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College Persistence

Engineers Are Not Smart

Vicki May | Posted 09.21.2014 | College
Vicki May

Of course I want 'smart' students in my classes but not necessarily the ones who can memorize facts, pass tests, and regurgitate information. I want students who are willing to think critically, try new things, fail and learn from their mistakes.

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.

Public Schools Need to Promote College Persistence

Yasmin Bhatia | Posted 06.24.2013 | College
Yasmin Bhatia

Providing this level of assistance is admittedly expensive, but in my experience, there are many corporate and private partners ready to help. We just have to make the case.

Fiscal Cliffs in Higher Education

Dr. James J. Kelly | Posted 02.09.2013 | College
Dr. James J. Kelly

Just as colleges and universities try to work through financial aid challenges with families to make a "good fit" all around for students, I hope our government will follow suit. Otherwise, we'll be atop the cliff no more.

Financial Literacy and College Persistence

Dr. James J. Kelly | Posted 01.20.2013 | College
Dr. James J. Kelly

Many factors contribute to students leaving college, and financial circumstance is one of them. One of the tools our college has developed to mitigate this problem and to equip students with life skills is a required, one-unit freshman course called Personal Finance for College.

Less Than Half Of College Students Attained Degrees In The Last 6 Years, New Study Shows

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The National Center for Education Statistics this week released findings of a longitudinal study that followed the attainment and persistence rates of...