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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…

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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…

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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…

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How the Clearinghouse Helps Educators Understand Evolving Student Pathways

A look at how the National Student Clearinghouse – through our unique data resources, services, and reports – provides accurate information to education leaders on today’s evolving student pathways. With the information and insight we provide, educators can better understand and address their students’ needs and help them achieve successful outcomes. > Visit our Student…

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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…

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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…

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