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Report Provides Data-Rich Look at State of Higher Education

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 09.28.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Reporting in last week's Inside Higher Education, Kasia Kovacs reviewed the findings of the Commission on the Future of Higher Education, an initiativ...

What Values Should a College Education Support?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 07.13.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Tim Goral published an extremely interesting interview with former president of the Appalachian College Association, Alice Brown, in University Busine...

Go (College) Fish: Easing Path for Community College Transfers

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 06.20.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

One of the most persistent problems facing American higher education is how best to create a seamless pathway among the various higher education secto...

Building the Higher Education Transfer Pipeline

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 03.01.2017 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Nationally, about 80 percent of community college students claim that they want to earn a bachelor's degree, but only about 38 percent of students who first enrolled at a two-year college actually earn a degree of any kind -- whether two-year or four-year -- within six years.

Deciding to Transfer: A Second Chance at Making it Right

Rosemarie Foulger | Posted 02.24.2017 | College
Rosemarie Foulger

I talked to a lot of people about transferring, and they all gave different advice. If I could give a potential transfer student one piece of advice, it would be to really listen to yourself. Are you happy? Is this what you want? Do you think this change will lead to your fulfillment?

How Can We Improve the Transfer Process for College Students?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 10.26.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

We know that while more than eighty percent of first-year community college students surveyed indicate that they are working toward a four-year degree; fewer than fifteen percent will achieve this goal.

The Two College Strategy Reduces the Benefits of College

Susan Gilbert | Posted 12.28.2014 | College
Susan Gilbert

he selection of colleges seem to focus and where and how to get the best post-graduation jobs. In order to accommodate (pay for or get into) the best possible college, there is growing acceptance of, and curiosity around, what I call the Two College Strategy.

The Biggest Mistakes Transfer Students Make

Alexandra Rice | Posted 04.07.2014 | College
Alexandra Rice

It's far too easy to miss a deadline or to forget to send a document, causing you to lose your spot at your dream school. The following tips can help students to avoid transfer credit fails, financial aid missteps, and new-school shell shock.

From Cornfields to the City: What It Feels Like to Be a Transfer Student

Melanie Stone | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Melanie Stone

No one knows me here. There are some days when I feel invisible. I can walk around campus without recognizing anybody. To these people, I'm just another student, an anonymous face in the crowd.

The Problem With Being a Transfer Student

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Nearly 50 percent of the students enrolled in America attend community colleges. Isn't it time that somebody thought about how best to prepare these students to meet their goals and workforce needs? Perhaps we should begin first by asking the students what they need most.

Our Future Hinges Upon Educating Diverse Students

Paul C. Pribbenow | Posted 11.17.2013 | College
Paul C. Pribbenow

What excites me about the diversity of faces, faiths, and backgrounds I see is that this diversity truly is the image of the future of our state and nation -- our shared future.

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.

9 Tips for Turning Freshmen Blues Around

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 02.19.2013 | College
Rebecca Joseph

If students want to transfer, there are things they must do to maximize their chances of success in transferring and ideally finding happiness at their current college.

11 Famous College Transfer Students

Maureen Elinzano | Posted 01.29.2013 | College
Maureen Elinzano

It's a sad, but true fact that a lot of people don't get into their dream school -- the first time around.

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?"

The Transfer Student: The New Hot Commodity

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 10.28.2012 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

A few of the more thoughtful institutions are beginning to discover that transfer students can not only supplement and complete a class but also that they can be a fundamental building block in the design of a class.

How to Hack Your Way Into a Top College

Mallory Huffman | Posted 10.21.2012 | College
Mallory Huffman

It's August and college freshmen who got their applications turned in and accepted in time to meet last year's deadlines are about to descend on campuses across America. Wish you were with them?

Where Transfer Students Want To Go

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 07.17.2012 | College

Students looking to transfer out of their schools seem to be fleeing to Florida, California and Texas, according to U.S. News and World Report's list ...

Life as a Transfer Student

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 07.09.2012 | College
Hilary Sheinbaum

Is it a choice I would recommend? It's a tough, personal and likely uncomfortable decision to make -- especially for those who drive around town with the mascot of their former school plastered across their car's license plate (just saying). It's not for everyone.

Don't Let College Rejections Stand in Your Way

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.26.2012 | College
Rebecca Joseph

May 1 is the national college decision day. So that means seniors and their families need to spend the next five weeks making some very powerful college decisions.

Clearinghouse Five

The Cavalier Daily | Posted 05.08.2012 | College
The Cavalier Daily

A new study is right to focus on the importance of community colleges in the U.S. higher education system. But no study can point to or graph why a student might transfer, because only we can draw the best fit.