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Study says two-thirds of SBHS grads immediately enroll in college

San Benito High School District, Dec. 29, 2017 Nearly two-thirds of San Benito High School graduates enroll in college during the fall immediately after graduation, according to data from the National Student Clearinghouse. Of those college-bound students, approximately one-third enroll in a four-year school, while the remainder join a two-year program such as a community college.…

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Column: The importance of community colleges

Chicago Tribune, Dec. 29, 2017 In 1947, the Truman Commission Report — Higher Education for American Democracy — proved instrumental in re-shaping post-secondary education by aligning it with America’s role as leader in the post-World War II era. Moreover, a dramatic surge in national population was underway and commercial markets were expanding. The Report’s recommendations included…

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New Fairmont State U. president had long journey from Cuba

Associated Press, Dec. 26, 2017 Mirta Martin’s journey to West Virginia has been long. She escaped from communist Cuba, lived in a Spanish convent and immigrated to the United States without her parents. Martin was recently named president of Fairmont State University. Read more>…

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Report examines Latino student success rates

EducationDIVE, Dec. 22, 2017 The author of a new report that analyzes success rates of Latino students stresses that there is no “magic bullet” for colleges and universities to use to improve their own metrics, and what works at one school may not be applicable for all. However, institutions that prioritize equity and make efforts…

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Texas leads nation in university enrollment growth

Houston Chronicle, Dec. 20, 2017 About 1.5 million students studied at Texas universities this past semester, representing a 2.5-percent increase in enrollment, according to the National Student Clearinghouse research center. Growth in Texas — more than 34,400 students year over year — was the biggest of any state nationwide, and came as the number of…

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Enrollments Are Down But the Gender Gap Has Widened

WIAReport, Dec. 20, 2017 New report shows there were 10,787,270 women enrolled in higher education this fall compared to 8,024,010 men. Thus, women were 57.3 percent of total enrollments in higher education. In 2017, enrollments of women were down 0.7 percent from a year ago. Male enrollments were down by 1.5 percent, more than double…

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Nearly 2% drop in public two-year college enrollments

Community College Daily, Dec. 20, 2017 New data indicate that enrollments at public two-year colleges continue to drop but at a slower rate. More than 97,000 fewer students (a 1.7 percent drop) enrolled in public two-year colleges in fall 2017 compared to fall 2016, according to data from the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Research Center.…

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University enrollment decline continues into sixth straight year

Hechinger Report, Dec. 20, 2017 University enrollment continued to decline in the fall for the sixth straight year, adding more bad news to the woes of financially stretched colleges and universities, new figures show. In all, the ranks of university and college undergraduates dropped by nearly 224,000. That’s even after taking into account an increase…

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Undergraduate Enrollments Down 224,000 in Fall 2017

63,000 Fewer Students Entered College Compared to Previous Fall HERNDON, VA (Dec. 20, 2017) – Overall undergraduate enrollments fell by nearly 224,000 students this fall, according to the Fall 2017 Current Term Enrollment Estimates report from the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™. Enrollments in graduate and professional programs increased by over 24,000, but these gains…

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2017 Fall Current Term Enrollment Report