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Eastern Wyoming College to Offer Electronic Transcripts

StarHerald.com, Jan. 5, 2018 The Eastern Wyoming College Records Office will no longer be sending paper transcripts of student’s grades to transferring colleges and universities, potential employers, and others. The new agreement with the National Student Clearinghouse will allow for the issuance of transcripts electronically which will decrease the time necessary for sending and receiving…

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Idaho college enrollment continues to increase

Idaho Ed News, Jan. 3, 2018 Idaho’s college enrollment numbers surpassed a milestone — and defied a downward national trend. Idaho’s undergraduate enrollment totaled 100,851, according to fall 2017 statistics from the National Student Clearinghouse. In clearing the 100,000 plateau, Idaho also saw a 1.6 percent enrollment increase. Read more>  …

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Saddle Up: 7 Trends Coming in 2018

Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 2, 2018 As we look at the landscape in 2018, here are seven major trends college leaders should prepare for. Spoiler alert: it’s tough out there. Read more>…

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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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How Georgia State Stopped Students From Slipping Through The Cracks

WABE Radio, Dec. 18, 2017 “We used 10 years of data, 2.5 million Georgia State grades, 140,000 student records,” said Tim Renick, GSU’s vice provost and vice president for enrollment management and student success. “What we were doing in the data is looking for academic behaviors in the past that correlated to students dropping and…

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The emerging future of higher ed credentials

University Business, Nov. 24, 2017 So, how do we get to the next level, where schools can recognize and accept for-credit microcredentials and learning experiences? The Lumina Foundation has been pursuing this goal through the Connecting Credentials effort, which launched in 2015 (connectingcredentials.org). This framework laid the foundation for defining competencies in structured sets leading…

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Dual enrollment has drastic state-by-state differences

eCampus News, Dec. 7, 2017 A new study from the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center examines each state to gauge how many high school students are taking community college classes and how they do when they move on to college. Read the story>…

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Since 2012-13, First-Time Graduates Age 25 and Over Down by Nearly 50,000

Clearinghouse Today, Nov. 20, 2017 According to the Research Center’s 2017 Undergraduate Degree Earners Report, first-time graduates, associate and bachelor’s degrees combined, in the 25 and over age group dropped 7.0 percent compared to the previous year, reflecting post-recession enrollment declines among older students. Since 2012-13, the number of first-time graduates in the 25 and…

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The Other Student Debt Crisis

Inside Higher Ed, Dec. 4, 2017 First, we need better information about the scale and structure of institutional debt. How many current and former students owe unpaid balances? How much, and for what? What academic progress had they made? How do these patterns of debt, stopping out and credit earning break down by academic sector,…

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Arizona organization helps students prepare for college, FAFSA

Arizona School Boards Association, Nov. 28, 2017 Jessica Solis, a Be A Leader college-going counselor in the Phoenix office, works with 140 kids every year to help them complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and get into the right college. Solis said that students in the senior boot camp program earned a…

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The surprising Maine county that sends so many kids to college

Bangor Daily News, Nov. 27, 2017 All throughout Maine’s Aroostook County, it appears adults — whether teachers, family members or business owners — are making a point to catch and encourage young people in their schooling, so they might continue on to some type of college. Discover what they are doing>  …

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See how well Maine high schools do sending poorer kids to college

Maine Focus, Nov. 29, 2017 In general, schools with lower poverty rates were likely to see a larger share of their graduating classes go on to finish two- or four-year degree programs within the six years after high school graduation. The analysis is limited only to the graduating classes in 2009 and 2010, based on…

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Who Is More Likely to Default on Student Loans?

Liberty Street Economics, Nov. 20, 2017 Who is more likely to default on student loans? To answer this question, the New York Federal Reserve Bank utilizes a unique data set that matches the New York Fed Consumer Credit Panel, based on Equifax data, to National Student Clearinghouse education data, to track student debt and educational attainment over time. Read…

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Four myths about student veterans

Raytheon, Nov. 22, 2017 Student veterans succeed at a higher rate than those who have never served; 72 percent graduation, as compared to 66 percent for non-veterans, according to the National Veteran Education Success Tracker, or NVEST, a research partnership between SVA, the U.S. department of Veterans Affairs and the National Student Clearinghouse. Read more>…

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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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