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    Q&A

    How do you calculate the ROI of a college degree?

    A higher education researcher breaks down how a think tank attempted to quantify the return on investment for 53,000 different programs. 

    By Lilah Burke • June 20, 2024
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    U of Michigan, CUNY mishandled shared ancestry complaints, Education Department finds

    The two institutions each misstepped as campus tensions — and reports of harassment — rose in the wake of the Israel-Hamas war, the agency found. 

    By June 17, 2024
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    The positive impacts of family engagement on student retention

    Research shows when families are engaged and receive updates, students are more likely to be retained.

    June 17, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    Inside the final, chaotic days of Goddard College

    Founded as a radical experiment in education, the Vermont institution closed after years of mounting tensions between administration and the rank and file.

    By June 7, 2024
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    This week in 5 numbers: ‘Some college, no credential’ population grows

    We’re rounding up top recent stories, from an increase in working-age adults who left college before finishing their programs to another sudden closure. 

    By June 7, 2024
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    Working-age adult population with some college but no credential jumps 2.9%, report finds

    However, over 943,000 stopped-out students reenrolled in 2022-23, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

    By June 6, 2024
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    Opinion // President Speaks

    Liberal arts colleges must embed career services throughout campus life

    Colleges should strive to teach students both how to think and to be career-ready when they graduate, the leader of Denison University argues. 

    By Adam Weinberg • May 28, 2024
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    House lawmakers grill university leaders over response to campus encampments

    Republicans spent much of their time decrying deals Rutgers and Northwestern universities made with pro-Palestinian protesters. 

    By May 23, 2024
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    ‘Unacceptable gaps persist’: A new report details higher ed’s racial and ethnic disparities

    Findings released by the American Council on Education shed light on demographic trends in college enrollment and attainment. 

    By May 21, 2024
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    3 reasons accounts receivable management in higher education suffers — and how to fix them

    With the right tools, institutions can support student’s financial journeys and protect enrollments.

    May 20, 2024
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    The STEM pipeline begins in high school

    How one nonprofit is offering immersive astrophysics, biochemistry, genomics and synthetic chemistry to teens.

    May 20, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    What’s next for the test-optional movement?

    Yale, Brown and Cornell universities have all revived their testing requirements, raising questions about whether other institutions will follow suit.

    By Danielle McLean • May 20, 2024
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    Georgia’s university system revives SAT, ACT requirements at 4 more colleges

    Augusta, Georgia State, Georgia Southern and Kennesaw State universities will require test scores from students applying to the 2026-27 academic year.

    By May 15, 2024
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    Most first-year students reported satisfaction with college at mid-year point, survey finds

    But nearly one-third of respondents, who were polled this winter, reported feeling “targeted, criticized, or excluded” based on their identity.

    By May 14, 2024
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    Opinion

    Colleges need free expression reform — not damage control

    Restoring public trust in higher education will require more than public relations and crisis management strategies, argues a Bipartisan Policy Center official. 

    By Matthew Kuchem • May 13, 2024
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    West Virginia declares state of emergency amid FAFSA rollout challenges

    Completion rates for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid have declined nearly 40% in the state.

    By Anna Merod • May 9, 2024
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    What’s keeping adults interested in college from enrolling?

    Money and time are two of the most commonly cited barriers to earning a credential, according to a new survey from Gallup and the Lumina Foundation.

    By May 8, 2024
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    Leveraging AI to transform K-12 and higher education contact centers: A path to enhanced efficiency and engagement

    AI is pushing its way through the education sector, transforming the way schools, colleges, and universities support their students, parents, faculty, and staff.

    May 6, 2024
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    Graduates remain confident about finding a job but express job security concerns

    Many respondents said they’re settling or anticipate settling on some conditions to land a job, though fewer reported willingness to do so compared to last year.

    By Carolyn Crist • May 2, 2024
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    Biden administration to forgive $6.1B in loans for former Art Institutes students

    The Education Department is providing automatic relief for some 317,000 borrowers who attended the shuttered college system between 2004 and 2017.

    By May 1, 2024
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    FAFSA, college protests dominate hearing on proposed FY25 education budget

    "We're doing everything everyday to make it right," U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona told senators of complications with the new FAFSA.

    By Kara Arundel • April 30, 2024
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    Pro-Palestinian legal group files civil rights complaint against Columbia University

    Palestine Legal called on the U.S. Department of Education to investigate the Ivy League institution over its response to protests and other matters.

    By April 26, 2024
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    Federal judge sets new timeline for overdue Sweet v. Cardona relief

    A federal judge agreed to give the agency more time to discharge loans covered by the $6 billion settlement after officials missed a January deadline. 

    By April 26, 2024
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    Lifetime college returns differ significantly by major, research finds

    Engineering and computer science showed the best return out of 10 fields of study that were examined.

    By Lilah Burke • April 25, 2024
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    Pro-Palestinian protests ramp up at universities, including NYU and Yale

    Columbia University transitioned its main campus to hybrid learning for the rest of the semester as other colleges prepare for further activist action.

    By April 23, 2024