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States Tackle Question of How to Boost College Completion Rates for Low-Income Students

The Christian Science Monitor, December 18, 2014
Community college students need better guidance and clearer pathways to a degree if significant numbers of low-income students are to graduate with a high-value credential, according to a…
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Reverse Transfer: Empowering Students to Complete Degrees

Pearson Learning Solutions, December 18, 2015
Dr. David Pelham from the National Student Clearinghouse and Dr. Dale Campbell and Dr. Tina O’Daniels of the Futures Bellwether College Consortium discuss the growing opportunity of…
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Collegiate Deserted Villages

Noodls, December 17, 2014
Enrollment growth is slowing, but strategically focused institutions are continuing to thrive.
When discussing demographics, people often speak of the “pig in the python,” a vivid analogy…
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Finding the Finish Line: Big Data System Helps Colleges Find Those Slipping Off Track

Deseret News, December 16, 2014
Major colleges are using highly sophisticated data analysis to find students in danger of not finishing their degrees and getting them turned around before they waste time and money, Time…
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Collegiate Deserted Villages

Forbes, December 16, 2014
In his greatest poem, writing just years before the American Revolution, Oliver Goldsmith lamented the disappearance of small villages from British life. While not yet “deserted villages,”…
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College Enrollment Numbers Drop, Pointing to Worst Decline Since WWII

Christian Examiner, December 16, 2014
Information released by the National Student Clearinghouse, which polls colleges and universities, showed the combined number of students attending fulltime and part time study at all…
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College Access Programs Can Be an Asset to Low-Income Students

Diverse Education, December 15, 2014
In a finding that shows “great strides” toward closing the college graduation gap between rich and poor, a recently-released study shows that low-income students who participate in college access…
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High Wired Update: The Glorious 90s

The Australian, December 12, 2014
Broke, broken or both: HW has spent much of this year wondering why the hell the NUS has not been more vocal in its opposition to deregulation. Well, the truth has finally come out — it’s broke…
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Confessions of a Community College Dean

Inside Higher Ed, December 11, 2014
NEASC, the regional accreditor for the New England states, is having its annual conference this week. I couldn’t make it on Wednesday, but was able to attend on Thursday. Some highlights for…
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Fewer Students Coming to Campus

Politico, December 11, 2014
The rate of decline in college enrollments slowed slightly for the third year in a row, the National Student Clearinghouse said today. Enrollment fell by 1.3 percent in fall 2014, trailing the 1.5…
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It’s All in How You Count Colleges

Community College Daily, December 11, 2014
Two-year college advocates may initially get a lump in their throats when they see the new enrollment report from the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC).The data show that a decrease…
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Advocates Eagerly Await E-Rate Vote — Pearson to Revamp PISA — Sobering Pleas on School Violence — Jindal Blasts Duncan Ahead of NOLA Visit

Politico, December 11, 2014
The Federal Communications Commission will vote today on whether to raise the E-Rate program’s $2.4 billion funding cap by $1.5 billion — which would make it the third largest source of federal…
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College Enrollments Drop for 3rd Straight Year

The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 11, 2014
College enrollments dropped by 1.3 percent this fall after slipping 1.5 percent last fall and 1.8 percent in the fall of 2012.For the public sector over all, the decline was 1.5 percent, with…
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Clearinghouse Says Enrollment Is Down Again

Inside Higher Ed, December 11, 2014
College enrollment has declined by more than 1 percent for three consecutive years, according to newly released data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The drop of…
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College Enrollment Down Slightly, Report Finds

Education Week, December 11, 2014
Overall enrollment in college is down slightly this fall, as fewer students are going to two-year, public and four-year, for-profit schools compared to the previous year. The National…
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U.S. University Enrollment Continues to Slide

The Hechinger Report, December 11, 2014
Led by continuing drops at private, for-profit colleges, higher-education enrollment declined this fall for a sixth semester in a row, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reports…
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Like Retailers Tracking Trends, Colleges Use Data to Predict Grades, Graduations

The Hechinger Report, December 10, 2014
Stephanie Dupaul jokingly consults her collection of Magic 8 Balls — those novelty toys that tell your fortune through a little window at the base — when her students ask her things like, “Will…
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White House Summit Calls for Using Data to Boost Graduation Rates

Education News, December 5, 2014
The big words at the second White House College Opportunity Day of Action, a summit for discussing ideas to increase higher education graduation rates, were data and technology. “Now everybody…
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Most College Students Don’t Graduate On Time

U.S. News & World Report, December 1, 2014
The vast majority of college students aren’t completing their degrees on time, largely due to a lack of guidance and too many choices. A new report from the nonprofit Complete College America argues…
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Colleges’ New Challenge: Keeping Students in School

CNBC.com, November 24, 2014
Think of college and, chances are, you picture 18-year-olds strolling across a leafy campus on their way from dorm to class. That is not reality for most college students today. More than half of college…
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Snapshot Report 32: Yearly Success and Progress Rates