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42% of stopped-out young adults cited financial reasons for leaving college, survey finds

A new survey of "disengaged learners" — students who have stopped out of college — found financial reasons to be the top cause for stepping away. Among surveyed adults ages 20-34 who have college credits but are no longer enrolled, 42% cited financial reasons for leaving, 32% blamed family or personal commitments, and 30% said the college wasn't the right fit.

December 2, 2021 | Higher Ed Dive
Share of Common App colleges requiring admissions tests continues to plummet

Just 5% of roughly 900 colleges that are members of the Common App, the online application portal, mandated test scores, falling from 11% in the 2020-21 admissions year, according to a new report.

November 29, 2021 | Higher Ed Dive
Update shows undergraduate enrollment decline growing to 3.5% this fall

Undergraduate enrollment sank 3.5% this fall, according to the latest data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The figures, based on almost three-fourths of institutions reporting their enrollment as of Oct. 21, are largely in line with numbers the organization released last month.

November 18, 2021 | Higher Ed Dive
Community college bachelor's degrees gain traction, report finds

Support for community colleges with bachelor's degrees has recently been gaining more traction: seven of the 24 community college baccalaureate, or CCB, states have been authorized in the last five years, according to the report.

November 8, 2021 | Higher Ed Dive
California community college enrollment slid 15% in 2020-21, new data shows

Total enrollment in the California Community Colleges system fell an estimated 15% year over year in 2020-21, representing an overall decline of about 319,000 students, a system representative told state lawmakers this week.

November 4, 2021 | Higher Ed Dive
How Congress can move the needle on college completion

A proposed College Completion Fund draws backing as researchers say wraparound support programs are the best way to help students earn degrees.

October 27, 2021 | Higher Ed Dive
Virtual work is here to stay. Here's how colleges can help students land remote internships.

The pandemic disrupted the world of work — and internships. But colleges and employers responded by trying new strategies online.

October 11, 2021 | Higher Ed Dive
Median lifetime earnings rise with each additional level of education, report finds

Workers' median earnings rise with each additional level of education, according to a new report from Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce, bolstering previous research showing degrees tend to pay off in the job market.

October 7, 2021 | Higher Ed Dive
College Board announces easier CSS Profile, plus a 'lighter, shorter' version

Students from families earning up to $100,000 will now be able to freely apply to the College Board's CSS Profile, a tool used by some 300 colleges to award students institutional financial aid packages.

September 23, 2021 | Higher Ed Dive