” program, two million students could be eligible to retroactively receive associate’s degrees. Community colleges are a pathway into four-year universities but it seems many students transfer from two-year to four-year institutions without first completing their associate’s degrees… Read More >

Local School Expects Enrollment Increase, Despite National Research

KULR 8, July 24, 2015
Fewer students are enrolling overall in postsecondary schools across the nation. That’s not the case for at least one local school. Read more >

UT program aims to get degrees to more students with built-up credit

Houston Chronicle, July 29, 2015
Colson Tankersley didn’t know he’d taken enough Spanish classes at Austin Community College to qualify for an associate degree until he’d transferred to the University of Texas at Austin and nearly finished a bachelor’s degree in advertising. Read more >

UW-Madison, two-year campuses hope to increase associate degree holders

JS Online, July 28, 2015
A unique agreement between the state’s flagship university, its public two-year colleges and a Madison technical college aims to increase the number of residents who hold at least an associate degree… Read more >

Program Aims to Give College Credit Where it’s Due

Texas Tribune, July 28, 2015
Across Texas, tens of thousands of students have earned enough college credit for an associate degree without knowing it. A new project led by the University of Texas at Austin hopes to track them down… Read More >

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