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NCAA Task Force Recommends Ending SAT/ACT Requirement

An NCAA task force has recommended that standardized test scores no longer be required of high school applicants intending to play a Division I or Division II sport in college, the NCAA announced Friday.

October 18, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
‘Connecting College and Careers’: An Inside Higher Ed Report

A new report from Inside Higher Ed, “Connecting College and Careers,” aims to shed light on some of the most promising experiments to give graduates a boost as they seek well-paying jobs, particularly students who are women or people of color.

September 27, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
A ‘Loud and Clear’ Call to Invest in Black Men

College and university leaders are taking steps to counter the sharp decline in enrollment among Black men during the pandemic.

September 27, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Expanding Local Community College Transfer Pathways

In a recently published brief, Inside Higher Ed explores the supply of qualified community college students located locally, students they call “transfer-ready.” Specifically, the report focuses on private institutions with graduation rates consistently above 70 percent, as those are the institutions where the disparities in community college transfer enrollment are most pronounced.

September 23, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
California Bill Would Extend Food Benefits to More Students

The California Legislature passed a measure that would extend federal food assistance benefits to more college students in the state.

September 14, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Completion Rate Gaps by Gender for Black Californians

While more Black students in California are earning college degrees, concerning equity gaps in graduation rates remain, with differences based on gender, according to a new report by the California-based Campaign for College Opportunity.

September 2, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Judge Orders UC Berkeley to Freeze Enrollment

The ruling faults the university’s analysis of the environmental impacts of increased enrollment as flawed and orders it not to further increase enrollment above 2020-21 levels.

August 27, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
First-Year Students Struggled With Online Learning Last Year

New report finds most first-year students struggled to learn when the pandemic moved classes online -- in part because of limited access to technology and resources.

August 25, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Report: How to Blur the Line Between High School and College

Jobs for the Future, a national nonprofit focused on education and the workforce, released a report that argues for a “radical restructuring of education for grades 11-14.” It advocates for a new kind of education institution that is neither high school nor college starting after the second year of high school.

August 3, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed