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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
Report Examines Dual Enrollment Programs in 16 States

A new report released by the nonprofit Southern Regional Education Board looks at dual-enrollment programs across 16 states, breaking down variances, shared elements and practices worth watching. It finds differences in how such programs are funded, student eligibility, workforce and educational goals, and more.

January 20, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
Fewer High School Graduates Go Straight to College

New reports from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center and some states show an “unprecedented” decline in college enrollment among high school graduates—especially the most underserved.

January 7, 2022 | Inside Higher Ed
Annual Higher Ed Funding Delayed

Congress passed a temporary measure to avoid a government shutdown, but that means higher education spending levels will remain as is until February—at least.

December 6, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Changing Perceptions, One Story at a Time

A team of students is producing a podcast that seeks to undercut the stigma of attending a community college while answering the larger question of what it means for a college to be considered a “good school.”

November 15, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Outsourcing Students’ Tech Skills Training

Podium Education partners with institutions to give undergraduates hands-on technological experience in digital marketing, coding and data analytics.

November 10, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed