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Public colleges that primarily grant bachelor's degrees offer low-income students the greatest median return on their investment compared to other institution types, according to a new report from Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce.
Transfer enrollment appears to have steadied in fall 2021, declining by less than 1% year over year after dropping sharply the previous fall, according to new data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
Colleges with selective admissions should evaluate whether these practices are compatible with their goals of advancing historically underrepresented students in higher education, a new report urges.
Colleges enrolled around 1 million fewer undergraduate students in fall 2021 compared to fall 2019, according to data released by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center that captures the toll the pandemic has taken on the higher education sector.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom released a 2022-23 budget proposal Monday that would spread $39.6 billion across the state's three college systems and the California Student Aid Commission. At the same time, the governor's plan outlines ambitious goals for postsecondary attainment, equity, access and affordability.
Disruptions to academic programs with significant hands-on components, such as construction trades and mechanical and repair technology, heavily contributed to pandemic-related enrollment declines at community colleges, a new working paper suggests.
Amid calls to increase resources for civic learning, the director of the American Democracy Project suggests ways institutions can make efforts stick.
Colleges face an uncertain long-term outlook as prospects for state funding remain unclear, enrollment challenges loom and coronavirus-related threats continue, according to research from think tank New America and summarizes interviews earlier this year with administrators at non-elite colleges.
Just 2% of students who graduated from high school in 2020 and didn't immediately attend college ended up enrolling a year later this fall, dashing hopes that the large number of students who opted out of higher ed in the pandemic's first year would enroll in 2021.