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Fewer Students Transferring from Community Colleges to Four-year Institutions

HERNDON, VA–Sept. 14, 2017–Fewer students are transferring from community colleges to four-year colleges and universities, according to a new Signature Report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Findings reveal that out of 852,439 students who first enrolled at a community college in fall 2010, 31.5 percent (268,749) transferred to a four-year institution within six…

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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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Verify Degrees and Protect the Company from Resume Fraud

Society for Human Resource Management, June 14, 2017 Candidates, even at the most senior levels, are regularly embellishing their resumes, according to a new report from background screening firm HireRight, based in Irvine, Calif. Yet only half of employers verify candidates’ education credentials, the report noted, despite the many recent headlines involving falsified degrees. Read…

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Research: Community College Pays Off

Campus Technology, April 18, 2017 Earning a two-year degree pays off. Specifically, completing an associate degree yields an average of $4,640 to $7,160 more per year than entering college and not completing a program. So concluded a research project by the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment, which is a government-funded research center…

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Student Debt and Home Buying

Inside Higher Ed, April 4, 2017 Federal Reserve Bank of New York study suggests student loans don’t play a major role in limiting borrowers’ ability to buy a home later. The authors examined a sample of individuals born between 1980 and 1986, relying on the National Student Clearinghouse and a Federal Reserve Bank of New…

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Alabama Community Colleges Sign Reverse Transfer Agreement

Alabama Today, Nov. 10, 2016 Officials of the Alabama Community College System and public universities across the state announced a new agreement that will allow students to transfer credits from four-year institutions back to a two-year institution in order to complete a degree. “Many people understand that you can take courses at community colleges, transfer…

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Don’t neglect the value of the second-chance student

Chief Learning Officer, Nov. 7, 2016 The booming market of nontraditional and continuing education is filled with many people who are now working toward degrees because they got sidetracked earlier in their studies. According to the National Student Clearinghouse, in 2012, nearly 40 percent of all postsecondary students were adult learners, 25 years of age…

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Big data on campus

IDG Connect, Oct. 17,2016 Purdue is one of dozens of institutions of higher-learning, from private colleges to large public universities, that are turning to data to improve their student retention and graduation rates. The national average six-year graduation rate for students attending four-year schools is about 54 percent, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research…

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2017 Fall Current Term Enrollment Report