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Detroit Designated as Talent Hub

Detroit Drives Degrees, July 12, 2018 Earning a Talent Hub designation is an acknowledgment that a community has both the capacity and ability to make significant gains in postsecondary attainment. Learn more about Detroit and other cities>  …

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Solving the Retention Puzzle

Southern Utah University, July 16, 2018 Only 61% of first-year students who started in 2015 returned to the same institution in 2016, according to a report from the National Student Clearinghouse. However, Southern Utah University has not only found a way to increase its first-year student retention, but continues to build momentum and excitement across…

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More high school grads than ever are going to college, but 1 in 5 will quit

The Hechinger Report, July 5, 2018 More than a third of students who start college still haven’t earned degrees after six years, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reports, often piling up loan debt with no payoff. Those who disappear for good cost colleges and universities — including taxpayer-supported public ones like TAMU-Texarkana — billions…

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Addressing the gap between enrollment and graduation

EducationDive, July 9, 2018 While more high school graduates from all segment of the population are going to college, 1 in 5 will drop out before their second year. Dropouts cost higher ed about $16.5 billion a year in lost tuition. There are almost 3 million fewer college students than in 2011 when enrollment last…

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Chief Ambassador for Higher Education

Business Officer, June 2018 In an interview with Business Officer, John Walda discusses the highlights of his tenure at NACUBO, the challenges that colleges and universities continue to face, and the priorities that are on his mind as he starts a new chapter. Learn more>…

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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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