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Colleges slowly come around to accepting transfer students’ work

The Washington Post, April 8, 2018 Thirty-seven percent of students today transfer at least once in their college careers, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, which tracks the issue; of those, nearly half change schools more than once. Now, there are signs schools are slowly lowering the barriers for transfer students, as much as…

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Iowa Board of Regents Push for Reverse Transfer

The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), March 22, 2018 The Iowa Department of Education together with the Board of Regents announced efforts to help community college students who transfer to a four-year university before earning a degree more easily receive a retroactive credential from the school they left. Read more about reverse transfer>…

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Higher Ed Administrators and Tech Teams Must Collaborate To Navigate Complex Ed-Tech Environment

Rick Torres, President and CEO, National Student Clearinghouse, March 15, 2018 Nearly 25 years ago, higher education helped form the Clearinghouse with a simple principle in mind: establish a trusted and secure environment through which to relieve the administrative burdens related to school compliance-based activities for the benefit of students, administrators, institutions, and the federal…

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Predictive Analytics in Higher Education

CIO Applications, March 12, 2018 Higher education strives to achieve Amazon’s mastery of customer data gathering and use of predictive analytics. Colleges and universities must be aware of and address the challenges of privacy and security as well as the benefits that come with access to so much personal information about students. Read the op-ed…

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Study Spotlights Effective Strategies for Helping Low-Income Students Succeed

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Feb. 14, 2018 A new report from the Working Students Success Network (WSSN) describes some of the barriers that low-income students face and identifies practices that can make a significant impact on student success. WSSN is a consortium of 19 community colleges in Arkansas, California, Virginia and Washington that was…

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Popular Programs at Amarillo College Rank Nationally

KFDA-TV, Feb. 19, 2018 The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center has released enrollment numbers for two-year colleges across the country, including the most popular programs for students. Amarillo College is one of those two-year schools, offering a variety of programs for students. Learn more>…

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Mitch Daniels: Learning from our mistakes in higher ed

The Washington Post, Feb. 18, 2018 Some sort of postsecondary education is, in fact, necessary for a fully productive life in this economy, but by evading accountability for quality, regulating it heavily and opening a hydrant of public subsidies in the form of government grants and loans, we have constructed another system of guaranteed overruns.…

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SUNY Cortland Earns National Recognition for Transfer Success

SUNY Cortland, Feb. 20, 2018 “Transfers aren’t an afterthought at SUNY Cortland,” said Greg Diller ’07, the College’s transfer mobility advisor in Advisement and Transition. “They’re not just grouped in with everyone else. There are transfer-specific resources and opportunities — everything from our transfer buddy program to the physical lounge space that exists for non-traditional…

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Low-Income Ohio County Uses Clearinghouse To Help Students Succeed

The Star Beacon, Feb. 17, 2018 Ashtabula County (Ohio) has been unable to track most students after high school to confirm their statuses and measure the job they’re doing. If students stop enrolling for college semesters, they drop of the radar. The county is, however, working with local schools and the National Student Clearinghouse for…

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Iowa District Wants Students to Reach Beyond High School

The Daily Nonpareil (Iowa), Feb. 18, 2018 Iowa is predicting that, by 2025, 68 percent of the jobs will require some education or training beyond high school. The Clearinghouse is helping Council Bluffs Community School District reach beyond high school. Learn more>…

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Collaborating on Completion

Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 21, 2018 A group of 100 public universities will work with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities to produce hundreds of thousands of additional degrees while also reducing achievement gaps for underrepresented student groups. Learn more>…

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New UT-Austin Online Tool Will Decrease Time to Degree

The University of Texas at Austin, Feb. 15, 2018 With a $500,000 grant from Greater Texas Foundation, The University of Texas at Austin will develop a new online tool allowing students across Texas and the nation to better understand how to transfer college credits between institutions. The tool will help solve a frustrating challenge currently…

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The Common Application Announces Early Adopters of New Transfer Application

The Common Application, Feb. 15, 2018 A report by The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center tracking students over a 6-year period notes, “Among those students who do transfer, 45 percent transfer more than once. The greatest number of transfer students come from two-year public colleges—almost 40 percent of transfers originate from these institutions.” In response,…

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Why Transfer Mission Matters

Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 5, 2018 Community colleges may not be the obvious route to a four-year degree to some observers, but in states like Florida and California, the transfer role is essential to the states’ ability to produce bachelor’s degrees. And they particularly help minority and low-income students earn bachelor’s degrees. Learn more>…

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Data-Savvy College Presidents ‘Remain the Exception’

Campus Technology, Jan. 17, 2018 In higher education, according to a new report, data-savvy leaders “remain the exception, not the rule.” In The Data-Enabled Executive: Using Analytics for Student Success and Sustainability, the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Center for Policy Research and Strategy suggested that colleges and universities that have successfully “harnessed” data are…

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Utah Valley University: Transfer Under One Roof

Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 16, 2018 While policy makers push vocational education as an alternative to the bachelor’s degree, Utah Valley University does both as a dual-role community college and university that enrolls 37,000 students. Read the story>…

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Missouri adopts performance-based funding for higher education

Washington Examiner, Jan. 7, 2018 The Coordinating Board for Higher Education in Missouri approved a plan on Tuesday that links 10 percent of all state funding for publicly-funded colleges to their performance. This performance-based portion of the funding will be determined by metrics such as degree completion, budget practices, and job-placement rates. Read more>…

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Even with help, Olympic athletes struggle to balance their sports with college

Hechinger Report, Jan. 5, 2018 Olympic athletes and hopefuls may comprise only a tiny handful of the nontraditional-age adults trying to get higher educations. But their struggles with finding the money and time to do it, among other problems, offer a surprising, high-performance illustration of the problems legions of older students face in common. Read…

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Who Is Studying Online (and Where)

Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 5, 2018 The number of college students enrolled in at least one online course — and the proportion of all enrolled students who are studying online — continued to rise at U.S. institutions in the 2016 academic year, newly released federal data show. Discover more>…

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