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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Snapshot Report 32: Yearly Success and Progress Rates