25 novembre 2017

15-Credit Course Loads Increase Odds of Graduation

HomeBy Paul Fain. Incoming college students who average at least 15 credits per term during their first year are more likely to stick around and graduate and also get better grades, according to a new analysis from EAB, a research firm. More...

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Mixed Prospect for Growth of Competency-Based Ed

HomeBy Paul Fain. Most competency-based education programs remain nascent, highly localized and of limited size, according a new report from Eduventures, Ellucian and the American Council on Education. More...

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40% of 2-Year College Grads Earn a Bachelor's

HomeBy Paul Fain. Among community college graduates who hold no previous degrees or certificates, 41 percent earn a bachelor's degree during the next six years. More...

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Obama Under Secretary Is ACE's Next President

HomeBy Paul Fain. The industry’s chief lobbying organization said this week that Mitchell will replace Molly Broad, ACE's first woman leader, who will retire in October after a nine-year tenure. More...

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College Degrees Lead to 'Good Jobs'

HomeBy Paul Fain. Associate and four-year degrees lead to a growing share of well-paying jobs, study finds, as struggles increase for workers with only a high school credential. More...

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Survey of Non-College Credentials

HomeBy Paul Fain. A new report seeks to describe the landscape of non-degree postsecondary training, with a focus on five categories: certificate programs, work-based training (such as apprenticeships), skills-based short programs (coding boot camps), massive open online courses and other online microcredentials, and competency-based education programs. More...

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Two For-Profits Issued Illegal Loans

HomeBy Paul Fain. Minnesota's Supreme Court ruled this week that Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business issued illegal loans to students, that carried interest rates of up to 18 percent and were not properly licensed, the Pioneer Press reported. More...

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Study on Performance-Based Funding in 3 States

HomeBy Paul Fain. Research for Action has released the results of a two-year examination of three states' performance-based funding formulas for public colleges. More...

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Zenith Unveils New Name for Everest Campuses

HomeBy Paul Fain. Zenith Education Group, a nonprofit career college chain, today announced a plan to rebrand the Everest campuses it purchased in 2015 from Corinthian Colleges, a controversial for-profit that collapsed after a nudge from U.S. Department of Education. More...

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Think Tank Aims to Assess College Outcomes

HomeBy Paul Fain. A new report from Third Way, a centrist think tank, attempts to measure higher education's performance across sectors and types of institutions. The group used federal data on completion, students' earnings six years after enrollment and loan repayment rates. More...

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