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Online Options Give Adults Access, but Outcomes Lag

Inside Higher Ed

June 20, 2018   Enrollment Management Trends, Research, Student Success

According to federal data on online enrollment, prices and completions, as well as state-by-state data from the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, it appears online education has successfully increased access to higher education for adult students, but  those students graduate at sharply lower rates than their peers who study in-person or with blended learning modalities.

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As Pathway Market Expands, Enrollment Outcomes Diverge

As Pathway Market Expands, Enrollment Outcomes Diverge

Inside Higher Ed

June 19, 2018 Admissions, Enrollment Management Trends

To recruit international students who don’t meet the necessary criteria for direct admission, a growing number of American universities are contracting with corporate entities to recruit and manage first-year pathway programs designed to grow the population of full-pay international students. Institutions report mixed experiences with this model.

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Many States Get Mediocre Grades in 2 Studies of Degree Attainment by Race and Ethnicity

Chronicle of Higher Education

June 14, 2018   Research, Student Success

Two new reports by the Education Trust finds that states have a lot of work to do with regard to degree attainment for Black and Latino students. New Jersey was one six states with extreme gaps in degree attainment for Black students compared to their White peers. The Education Trust provides recommendations for states to close the attainment gap, including strategies that would assist adults who are well beyond high-school age. (Subscription required)

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New Jersey College Graduates Generally Earn More Money Than Their Peers Nationwide

New Jersey College Graduates Generally Earn More Money Than Their Peers Nationwide

NorthJersey.com

June 12, 2018 Student Success

A 2017 workplace salary data study concluded that graduates of four-year colleges in New Jersey generally earn more than their peers nationwide. While the average salaries for graduates vary widely from school to school, the broad trend holds for both public and private colleges in New Jersey.

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The Telltale Data That Can Identify College Students at Risk

The New York Times

June 07, 2018   Research, Student Success

In 2014, 11 large public research universities began working in collaboration with the goal of increasing retention and graduation rates for their most vulnerable students. The alliance universities have increased the number of degrees awarded by 10 percent through a variety of strategies and interventions at the institutional level.

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Study: College Financial Aid Award Letters Lack Clarity, Transparency

Study: College Financial Aid Award Letters Lack Clarity, Transparency

Diverse Issues in Higher Education

June 05, 2018 Research, Value and Affordability

A quantitative and qualitative analysis of 11,000 financial aid award letters reveals that students and families often do not receive an accurate picture of the full cost of attendance and out-of-pocket costs associated with enrollment at higher education institutions. A recent report offers recommendations to institutions to increase transparency as it relates to financial aid.

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We Now Know A Lot More About Students Who Receive Federal College Grants

NPR

June 03, 2018   Enrollment Management Trends, Student Success

Pell Grant recipients comprise about a third of the undergraduate student population in the United States. Two recent reports offer insight into who these students are, where they choose to enroll, and how they perform academically.

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‘I Won’t Give Up’: How First-Generation Students See College

‘I Won’t Give Up’: How First-Generation Students See College

The New York Times

May 30, 2018 Pre-College Outreach, Student Success

First-generation-to-college students are pioneers, but often face additional challenges in navigating higher education. The New York Times asked five first-generation journalism majors to interview other first-generation students at Florida International University, New York Institute of Technology, Ohio State University, Oklahoma State University, and San Francisco State University about their experience.

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3 Takeaways from a Book-Length Federal Report on ‘The Condition of Education’

The Chronicle of Higher Education

May 23, 2018   Pre-College Outreach, Research

“The Condition of Education”, an annual report from the U.S. Department of Education covers the education life cycle from child-care expenses to employment outcomes. The report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress. Among other interesting findings, it provides examples of the ways in which the higher-education landscape differs from popular perceptions of it. (Subscription required, but view the full report HERE)

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Where Graduates Move After College

Where Graduates Move After College

The Wall Street Journal

May 15, 2018 Research, Student Success

EMSI: Labor Market Analytics conducted a study of 445 institutions of higher education to get a sense of where alumni move after graduation. In their study they found technology, finance, and government sectors draw more heavily from elite colleges, while alumni from the Big East conference tend to be attracted to large metropolitan areas and graduates from the SEC are less attracted to cities. The interactive data finder allows users to explore alumni movement in greater detail. (Subscription required)

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