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April 10, 2013

Liberal Arts Education Valued by Employers, Survey Finds

Employers are looking for new hires with a broad range of skills and innovation, according to a new survey.

January 25, 2012

Obama Calls on Colleges to Rein in Costs, Urges Support for Students

President Obama's focus on college access and affordability in last night's State of the Union Address was welcomed in the higher education community. But his strong language of putting colleges "on notice" to rein in tuition costs left some wondering how that could be achieved in the current econom...

January 04, 2012

Majors Matter in Job Prospects for Recent College Graduates

Americans with a college education fare better in the job market than those with just a high school diploma or less—but just how much better depends on their field. A new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce released today finds unemployment for recent co...

December 28, 2011

Top 2011 College Bound Posts Span Access to Completion

Looking back at the most-read College Bound posts of the year, you can see a range of issues. From policymakers to parents to educators, you were drawn to stories about applications and access, completion and jobs. So, a drum roll please.....The top 10 stories, as measured by hits on this blog, fo...

December 02, 2011

Data Quality Campaign Reports Progress, But More Work to Do

While every state now has the ability to use data to guide education policy decisions, the reality is many don't still take advantage of it. The latest snapshot of state-by-state progress on information sharing, Data for Action 2011, was released yesterday by the Data Quality Campaign, a national c...

November 18, 2011

Study Habits of College Students Revealed in New Survey

Just how much are college students hitting the books these days? The 2011 annual National Survey of Student Engagement found full-time students put in about 15 hours a week, on average. It depends on your major, however, and how much your professor pushes you. Engineering was more demanding, while...

May 16, 2011

New Pew Research Surveys Question Value of College

Two new national surveys by the Pew Research Center reflect discontent among families and administrators about the value and quality of a college education.

March 09, 2011

A Little Encouragement Goes a Long Way in College Retention

A study released today from Stanford University on student coaching holds promise for a cost-effective way to keeping students progressing in college. Having a coach check in weekly with a college student to ask how classes are going and offer advice on managing his or her workload appears to sign...

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.

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