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‘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’

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

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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New Evidence Adds to Troubling Picture for Black Borrowers of Student Loans

New Evidence Adds to Troubling Picture for Black Borrowers of Student Loans

The Chronicle of Higher Education

May 15, 2018 Student Success, Value and Affordability

A new federal study reports that black students have disproportionately higher levels of student-loan debt than their peers. The study, paired with information regarding a controversial federal student-loan program provide context for this disparity. (Subscription required)

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Student Want Faster Degrees. Colleges are Responding.

Chronicle of Higher Education

April 01, 2018   Enrollment Management Trends, Student Success, Value and Affordability

In response to concerns expressed by students, parents, and administrators regarding increased college costs and time to completion, colleges and universities are exploring ways to condense student’s time to degree. The condensed programs aim to satisfy a cost-conscious and career-minded market. (Subscription required)

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