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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
Lawmakers Asked to Consider Funding for Apprenticeships at 2-Year Colleges

President Biden's proposed $12 billion in funding for community colleges could go, in part, to help institutions build degree-based apprenticeship programs.

April 21, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Community Colleges Turn to New Incentives for Recruitment

Desperate to slow the steep decline of entering students, community colleges are getting creative and offering scholarships, complimentary laptops and free summer courses to high school graduates who enroll.

April 13, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Who Gets to Be ‘College Material’?

Higher education institutions should reimagine the responsibility they have to ensure college is the true force for equity that it can and should be, Jeff Raikes argues.

April 12, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Confronting a Cascading Crisis

Higher education must help ensure that K-12 students, after a year of school closures and other significant challenges, don’t fall irreparably behind, writes Sian L. Beilock.

April 1, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed
Connecting the Dots: Scaling Remediation Reform to Promote Equitable Transfer Student Success

For the 80 percent of students who begin at a community college with the intention of earning at least a bachelor’s degree, their chances of success are shaped from the moment they begin their educational journey.

March 18, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed