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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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Report: Latino Students Struggle to Finish College

Salud America! May 3, 2018 Latino college students are far less likely than their white peers to complete their degree, and more likely to still be enrolled beyond six years on their path to a degree, according to a new report. The report, College Completion through a Latino Lens, is from Excelencia in Education. Learn…

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Why Are Colleges Seeing a Decline in Undergraduate Enrollments?

Clearinghouse Today, April 30, 2018 According to the Fall 2017 Current Term Enrollment Estimates report, higher education enrollment has declined for the sixth consecutive year. Why are colleges seeing a decline? How significant is the decline this year compared to previous years? What’s the future look like for enrollment? Read 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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Community college plays significant role in higher education

By Suzanne M. Johnson, president of Green River College, April 11, 2018 How many college graduates get their start at a community college? Among all students who completed a degree at a four-year college in 2015-16, 49 percent had enrolled at a two-year college in the previous 10 years (National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, 2017).…

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Maryville U, The Next Southern New Hampshire?

Inside Higher Ed, April 11, 2018 Maryville University may not be particularly well-known. But if Mark Lombardi, the university’s president, succeeds with his plans for Maryville, it will become a national name with the rapid expansion of its online arm. Learn more>  …

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Marion City Schools keep tabs on recent graduates to help guide their success

Marion Star (Ohio) April 9, 2018 For many high school students, graduation is an exciting time and one that signals the next chapter in life. But it can also be a period marked with uncertainty. To help ease post-graduation anxiety, Marion City Schools developed a program that followed a group of Marion Harding students from the class of 2017…

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For-profit colleges struggle despite assist from DeVos

Associated Press, April 9, 2018 Student enrollment at most four-year for-profit colleges fell in 2017 to just over 901,000, down nearly 69,000 from the year before, according to data compiled by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. It’s a downward trend that began in the fall of 2010. Read more>…

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Current Term Enrollment Estimates - Spring 2018