The Chronicle of Higher Education
Despite the economy, increased outcry over costs, and debate about the value, forty-one percent of 18-24-year-olds attend college. But who goes and how they go are changing.
About one third of students at all types of higher ed institutions transfer, with transfers peaking in the second year.
National data collection systems count only those who finish college where they started in expected time – 4-6 years for a bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years for an associate’s. However, many more students do eventually get degrees.
The book Academically Adrift, and other surveys point out that business majors spend less time studying, and show weakest gains in reading and writing skills in the first two years of college. Now some programs are trying to change that.
Zakiya Smith, 27, is now a senior White House advisor on higher education
Research shows that 70% of teenagers in foster care want to attend college; but only 9% obtain degrees. A program at Western Michigan University is helping.
Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Mellon University will operate the first full-fledged branch campus in Africa next year.
The Caterpillar Company, which makes tractors and other heavy equipment, is headquartered in Peoria, Illinois and students at the city’s community college, Illinois Central are getting training for work at Cat — in China.
Beginning in 2008, every student on the Abilene Christian University campus has received iPhones and iPod Touches, yet no one “killer app” has emerged that fits everyone’s teaching style.
When NCAA Division-1 athletes don’t make adequate academic progress, their schools may draw penalties of reduced scholarships for their teams.
With tuition rising and a weak job market, many are debating the value of a college degree.
With rising costs and the purpose of a college education being questioned, a new survey suggests college presidents are concerned about the value of higher education as well.
Why should colleges recruit students from abroad? First of all, they bring diversity to campuses as well as extra tuition revenue.
Yash Gupta, dean of Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School, suggests in The Chronicle of Higher Education, that the collapse of the economy, showing our ineffective and even destructive business methods, has created opportunity.
It’s been 30 years since women’s sports programs joined the NCAA, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and women haven’t done well in landing top jobs.