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Education Department delays gainful employment proposal until 2023

The U.S. Department of Education pushed back the timeline for publishing its proposal for a revised gainful employment rule to next year, meaning the earliest it could go into effect is mid-2024.

June 22, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
Rethinking first-year education can de-risk college entry

Underused strategies like corequisite courses and easy on-ramps help students enroll and graduate, argues the founder of online ed company StraighterLine.

May 30, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
Undergraduate enrollment falls 4.7% this spring

About 662,000 fewer undergrads enrolled in college in spring 2022 compared to the year before, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found.

May 26, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
Gates Foundation pushes to scale dual enrollment and early college

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Tuesday announced a series of six-month grants each totaling about $175,000 to support regional design efforts to boost dual enrollment and early college credit offerings.

May 25, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
Adults who borrowed for college doubt higher ed’s value, survey says

Adults who borrowed for college and still owe money are more pessimistic about higher ed’s value than are those who don’t have any debt, according to a report released this week by the Federal Reserve Board.

May 25, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
Unlike boomers, millennials didn’t find good jobs until their 30s. Here’s what it means for colleges and employers.

New reports describe how education-work pipelines fail many young adults, especially those of low socioeconomic status. What can prompt changes?

May 19, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
FAFSA completion falls about 9% from previous year, report says

About 9% fewer students completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid forms as of the end of March than had done so at the same point last year, according to new data from the National College Attainment Network. This amounts to 873,489 fewer students filing a FAFSA.

April 28, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
Stress prompts 76% of 4-year college students to weigh leaving, survey finds

More than three-quarters of four-year undergraduate students who considered stopping out in the past six months said it was due to emotional stress, according to a new survey from Gallup and the Lumina Foundation. That's up from just 42% in 2020.

April 20, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
More than 200 colleges have open seats for fall 2022, NACAC says

More than 200 colleges, including several outside the U.S., have reported to the National Association for College Admission Counseling that they have open seats for fall 2022.

April 12, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive