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Deep disparities spoil uptick in on-time completion rates

On-time completion rates for college students ticked up across most U.S. states from 2016 to 2021, according to a new report from Complete College America, a nonprofit aiming to improve postsecondary attainment. The report also unearthed widespread disparities between student groups. Part-time students at both four-year and community colleges are much less likely to graduate within six years than full-time students.

December 13, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
Young adults with degrees say they need more real-world training

Individuals with degrees often find their education failed to prepare them for the realities of the workforce, according to Nov. 15 survey results from Multiverse. A majority of young adults with degrees said real-world workforce training is the most important element to preparing for a career. But that factor is missing from many higher education programs, they said.

November 21, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
AAA partners with universities to develop tech talent

Amid economywide tech talent challenges, AAA has partnered with universities to provide students with internships and for-credit opportunities while tapping a new talent pool, according to Shohreh Abedi, executive vice president and chief operations and technology officer at AAA.

October 25, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
Can higher education really be redesigned to connect learners and the workforce?

Education Design Lab’s CEO talks about the nonprofit’s work, including what it calls human-centered design.

October 14, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
California bill advances to clamp down further on community colleges’ remedial courses

California lawmakers are moving forward with a bill that would further limit the ability of the state’s community colleges to enroll students in remedial classes — noncredit-bearing courses designed to burnish skills in areas like mathematics and reading that are often criticized for derailing progress toward a degree.

August 18, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
Nondegree pathways interest employers and Gen Z — but they still view them as too risky

Employers and high school students both believe in the value of nondegree career pathways, but both groups still view those options as too risky to fully rely on them, according to a new report from Jobs for the Future, a nonprofit focused on workforce and education systems.

August 9, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
Even interested students wonder: Is college a worthwhile investment?

More than half of high school students who’ve shown some interest in college — 53% — wonder if it is a worthwhile investment, according to a survey released Thursday by Modern Campus, a higher ed software provider, and Ruffalo Noel Levitz, an enrollment, student success and fundraising consultant.

August 4, 2022 | Higher Ed Dive
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