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September 15, 2011

Outreach Considered for Students Just Shy of a Degree

While much of the reporting on college access and completion is on students who enter straight out of high school and proceed through graduation, the path is not that linear for many. Sometimes life gets in the way of a degree and students drop out just shy of a degree for personal, financial, or ac...

September 09, 2011

Early Career Focus Improves Community College Completion

New studies find that choosing a career path early is strongly correlated with community college students earning a degree.

September 08, 2011

Achieve Launches New College- and Career-Ready Initiative

Supporting the growing movement to promote college- and career-readiness, the nonprofit organization Achieve announced yesterday a new initiative to provide online resources and partnerships with states to advocate high academic expectations and preparation for all students. The Future Ready Projec...

August 23, 2011

Student Interest in Science, Health Jobs Doesn't Match Need

Hospitals and labs may be where the jobs are, but it's not where student interest lies. A survey of high school students conducted by Harris Interactive for the University of the Sciences reveals that 49 percent are "definitely or probably not" considering a career in science or health care—up...

August 02, 2011

Figuring Out Personality Type Can Help in Choosing Major

Students choose colleges for a variety of reasons. While cost is a key factor in where they enroll, a recent survey shows the most-cited reason for students' decision is the strength of the college's academic major. But what if you don't know what you want to study? You could go for the most lucra...

July 27, 2011

Surveys Tap Into Student Voices to Improve High Schools

As schools look to improve everything from teaching to counseling to college and career readiness, students have a unique perspective—yet they are not always asked for their opinion. A national survey project called YouthTruth is trying to address that often-missing piece in the reform puzzle...

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