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Arkansas Initiative Shows Results in Aiding Needy Students

Community College Week, July 27, 2017 The national statistics are disheartening. According to the National Student Clearinghouse, only 39 percent of community college students across the country who enrolled in 2008 had earned a degree or technical certificate by 2014. But something remarkable is happening in Arkansas. Read more>…

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How to focus on education while serving

Military1, July 26, 2016 It is important to decide upon a degree path and stick to it as best as possible. Military life happens and career and educational goals change, but you can’t finish your education if the end goal is a moving target. Read more>…

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Despite tuition hike, university still worth it on one condition

OU Daily, July 20, 2016 Investing in a university education pays off in the long run, so despite the announced tuition increase, it is still in the interest of students to pursue a higher education. It is in even greater interest, however, for them to complete a degree — especially for those who take out…

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Enrollment numbers can mean a lot to universities

The Edwardsville Intelligencer, July 18, 2016 The more and better students an institution can enroll, the more it can claim a level of prestige. And if the numbers of applicants increase – because of the perceived prestige – institutions become more selective in admissions. This, in turn, increases retention and graduation rates. And those numbers…

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How generation Z females could be the answer to tech’s gender diversity problem

TechCrunch, July 17, 2016 The proportion of female students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) university courses has traditionally been very low, and, according to the National Student Clearinghouse, it is getting worse. 2014 figures show just 18 percent of computer science bachelor degrees and 19 percent of engineering degrees held by women. In…

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Michigan is a National Front Runner in Reporting Postsecondary Data

Michigan.gov, July 12, 2016 Michigan reported postsecondary success rates for its public universities and community colleges for the first time today using a new and improved methodology developed by the state’s Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI). CEPI began collecting student-level data in 2009-2010 via the Student Transcript and Academic Record Repository and the…

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Mapping Pathways to Attainment: Certificates Offer More Than Meets the Eye

The EvoLLLution, July 11, 2016 Non-traditional students make up the bulk of today’s student population, but we know very little about them, and even less about their motivations and typical pathways to credentials. In this interview, Doug Shapiro reflects on recent research by the National Student Clearinghouse that sheds some light on the pathway these…

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