Research shows that those who start college with remedial courses are far more likely to drop out, so a change is in the works.
According to Jobs for the Future, more than 75,000 high schoolers nationwide are participating in early college programs, most from underserved populations, taking courses along with their high school classes.
“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.
With families struggling with college costs and concern about the potential payoff of a degree, student enrollment has dropped and a growing number of colleges are adjusting their marketing strategies to attract students.
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.
What does the essay reveal on a college application…sometimes more than grade point averages and tests. So, when college counselors complained that the option, “topic of your choice,” was being removed, test makers listened.
How do colleges confront the costs of college without affecting quality? In these difficult economic times, there are some good examples.
College presidents plays several roles. Can one person do it all?
Corbett says funding for the state-related universities -– Temple, Pitt, Lincoln, and Penn State -– as well as the 14 state-owned universities will remain the same in his budget proposal.
The Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth program (SEAD) is an initiative to inspire students from under-resourced schools to get to college.
President Deborah Diamond says CampusPhilly was created to solve Philadelphia’s brain drain–where young people get a degree from one of the regions more than 100 institutions of higher ed and move to another city.
Lately high school counselors and college admissions officers have heard the same word over and over. ‘Grit’ is described by some researchers as the ability to overcome challenges or learn from mistakes.
Educators are expressing concern that the publishing of data relating college costs and projected future earnings could be misleading to applicants.
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