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February 08, 2011

Higher Ed. Needs to be Innovative to Serve Growing Demand

There is no way that the country can crank out enough college graduates to meet President Obama's goal of leading the world in the percentage of citizens with college degrees by 2020 unless higher education embraces radical innovations to become more efficient. That was the sentiment of a panel gat...

January 18, 2011

Study Suggests U.S. Colleges Fail to Challenge Undergrads

A national survey of college students finds 45 percent had no significant gains in critical thinking skills in their first two years of college.

January 13, 2011

Calling on the Business Community to Boost College Grads

The business community has a lot to offer in the nation's effort to increase college graduation rates, says the head of a philanthropic group. Between advising higher education on how to be more efficient, supporting workers who pursue college, and advocating policy change, Jamie Merisotis, the pr...

January 12, 2011

Knowing Graduation Rates Affects College Decision

Knowing how well colleges do in graduating students makes a difference to parents in choosing a school, a study released today by the American Enterprise Institute shows. Providing graduation-rate information positively affects a parent's choice when looking at two separate public, four-year colleg...

January 03, 2011

Study Offers Insight Into What Helps Students Finish College

Different factors stand out at two-year and four-year institutions.

December 13, 2010

Survey: Young Alumni Report College Degrees Are Worth It

Yes, it's hard work. Yes, it costs a lot of money. But, getting a college degree was worth it, according to 89 percent of young alumni polled in a survey released today. Recent college graduates ages 25-39 were asked about their undergraduate experience in a national survey early this year conducte...

December 07, 2010

Promoting Certificate Programs in College-Completion Push

While the push for college completion often focuses on two- or four-year degrees, a new report suggests that higher education needs to do a better job of catering to students who want to pursue a certificate program if the country is going to meet its postsecondary graduation-rate goals. The report...

November 23, 2010

For-Profit Graduation Rates Low, Student Debt High

While students may enter a for-profit college with high hopes of getting a degree, the vast majority never get one. What they do often leave with is unmanageable debt. Low completion rates and high levels of debt in this growing sector of higher education were outlined in a new report released today...

October 13, 2010

It Pays to Comparison Shop When It Comes to College

College is too costly these days not to shop around. In his paper, "Is College Worth the Investment?" Mark Schneider, a former official at the U.S. Department of Education and scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, finds the answer on the value of higher education...

September 21, 2010

Minimal Progress Reported in College Completion Rates

The president is calling for it. The economy is demanding it. Yet, the percentage of Americans earning college degrees is not climbing as quickly as many hoped.

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