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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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Who Is Studying Online (and Where)

Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 5, 2018 The number of college students enrolled in at least one online course — and the proportion of all enrolled students who are studying online — continued to rise at U.S. institutions in the 2016 academic year, newly released federal data show. Discover more>…

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Idaho college enrollment continues to increase

Idaho Ed News, Jan. 3, 2018 Idaho’s college enrollment numbers surpassed a milestone — and defied a downward national trend. Idaho’s undergraduate enrollment totaled 100,851, according to fall 2017 statistics from the National Student Clearinghouse. In clearing the 100,000 plateau, Idaho also saw a 1.6 percent enrollment increase. Read more>  …

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Study says two-thirds of SBHS grads immediately enroll in college

San Benito High School District, Dec. 29, 2017 Nearly two-thirds of San Benito High School graduates enroll in college during the fall immediately after graduation, according to data from the National Student Clearinghouse. Of those college-bound students, approximately one-third enroll in a four-year school, while the remainder join a two-year program such as a community college.…

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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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Texas leads nation in university enrollment growth

Houston Chronicle, Dec. 20, 2017 About 1.5 million students studied at Texas universities this past semester, representing a 2.5-percent increase in enrollment, according to the National Student Clearinghouse research center. Growth in Texas — more than 34,400 students year over year — was the biggest of any state nationwide, and came as the number of…

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Enrollments Are Down But the Gender Gap Has Widened

WIAReport, Dec. 20, 2017 New report shows there were 10,787,270 women enrolled in higher education this fall compared to 8,024,010 men. Thus, women were 57.3 percent of total enrollments in higher education. In 2017, enrollments of women were down 0.7 percent from a year ago. Male enrollments were down by 1.5 percent, more than double…

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2017 Fall Current Term Enrollment Report