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Are We at Peak Higher Ed?

Inside Higher Ed, May 30, 2018 Are we at peak higher ed? My answer is no, but that answer depends on the definitions that we choose. Does peak higher ed refer to the number of schools, or the number of students enrolled? The number of people employed in higher ed (or just faculty), or the…

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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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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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