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American higher education enrollment declined. Again.

Bryan Alexander Blog, May 22, 2018 So what can we learn from this? Compare: 17,839,330 took classes this spring, while in 2013 we enrolled 19,105,651 students.  That’s about a 6.7% decline.  And it comes after a generation of steady enrollment growth. Read more>…

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More of the same

Community College Daily, May 22, 2018 Undergraduate enrollments for this spring compared to last spring dropped 1.8 percent (275,000 students), with public two-year colleges seeing a 2-percent drop (107,000 students), according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Learn more>  …

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Undergraduate Enrollments Down 275,000 in Spring 2018

57,000 Fewer Students Entered College Compared to Previous Spring 6 of 10 States Seeing Largest Enrollment Declines Are in the Midwest or Northeast HERNDON, VA (May 22, 2018) – Undergraduate enrollments fell by over 275,000 students, a decline of 1.8 percent, to 15.3 million, Spring 2018 Current Term Enrollment Estimates from the National Student Clearinghouse®…

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Finalists for 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence

The Aspen Institute, May 15, 2018 Launched in 2010, the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence honors institutions that strive for and achieve exceptional levels of success for all students, while they are in college and after they graduate. The 10 finalist institutions for the 2019 Aspen Prize are: >…

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Colleges focus on obvious fix: help students graduate on time

Hechinger Report, May 14, 2018 While 86 percent of incoming freshmen said in an annual national survey conducted by a research institute at UCLA that they were confident they’d graduate in four years, only 41 percent at public and 61 percent at private four-year universities actually do, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center,…

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Tough slog for part-time students

Community College Daily, May 14, 2018 What difference does a year, two or three make in how many students, even first-timers attending full-time, take to complete a credential? The latest National Student Clearinghouse report on yearly success and progress rates has the answer. Learn more>…

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Report: Latino Students Struggle to Finish College

Salud America! May 3, 2018 Latino college students are far less likely than their white peers to complete their degree, and more likely to still be enrolled beyond six years on their path to a degree, according to a new report. The report, College Completion through a Latino Lens, is from Excelencia in Education. Learn…

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Community college plays significant role in higher education

Green River College President Suzanne Johnson, May 3, 2018 How many college graduates get their start at a community college? Among all students who completed a degree at a four-year college in 2015-16, 49 percent had enrolled at a two-year college in the previous 10 years (National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, 2017). Learn more>…

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Promoting community colleges to the world

Community College Daily, May 3, 2018 In the last 12 months, AACC has hosted more than 25 international delegations, nearly 200 representatives from more than 32 countries on six continents. Those delegations often consisted of ministers of education or other foreign dignitaries, representatives from national educational associations or from foundations. Why such high interest in…

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Current Term Enrollment Estimates - Fall 2017