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Despite Positive Experiences, Students Question Value of College

Survey finds students support their institutions and mostly plan to re-enroll -- but increasingly doubt whether education is worth the price.

July 7, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
High School Students Are Changing College Plans

Colleges should expect more students to attend college close to home and to look for low-cost options, surveys find.

June 23, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Bridging the Workforce Training Gap at Community Colleges

The ACCESS to Careers Act would be a critical first step in developing programs that effectively train a post-pandemic workforce, advocates say.

June 7, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Networking Gets Graduates and Certificate Completers Hired

There is an appropriate emphasis on relevant knowledge and skill development for degree and certificate students -- that's what gets employees retained and promoted. Professional contacts and networking are often what get them hired.

June 3, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Community Colleges Seek to Share Classes Online

A national online course-sharing consortium for community colleges aims to expand access to online learning. It’s also an attempt to relieve budgetary and enrollment pressures after a particularly challenging year.

May 27, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Survey: College Graduates Don't Feel Employable

About one-fifth of recent graduates of two- and four-year institutions said their college education did not provide the skills necessary for their first job, and about half decided not to apply to entry-level positions because they felt they were not qualified, according to a new survey administered by Cengage, a publisher and education-technology company.

May 26, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Report: State Funding Closely Linked to Student Success

State funding for public higher education institutions and student financial aid have a direct impact on student success, a new report by the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association concluded.

May 19, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Education Department Launches Reopening Resource Site

Higher education institutions can now look to a website created by the Department of Education to find resources on how to safely reopen their campuses.

May 3, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
1,400 4-Year Colleges Won't Require SAT or ACT Next Year

At least 1,400 four-year colleges will not require the SAT or ACT next year, according to FairTest: the National Center for Fair and Open Testing.

April 29, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed