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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
This new organization wants to accredit career education

The Workforce Talent Educators Association will focus its quality assurance on outcomes, says its chief accreditation officer and managing director.

March 25, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
Regional public colleges help build economic resilience in their areas, study finds

Regional public colleges help insulate the counties they're located in from economic contractions, according to a recent study from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers.

March 14, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
Will adding a social and economic mobility metric to Carnegie Classifications drive colleges' behavior?

At its annual meeting, the American Council on Education articulates a vision to enable broader recognition for institutions.

March 9, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
Gainful employment proposal looks at college vs. high school grads' earnings

Proposed revisions would attempt to ensure career education graduates can find work and pay off their loans.

March 9, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
A decade after enrolling, 60% of college students earn more than high school graduates

On average, 60% of those who enter college earn more than high school graduates a decade later, according to new return-on-investment data released Tuesday by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

February 15, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
Early college can be a second chance for struggling students

Dual enrollment offers a way for postsecondary education to stop replicating inequality. But programs must be built for students from more backgrounds.

February 11, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
College completion rates inch up to 62.2%, their highest level yet

The six-year completion rate for undergraduate students who started college in 2015 reached 62.2%, a 1.2 percentage point increase over the prior year's cohort, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

February 3, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive