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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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Undergraduate Enrollments Down 224,000 in Fall 2017

63,000 Fewer Students Entered College Compared to Previous Fall HERNDON, VA (Dec. 20, 2017) – Overall undergraduate enrollments fell by nearly 224,000 students this fall, according to the Fall 2017 Current Term Enrollment Estimates report from the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center. Enrollments in graduate and professional programs increased by over 24,000, but these gains…

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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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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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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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Snapshot Report 32: Yearly Success and Progress Rates