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Only about two-fifths of students who applied to college during the 2020-21 school year using the Common Application included their SAT or ACT scores, a sharp decline from the prior year, when more than three-fourths of college prospects did so.
Colleges and universities lost about 191,500 transfer students in the 2020-21 academic year — representing a loss almost three times greater than the previous year's decline of 69,300 students, according to new data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
Acadeum, an online course-sharing platform for higher education institutions, announced this week it's launching a new dual-enrollment offering that will provide more than 500 college-level classes to eligible high school students.
More than two-thirds of bachelor's degree-granting colleges won't require SAT and ACT scores for at least some students for the fall 2022 admissions cycle, according to the latest count by FairTest.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed higher education legislation this week that expands student financial aid, creates new transfer pathways and provides grants for workers displaced by the coronavirus pandemic.
First-year persistence rates, which measure whether incoming students continue into their second year, dropped to 73.9% in the fall of 2020, their lowest level since 2012, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
Transfer enrollment losses deepened this spring, with colleges reporting a 10% year-over-year decline in the number of students changing institutions, according to new data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom's revised budget plan would invest nearly $49 billion in the state's public colleges and emphasize workforce development as a tool for pandemic recovery.
Two-year schools are opening new sites and looking to partners to help provide training to remote and underserved communities.