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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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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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Mitch Daniels: Learning from our mistakes in higher ed

The Washington Post, Feb. 18, 2018 Some sort of postsecondary education is, in fact, necessary for a fully productive life in this economy, but by evading accountability for quality, regulating it heavily and opening a hydrant of public subsidies in the form of government grants and loans, we have constructed another system of guaranteed overruns.…

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SUNY Cortland Earns National Recognition for Transfer Success

SUNY Cortland, Feb. 20, 2018 “Transfers aren’t an afterthought at SUNY Cortland,” said Greg Diller ’07, the College’s transfer mobility advisor in Advisement and Transition. “They’re not just grouped in with everyone else. There are transfer-specific resources and opportunities — everything from our transfer buddy program to the physical lounge space that exists for non-traditional…

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Iowa District Wants Students to Reach Beyond High School

The Daily Nonpareil (Iowa), Feb. 18, 2018 Iowa is predicting that, by 2025, 68 percent of the jobs will require some education or training beyond high school. The Clearinghouse is helping Council Bluffs Community School District reach beyond high school. Learn more>…

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Collaborating on Completion

Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 21, 2018 A group of 100 public universities will work with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities to produce hundreds of thousands of additional degrees while also reducing achievement gaps for underrepresented student groups. Learn more>…

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The Common Application Announces Early Adopters of New Transfer Application

The Common Application, Feb. 15, 2018 A report by The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center tracking students over a 6-year period notes, “Among those students who do transfer, 45 percent transfer more than once. The greatest number of transfer students come from two-year public colleges—almost 40 percent of transfers originate from these institutions.” In response,…

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Why Transfer Mission Matters

Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 5, 2018 Community colleges may not be the obvious route to a four-year degree to some observers, but in states like Florida and California, the transfer role is essential to the states’ ability to produce bachelor’s degrees. And they particularly help minority and low-income students earn bachelor’s degrees. Learn more>…

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Missouri adopts performance-based funding for higher education

Washington Examiner, Jan. 7, 2018 The Coordinating Board for Higher Education in Missouri approved a plan on Tuesday that links 10 percent of all state funding for publicly-funded colleges to their performance. This performance-based portion of the funding will be determined by metrics such as degree completion, budget practices, and job-placement rates. Read more>…

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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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Snapshot Report 32: Yearly Success and Progress Rates