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Student Debt? Economy? What's Behind Drop In College Enrollment?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 06.13.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Reporting in CNN Money, Heather Long notes that college enrollments have been dropping since 2010. By the fall of 2014, they were more than 800,000 fewer students than in 2010.

Diversity of International Students in the US

Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2015 | Education
Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D.

The latest Open Doors data indicates yet another year of growth in international student enrollment. Between 2009 and 2014, the number of international students has increased by 41 per cent to reach a total of 974,926.

Want To Get More Students To Go To College? Text Them.

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 09.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There may be a simple way to get more students to show up at college each fall: Text them. Each summer, 20 to 30 percent of students in ...

Counting (on) Success: Does an Education in the Humanities Count in Today's Day and Age?

Christine Henseler | Posted 08.19.2015 | Education
Christine Henseler

But what do we do with Anthropology, Linguistics or Law? How do we account for their humanistic content and approaches? And how about emerging fields like Humanistic Engineering, Medical Humanities, Environmental Humanities?

Our National Obsession With 'Going to College' -- We Might Have a Bigger Problem to Solve

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 05.22.2016 | Impact
Lydia Dobyns

The changes we are seeing taking hold in every type of community provide evidence that investing in innovation pays off when the commitment includes adequate time, and sufficient training and coaching.

Tyler Kingkade

Decade Of Change For College Students: Less Religious, More Diverse And Lonely | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.07.2015 | College

America's college students have become less religious, more stressed and overwhelmingly in favor of marriage equality over the past decade. Campus lif...

Rebecca Klein

Poverty The Strongest Factor In Whether High School Graduates Go To College | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.14.2014 | College

Students from high-poverty public schools are less likely to attend college than those from wealthier ones, regardless of whether they're from urban, ...

College Enrollment: Thick Envelope v. Thick Wallet

Elisabeth Mason | Posted 08.04.2014 | College
Elisabeth Mason

It used to be the difference between a thick envelope and a thin envelope. That was how you could tell if you were college-bound. Times have changed.

Enough of the Economic 'Blame Game': Colleges Must Take Responsibility for Enrollment

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 07.02.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

It is my belief that community colleges are the answer to the labor crisis in this country. Colleges that don't make tough decisions are in fact contributing to this country's economic crisis as their students enthusiastically walk across the stage in their cap and gown only to eventually become a jobless statistic.

Dispatch From the Admissions Front

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 05.17.2014 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

A college president's least favorite book title is Silent Spring. Not the one about pesticides and the environment penned by Rachel Carson in 1962. I...

Mind the Gap: Building Bridges Between Higher Education and Its Students

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 04.12.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Isn't it the duty of higher education leadership to prepare for demographic shifts by breaking out of admission practices and patterns before consumers vote with their feet and look elsewhere?

Affordability and Accessibility in Higher Education

Daan Braveman | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Daan Braveman

Despite the resistance it is clear that as we move forward, quality and innovation will need to be achieved through redeployment of existing resources, restructuring the ways we deliver our programs and administrative services, and collaborations.

What Kind of Race Will You Run?

Wendy B. Libby | Posted 11.23.2013 | College
Wendy B. Libby

How did we end up celebrating when so many other institutions are cutting back? When headlines and the government proclaim that our non-MOOC business model -- students living on campus and interacting with professors and peers in liberal arts classrooms with low faculty-student ratios -- is broken?

Hispanic College Enrollment Defies National Trend

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2013 | Latino Voices

Sept 3 (Reuters) - Enrollment by Hispanics in U.S. colleges rose 15 percent from 2011 to 2012 even as the overall college population declined, the U...

New Report Shows Significant Decline In College Enrollment This Spring

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.17.2013 | College

It appears that fewer students are choosing to enroll in college. A report released by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Thursday...

Making the Grade After Graduation

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Lydia Dobyns

Millions of high school seniors are beginning to receive college acceptance letters, but data surrounding students' performance once they get to college should dampen the elation.

Are College Students Being Overly Optimistic?

Jodi Okun | Posted 05.22.2013 | College
Jodi Okun

Despite everything that has happened in the economy, college still holds a strong attraction for most of today's young adults. There could be many possible reasons for this continued interest in education.

Why Student Success Is Critical to America

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 04.03.2013 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

Student access continues as a high priority in American higher education. But it now has a twin goal: student success.

College Enrollment Expected To Slip Over Next Decade

stateline | Ben Wieder | Posted 03.18.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...

Shifting the Higher Education Paradigm

Patricia McGuire | Posted 03.17.2013 | College
Patricia McGuire

To see the future of higher education, look to the less well-known schools that are educating large numbers of previously-marginalized students who are rapidly becoming the mainstream.

Colleges With The Highest Enrollment In The Country

Posted 01.08.2013 | College

If you go to a large state university with 30,000 students, which accounts for half of the town's population, a bigger school may seem unimaginable. N...

Digital Natives: Higher Education's Multicultural Marketing Challenge

Dr. James Michael Nolan | Posted 02.04.2013 | College
Dr. James Michael Nolan

Why is higher education so seemingly uninspired by social media, whereas, for instance, the entrepreneurial and business worlds are all over it?

The Nightmare of Achieving Accuracy in Student Attrition Studies

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 01.15.2013 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

When it comes to identifying how well an institution is doing on student success, even the most basic data element is difficult to define. Indeed, how does one define "student?"

Higher Education Can Learn from an Endless Campaign

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 01.13.2013 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

As is true with some political campaigns, the college targeting strategy can overcome perceived negatives. One is cost, and the public's growing preoccupation with value for the investment of four years. Another is family history.

Study: Dual Enrollment Students More Likely To Attend, Graduate College

Posted 10.17.2012 | Education

A report by Boston-based education nonprofit Jobs for the Future urges policymakers to expand dual enrollment after determining that high school stude...