Chronicle of Higher Education
In the not too distant future, the number of children reaching college age will drop in the traditional population centers in the Northeast. What will the colleges do?
The College Board reports that less than half of those who took the SATs in 2013 are ready to succeed in college.
In 2014, job opportunities are expected to increase 2% across all degree levels although many employers are taking a ‘”wait and see” approach because of federal budgets.
The US is the world’s top destination for international students with a record number of 819,644 studying here in 2012-2013.
Researchers found that college instructors who are not on the tenure track system surprisingly out-performed the tenured professors in introductory undergraduate classes.
Higher education may be at a turning point, joining the ed-tech revolution by creating in-house technology incubators.
New data from the National Post Secondary Student Aid Study, shows 71% of undergraduates received some form of financial aid in the 2011-2012 academic year, up from four years before.
Mark Kantrowitz says he knows everything about financing college and he’s got more than enough references to prove it.
Just as public schools are making changes due to demographics and funding, higher education is undergoing change as well.
Being able to access newly available date on transfer and part time students, as well as graduation rates, will show an accurate picture of student success.
By using MOOCS, the Georgia Institute of Technology and AT&T will be offering an online master’s degree in computer science at an unusually low price.
The article in The Chronicle of Higher Education shows costs for low income students at more than 40 colleges, important information in helping them get to and succeed in college.
“Gender, Debt and Dropping Out,’’ an article in Gender & Society explores the effect of student loan debt on the probability of graduation for women and men and how dropping out of college affects short and long term earning potential.
In 2001 Regents College, renamed Excelsior, began issuing associate degrees based on competency as a way for veterans, homemakers and others to get credit for prior learning. Now there are 20 public and private institutions developing or delivering such programs.
The Bridge Program at Landmark College recruits students who have failed or dropped out of traditional colleges, and helps them master skills and better study habits and return to their previous institutions.