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Rural schools join forces to make college the rule rather than the exception

Hechinger Report, Nov. 17, 2017 Meadowbrook High School, which serves 490 students from across a sprawling 128-square-mile district in Southeast Ohio, is thriving when it comes to graduation rates and participation in higher education. In just a few short years, the school has managed to create a culture in which going to college is becoming…

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KCTCS, University of Kentucky Sign Reverse Transfer Agreement

KYForward, Nov. 15, 2017 The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and the University of Kentucky (UK) have signed a reverse transfer agreement to help more students earn associate degrees beginning in the 2018 spring semester. Former KCTCS students that transfer to UK before earning an associate degree can have UK credits applied toward…

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Editorial: Focus on college retention will pay dividends

Williamson Daily News, Nov. 8, 2017 Kentucky public universities recently put out the call to former college students who left without a degree – come back and finish. The new Project Graduate program is making a special effort to reach out to those who have 80 or more credit hours, and offer them special assistance…

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We Need to Improve the Transfer Experience

The EvoLLLution, Oct. 31, 2017 There is a clear need to improve the experience for students who transfer. According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, less than 14 percent of community college students go on to complete a bachelor’s degree in six years. Read more>…

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How to ace the transfer to a 4-year college

Associated Press, Nov. 1, 2017 Transferring from community college to a university should be as simple as basic math: Two years at the first school plus two years at the second equals a bachelor’s degree. But the equation is often more complicated. Learn more>  …

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Elon Registrar’s Office wins research award

Elon University, Nov. 1, 2017 Elon’s proposal, Mining Co-Curricular Data to Improve Retention, was selected for inclusion in the National Student Clearinghouse Research Track at AACRAO’s 27th Annual Strategic Enrollment Management conference. Read more> …

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Transfer students still lose lots of credits

Community College Daily, Sept. 14, 2017 Community college students lose a substantial amount of credits when transferring to a four- or two-year institution, which is due in part to poor coordination among the participating colleges and an inability to effectively communicate the transfer process and policies to students, according to a new U.S. Government Accountability…

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The Bermuda Triangle of Credit Transfer

Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 14, 2017 The path students must follow to move from one institution to another is riddled with potholes and roadblocks that stop many of them in their tracks. A trio of new reports from different sources illustrate just how vexing the transfer process is. Learn more>…

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Bethel students pick their path

Stamford Advocate, Sept. 11, 2017 Bethel High School’s “Pathways” program allows students to pick a field they are interested in, take high school and college-level courses in the subject and do a relevant internship. The idea is to give students practical experience in a particular field before they go off to college or a career.…

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Report: Community College Paves the Way to Four-Year Degrees

NACAC Blog, Aug. 22, 2017 The bachelor’s degree pipeline is growing stronger for community college graduates. A new report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found that of community college graduates who hold no previous degrees or certificates, 41 percent earn a bachelor’s degree within the next six years. Discover more>  …

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40 Percent of 2-Year College Grads Earn Bachelor’s

Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 8, 2017 Among community college graduates who hold no previous degrees or certificates, 41 percent earn a bachelor’s degree during the next six years. That’s among the findings from a new report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, which is able to track almost all students who enroll in U.S. colleges.…

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Four Lessons Learned from the National Connecting Credentials Campaign

Several red flags were signaling danger in the U.S. marketplace of credentials in 2013. Long-standing credentials (degrees) were being joined by rapidly growing use of newer entrants (e.g., certificates, industry certifications, digital badges). College and university transcripts were not presenting a full picture of learning behind credentials to enable students to communicate all they’d learned…

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DC Public Schools find colleges helping high school graduates

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, July 26, 2017 Within the District of Columbia Public Schools — which serves approximately 48,000 students in the nation’s capital — administrators are using data from the National Student Clearinghouse to determine how well their graduates are faring at particular institutions of higher education. Learn how you can do the…

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What’s The Future Of Universities?

HuffPost, July 9, 2017 For more than a century, the way universities were run didn’t change all that much. Sure, the technology used advanced, but the basic model of a person giving speeches in a big room then grading tests on their speeches stuck around. For what’s the future of universities, we asked a group…

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Education revolution taking shape at Maryville University

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 10, 2017 In 2016, the Chronicle of Higher Education pointed to Maryville as one of the top five fastest-growing private, nonprofit universities in the country for enrollment. School leaders point to a few of the school’s secret weapons as the reason why. Discover more>…

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3 big ways today’s college students are different from just a decade ago

eCampus News, July 8, 2017 Gen Z, the digital generation, non-traditional students, and potentially many more descriptions have been used to label the current postsecondary body of students, but what may not be so evident is exactly how much their preferences, lifestyles and experiences have radically changed from even a decade ago. Read more>…

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Texas bucks college enrollment slump

Houston Chronicle, July 4, 2017 Texas colleges and universities are resisting a national college admissions slump, enrolling 1.7 percent more students year over year as campuses nationwide saw a 1.5 percent decline in student enrollment, according to recent data from the National Student Clearinghouse. Read more>…

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Finding students who might not otherwise go to college

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, July 3, 2017 During Julia Lopez’s tenure at the College Access Foundation, she shifted the foundation’s strategy from simply being a grantor of student scholarships to facilitating and tracking data on college attainment in the state. In the process, she helped to change the policies, practices, systems and institutions to better…

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Hodge U. grad: degree is worth pursuing at any age

Naples Daily News, June 23, 2017 Years ago, after serving in the Marines, Nic Neumann enrolled at Rutgers University. He was well on his way to earning his degree when life got in the way: job and family took precedence over completing college. Nic recently walked across the stage at age 77, half a century…

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Community colleges becoming a bigger part of route to four-year degrees

Herald-Whig, June 17, 2017 Nationwide, there is a growing trend to attend community colleges before finishing up degrees at a traditional four-year university. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reports nearly half of students — 49 percent — receiving bachelor’s degrees in 2016 had previously attended a community or junior two-year college. Read about twin…

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