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Category: Higher Education


Educational Stages, Higher Education

How colleges are bringing back stopped-out students

June 12, 2019

Via: Education Dive

As one of the largest university systems in the U.S., the City University of New York (CUNY) can be a launching pad into a successful career for the 270,000-plus students it enrolls. Yet the common issue of retention often stands […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education, News

Ace your enrollments with the ideal higher education marketing strategy

June 11, 2019

Via: Education Dive

School is full of competition. Students are competing to get accepted, competing for scholarships and competing for honor roll and the Dean’s list once they’re in. Higher education institutions are not exempt from the competition—they’re in a constant battle to […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Report: Program design key to successful free college programs

June 10, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Because free college programs make up a fast-growing segment of student aid, it’s critical to design them in a way that “fulfills their promise” to “address serious affordability challenges,” the report’s authors contend. Promise programs are expected to make up […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Community college students more likely to take, prefer online classes

June 10, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Uptake of online learning continues to grow, with the number of students taking some or all of their courses online rising nearly 6% from the fall of 2016 to 2017, while overall enrollment dropped by about half a percentage point […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Higher Education

New bill takes aim at tax breaks for college donors

June 7, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The same week news broke that several wealthy parents had paid huge sums to get their children into elite schools, Wyden vowed he would introduce legislation to change the “corrupt system” and limit the tax benefits of college donors. “While […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

How colleges are helping one city bring tech training to scale

June 7, 2019

Via: Education Dive

In the last couple of years, when Louisville, Kentucky, found itself low on the list of desirable cities where large companies might want to set up offices, Mayor Greg Fischer had to take a hard look at the reason his […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Large-scale nudging doesn’t affect college choice, study finds

June 5, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The trial was meant to determine whether a large-scale nudging effort could alleviate the issue of undermatching, in which high-achieving but low-income students forgo applying to more competitive schools even though they’re qualified to attend. Previous research showed promise for […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Report: More research needed to improve access to higher ed in prison

June 3, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Postsecondary education in prison is linked to reduced recidivism rates, yet only 9% of people earn a credential while incarcerated, the report notes. Its authors contend that more research and access to prison education could have broad benefits. “Ultimately, investing […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Fewer than half of public colleges are affordable to low-income students, report finds

May 31, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Based on NCAN’s calculation, an average student would still on the hook for $2,118 at a four-year public college in 2017-18 even after taking into account all aid, loans and family contributions. That’s an increase from $1,174 in 2012-13. The […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Minority, low-income students ‘almost exclusively’ fueled undergrad enrollment growth

May 23, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Pew’s analysis puts a spotlight on how the share of minority, adult and low-income students among the college-going population is growing. Yet their enrollment has been uneven across institutions. For example, the portion of dependent students from low-income families that […]