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University enrollment decline continues into sixth straight year

Hechinger Report, Dec. 20, 2017 University enrollment continued to decline in the fall for the sixth straight year, adding more bad news to the woes of financially stretched colleges and universities, new figures show. In all, the ranks of university and college undergraduates dropped by nearly 224,000. That’s even after taking into account an increase…

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Undergraduate Enrollments Down 224,000 in Fall 2017

63,000 Fewer Students Entered College Compared to Previous Fall HERNDON, VA (Dec. 20, 2017) – Overall undergraduate enrollments fell by nearly 224,000 students this fall, according to the Fall 2017 Current Term Enrollment Estimates report from the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™. Enrollments in graduate and professional programs increased by over 24,000, but these gains…

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Dual enrollment has drastic state-by-state differences

eCampus News, Dec. 7, 2017 A new study from the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center examines each state to gauge how many high school students are taking community college classes and how they do when they move on to college. Read the story>…

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Since 2012-13, First-Time Graduates Age 25 and Over Down by Nearly 50,000

Clearinghouse Today, Nov. 20, 2017 According to the Research Center’s 2017 Undergraduate Degree Earners Report, first-time graduates, associate and bachelor’s degrees combined, in the 25 and over age group dropped 7.0 percent compared to the previous year, reflecting post-recession enrollment declines among older students. Since 2012-13, the number of first-time graduates in the 25 and…

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The Other Student Debt Crisis

Inside Higher Ed, Dec. 4, 2017 First, we need better information about the scale and structure of institutional debt. How many current and former students owe unpaid balances? How much, and for what? What academic progress had they made? How do these patterns of debt, stopping out and credit earning break down by academic sector,…

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Arizona organization helps students prepare for college, FAFSA

Arizona School Boards Association, Nov. 28, 2017 Jessica Solis, a Be A Leader college-going counselor in the Phoenix office, works with 140 kids every year to help them complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and get into the right college. Solis said that students in the senior boot camp program earned a…

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The surprising Maine county that sends so many kids to college

Bangor Daily News, Nov. 27, 2017 All throughout Maine’s Aroostook County, it appears adults — whether teachers, family members or business owners — are making a point to catch and encourage young people in their schooling, so they might continue on to some type of college. Discover what they are doing>  …

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See how well Maine high schools do sending poorer kids to college

Maine Focus, Nov. 29, 2017 In general, schools with lower poverty rates were likely to see a larger share of their graduating classes go on to finish two- or four-year degree programs within the six years after high school graduation. The analysis is limited only to the graduating classes in 2009 and 2010, based on…

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Who Is More Likely to Default on Student Loans?

Liberty Street Economics, Nov. 20, 2017 Who is more likely to default on student loans? To answer this question, the New York Federal Reserve Bank utilizes a unique data set that matches the New York Fed Consumer Credit Panel, based on Equifax data, to National Student Clearinghouse education data, to track student debt and educational attainment over time. Read…

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2017 Fall Current Term Enrollment Report