01 novembre 2018

Performance Funding and Certificate and Degree Production

HomeBy Paul Fain. State performance-funding policies that link a relatively high percentage of base funding for community colleges to student outcomes on average lead to more short-term certificate (instructional time of a year or less) completions and fewer associate-degree completions, according to a new study. These results suggest potentially damaging consequences for students, because short-term certificates tend to lead to negative or minimal wage gains, while associate degrees offer substantial wage gains. More...

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ACICS Sanctions Danish Business College

HomeBy Paul Fain. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, an embattled national accrediting agency, has sanctioned Niels Brock, a Danish business college, over concerns that the college lacks approval from the Danish government to issue bachelor's degrees. More...

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Moody's: Graduate Business Schools Face Credit Concerns

HomeBy Paul Fain. Moody's cited fall application data from a survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admissions Council, which founded that 59 percent of U.S. business schools saw a decline in applications, with a 6.6 percent overall decline in volume. More...

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Report: 4 Million Californians Left College Without Earning a Degree

HomeBy Paul Fain. A new report from California Competes found that four million Californians between the ages of 25 and 64 completed some college courses but do not hold a degree. More...

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New Life for ACICS

HomeBy Paul Fain. Trump administration recommends restoring the controversial accreditor of many for-profits, citing a federal court ruling. Meanwhile, ACICS faces questions about its approval of a Danish business school's degree programs. More...

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Credentialing Evolves as Demand Grows for Middle-Skills Jobs

HomeBy Paul Fain. The bachelor's degree remains by far the best ticket to a well-paying job, according to new research from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, which defines "good jobs" as ones that pay at least $35,000 -- and an average of $56,000 for workers with less than a bachelor's degree. More...

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Degrees Outpace Job Requirements in Most Cities

HomeBy Paul Fain. A new report from the Urban Institute used federal data to analyze the "mix-match" between the share of residents with four-year degrees (or some college) and the share of jobs requiring college educations in 387 metropolitan areas. The institute found that mix-matches are common, and that this challenge is unlikely to change soon. More...

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Report on How Families Pay for College

HomeBy Paul Fain. Families spent an average of $26,458 on an undergraduate education during the most recently completed academic year, according the latest results of a survey Sallie Mae, the large student lender, has conducted since 2008. More...

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Survey: Professors as Mentors to Undergraduates

HomeBy Paul Fain. Professors are most likely to serve as mentors to undergraduate students, according to the results of a new survey, which found that 64 percent of recent graduates who reported having a mentor during college said their mentor was a professor. The next most common category was a college staff member. More...

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Google Curriculum, College Credit

HomeBy Paul Fain. Tech giant gets hands-on with its new online IT certificate, as a growing number of community colleges and Northeastern University create credit pathways with the curriculum. More...

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