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‘A Call to Action’ as Enrollments Tumble

Higher education officials in Tennessee are trying to determine why the state’s high school graduates are passing on college, and how to change their minds.

June 6, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
Parents Matter More

EAB survey finds that they are more important in the admissions process than in the past, especially for white and Asian students. Being test optional matters the most for Black and Hispanic students.

June 1, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
California Assembly Passes Remedial-Education Reform Bill

The California Assembly unanimously passed new legislation on Wednesday to advance reforms to remedial education in the California Community Colleges system.

May 27, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
A Fast-Track Associate Degree

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched a new grant program to scale already-successful initiatives across the U.S. that help high school graduates attain postsecondary degrees quickly.

May 25, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
Student Debt’s Impact on Perceived Value of College

Younger Americans and those with student debt are far less likely than their peers to believe the benefits of getting a higher education outweigh the costs.

May 25, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
Report: Number of HSIs Fell During the Pandemic

The number of Hispanic-serving institutions in the United States decreased during the 2020–21 academic year, from 569 to 559, the first drop in two decades, according to an annual analysis by Excelencia in Education, an organization focused on Latino student success.

March 17, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
Judging Institutions Based on Employment Outcomes

Workforce Talent Educators Association wants to recognize, and conceivably accredit, institutions for how successfully they prepare students for work.

March 2, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
Does Math Limit College Access?

Some four-year colleges place too much emphasis on mathematics in admissions, specifically whether students have done well in calculus, limiting access as a result, said a report by Just Equations and the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

February 10, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
Most Kids Find K-12 Education Boring and Stressful. What Colleges Should Learn From that Fact?

For many young people, school is anything but a warm, supportive, nurturing environment. Rather, it’s a highly stratified place characterized by intense competition, arbitrary authority, and boredom. It doesn't have to be this way, writes David Labaree, Stanford’s eminent sociolologist of higher education.

January 26, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed