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    Fewer job posts contain educational requirements so far in 2024, Indeed says

    While fewer job posts contain degree requirements, these changes don’t necessarily reflect a shift in actual hires, other studies have shown.

    By Carolyn Crist • March 1, 2024
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    Some employers are wary of Gen Z workers. What can colleges do?

    Experts suggested ways for higher education institutions to help students learn critical workplace skills, such as oral communication and empathy. 

    By Kate Rix • Feb. 26, 2024
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    International Students

    A look at trends in international enrollment — and what the numbers mean for U.S. colleges and universities.

    By Higher Ed Dive staff
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    How do state appropriations impact graduation rates among underrepresented students?

    Peer-reviewed research found that an increase in state money can lead to better outcomes, especially among Black and Latinx students.

    By Lilah Burke • Feb. 26, 2024
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    Yale reinstates standardized test requirement for applicants

    However, the university said students could report Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate scores as an alternative to the SAT or ACT.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    How universities can foster a global perspective in every student

    Given the importance of global learning and study abroad programs to student development and early career outcomes, how can universities provide avenues for all students to pursue a global education?

    Feb. 20, 2024
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    Pandemic learning loss could create another enrollment hurdle. What can higher ed do?

    WICHE advised higher ed leaders to track K-12 assessment results and make a plan for getting prospective students college ready.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    Hybrid state funding model may increase community college enrollment

    However, completion rates for degrees and certificates are not affected by the funding mechanism, researchers found.

    By Danielle McLean • Feb. 14, 2024
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    Community colleges, Head Start partner to expand affordable child care access

    The “Kids on Campus” campaign includes a user guide with model programs and recommendations for launching successful partnerships.

    By Kara Arundel • Feb. 9, 2024
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    University of California and Cal State push back May 1 commitment deadline

    The two systems, which collectively enroll more than 600,000 undergraduates, are moving back the date amid Free Application for Federal Student Aid delays.

    By Lilah Burke • Feb. 8, 2024
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    Just 16% of community college students transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree

    This rate hasn’t increased much over the past several years, according to new research from a trio of organizations. 

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    High school senior FAFSA submissions drop almost 57% year over year, NCAN finds

    The form was available about three months later than usual, and seniors submitted roughly 676,000 forms by late January.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    Title IX regulations advance to White House after significant delay

    The Education Department is closer to finalizing the controversial regulation, which it aimed to release in March after two previous delays.

    By Naaz Modan • Feb. 6, 2024
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    Dartmouth College revives standardized testing requirement for applicants

    Data suggested that high-achieving but less-advantaged students were withholding scores that would have benefited them, researchers found.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    Colleges need a deliberate online strategy to better serve first-generation students

    Higher education leaders won’t meet the moment if their virtual courses merely replicate face-to-face learning, Western Governors University’s leader says. 

    By Scott Pulsipher • Feb. 5, 2024
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    Colleges begin pushing back deadlines amid FAFSA delay

    The moves come after the U.S. Department of Education said it wouldn’t transmit Free Application for Federal Student Aid data to colleges until March.

    By Lilah Burke • Feb. 2, 2024
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    Does completing college influence borrowers’ ability to pay back their loans?

    Students who didn’t complete their studies collectively owed more four years after entering repayment than they originally borrowed, a new analysis finds.

    By Feb. 2, 2024
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    Colleges should extend May 1 decision deadline amid FAFSA delays, higher ed groups say

    Nine higher ed groups said institutions should provide prospective students and their families with flexibility during a tumultuous application cycle.

    By Feb. 1, 2024
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    Opinion

    Higher education’s accomplishments you may have missed in 2023

    Two leaders in the higher ed industry kick off the new year by rounding up 24 wins "for which the sector can be justly proud.”

    By Eileen Strempel and Stephen Handel • Jan. 31, 2024
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    31% of hiring managers say they steer clear of Gen Z

    Many Gen Z members spent college predominantly in remote or hybrid settings, impacting their ability to hone crucial workplace skills, one expert said. 

    By Ginger Christ • Updated Feb. 1, 2024
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    New York Gov. Hochul unveils direct admissions, mandatory FAFSA proposals

    The initiatives, which include admitting the top 10% of high schoolers to the state’s public systems, are part of broader efforts to boost enrollment.

    By Jan. 10, 2024
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    How private colleges are grappling with growing partisan divides

    Leaders shared how these issues are affecting their campuses during the Council of Independent Colleges’ annual Presidents Institute.

    By Jan. 9, 2024
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    Black students who enroll at HBCUs have higher bachelor’s degree attainment, research finds

    But those who initially attended a historically Black college also had higher debt loads than their similarly situated peers, a working paper found.

    By Lilah Burke • Jan. 5, 2024
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    Higher ed groups, researchers ask Education Department to preserve key sample studies

    The organizations want to keep three large-scale studies that track college students, their outcomes and how they pay for their education.

    By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf • Dec. 22, 2023
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    Over 70 University of Utah employees express support for student protestors facing charges

    A petition demands the administration stop its "pattern of intimidation” after it pulled sponsorship of the campus group that organized the protest.

    By Dec. 21, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    Colleges want to move away from expensive textbooks. Can it be done?

    West Texas A&M University is one of the latest institutions exploring using more open educational resources. 

    By Danielle McLean • Dec. 18, 2023