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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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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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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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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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Higher Education Enrollment By the Numbers

Based on Research Center’s Current Term Enrollment Estimates – Spring 2017. Published every May and December, Current Term Enrollment Estimates are based on postsecondary institutions actively submitting data to the Clearinghouse. These institutions account for nearly 97 percent of the nation’s Title IV, degree-granting enrollments.…

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What Community Colleges Do That Universities Don’t

Time, May 22, 2017 Six months after graduation, 99% of students from Lake Area Technical Institute (LATI) are employed or continuing their education. After five years, graduates earn wages higher than average for all other workers in the region. Seventy-four percent of students at Lake Area graduate or transfer to a four-year college within three…

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