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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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George Washington U Class of 2017 earns higher salaries than previous years

The GW Hatchet, April 13, 2018 The ramped up outreach and added data from National Student Clearinghouse gave the University the most accurate information about post-graduate outcomes in recent years. Officials were able to verify information on 88 percent of students who graduated last year compared to 85 percent from the Class of 2016. Read…

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Bridging the growing college divide among young Americans

The Hill, April 12, 2018 For many young people, obtaining too much or too little education may be a fact of modern life. But more can be done to ensure young people know their options early so they can create a career plan — and better set themselves up for success. Read more>…

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Community college plays significant role in higher education

By Suzanne M. Johnson, president of Green River College, April 11, 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).…

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Maryville U, The Next Southern New Hampshire?

Inside Higher Ed, April 11, 2018 Maryville University may not be particularly well-known. But if Mark Lombardi, the university’s president, succeeds with his plans for Maryville, it will become a national name with the rapid expansion of its online arm. Learn more>  …

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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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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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