Shut Up About Harvard

Mar 31, 2016 | No Comments

A focus on elite schools ignores the issues most college students face.

Best Value Colleges 2016: The 300 Schools Worth The Investment

Mar 31, 2016 | No Comments

In the coming weeks, high school seniors, transfer students and their families will make one of the most important personal and financial decisions of their lives: What college to attend? For this reason, FORBES has compiled this newly reimagined Best Value Colleges ranking based on tuition costs, school quality, graduation success rates and post-grad earnings.

Bracket Busted? Here’s the Sweet 16 of College Affordability

Mar 31, 2016 | No Comments

So congratulations to those schools in the Sweet 16. But for the potential influx of applicants, it’s important to look at the price of their newly-minted dream school.

The real heroes stepping up to get college knowledge to students who want and need it

Mar 31, 2016 | No Comments

Franklin & Marshall’s president praises nonprofit higher ed access programs.

Where College Admissions Went Wrong

Mar 31, 2016 | No Comments

“Far too many students are learning to do whatever it takes to get ahead—even if that means sacrificing individuality, health, happiness, ethical principles, and behavior.”

Evolving Higher Education Business Models

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Leading with Data to Deliver Results

What Higher Education Can Learn From The Fall Of The Newspapers

Mar 31, 2016 | No Comments

Passive consumption of classes and content doesn’t square with the experience of screenagers who came of age in the Internet era.

How Data Can Help Shape Higher Education Policy

Mar 31, 2016 | No Comments

A new report titled, “Evolving Higher Education Business Models: Leading with Data to Deliver Results,” is particularly welcome.

Keynote Speaker Announced

Keynote Speaker Announced

Mar 29, 2016 | No Comments

Institutional Change Is Theme for 2nd Annual Conference

The Truth-Teller: Once a Small-College Champion, Now a Tough Critic

The Truth-Teller: Once a Small-College Champion, Now a Tough Critic

Mar 29, 2016 | No Comments

In a dusty corridor in Virginia Intermont College’s Main Hall, Alice L. Brown has stopped in front of the Poetry Club’s bulletin board, where poems by seven students appear beside their photos and profiles. “All these little schools give students so many opportunities,” Ms. Brown says after a few moments. “There are a lot of […]

Do College Students Pick Majors Based on Potential Earnings?

Do College Students Pick Majors Based on Potential Earnings?

Mar 29, 2016 | No Comments

Seeing what workers actually make may nudge students toward higher-earning majors, researchers find.

8 Ways to Read ‘Leading Change’ as a Higher Ed Book

Mar 29, 2016 | No Comments

The first conversation is about non-incremental postsecondary organizational change and institutional transformation. The second conversation is about learning, learning design, and the potential of technology to transform education. These two conversations, and the people having them, seldom merge. Why is that?

The Dispute Over Whether Attending a Good College Helps or Hurts Average Students

The Dispute Over Whether Attending a Good College Helps or Hurts Average Students

Mar 28, 2016 | No Comments

“Mismatch is a not a racial effect. Mismatch is something that affects all groups.”

The Push Toward Outcomes-Based Institutional Strategies

Mar 28, 2016 | No Comments

With declining available resources and growing external skepticism, colleges and universities need to find ways to meet growing accountability expectations while keeping costs down for learners.

TRUE MERIT

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Ensuring Our Brightest Students Have Access to Our Best Colleges and Universities

FULFILLING THE PROMISE, SERVING THE NEED

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Advancing College Opportunity for Low-Income Students 

The colleges that do the best – and the worst – at graduating low-income students

Mar 24, 2016 | No Comments

Schools are being scored for the first time based on the number of recipients of Pell Grants they enroll—grants that go to children of families earning around $40,000 or less, and used as a measure of low income—and the proportion who actually get degrees.

Understanding financial responsibility scores for private colleges

Mar 24, 2016 | No Comments

Small private nonprofit colleges are increasing tuition discount rates in an effort to attract a shrinking pool of traditional-age students in many parts of the country, while credit rating agency Moody’s expects the number of private nonprofit college closings to triple to about 15 per year by next year.

Why More Students Are Leaving the U.S. for College

Mar 24, 2016 | No Comments

Forty universities in Europe offer English-language bachelor’s degrees to American students for an irresistible price: free.

Can Parents Measure The ROI Of College Tuition?

Can Parents Measure The ROI Of College Tuition?

Mar 24, 2016 | No Comments

Sarah Lawrence, at $61,236 per year, tops the list of the fifty most expensive colleges in the United States. Middlebury, at the low end of the fifty, costs $59,950. That’s just tuition, room and board, without counting all the other expenses. like travel, textbooks, computers, fees and dorm room accoutrements, which these days go far beyond a few […]

How LinkedIn Views Its Role in Education

Mar 22, 2016 | No Comments

Many higher-education leaders are watching LinkedIn closely these days.

Successful Messaging Strategy Demands Discipline

Mar 22, 2016 | No Comments

In the daily mad dash to pump information about your college or university into public view, it’s too easy for content authors to fall into the familiar who-what-where-when-why routine just to tick off the assignment and move onto the next, and the next, and the next.

‘Lesson Plan’

Mar 22, 2016 | No Comments

Two former college presidents, both longtime scholars of higher education, discuss their new book on the problems — real and imagined — facing academe.

To woo students, more colleges now hand-deliver acceptances

Mar 22, 2016 | No Comments

Experts say the idea is spreading as schools face tougher competition for students. By adding a personal touch, colleges hope to boost the share of students who pick them, known as the yield.

Overcoming the Obstacles: Student-Centricity Critical to Traditionally Underserved Student Success

Overcoming the Obstacles: Student-Centricity Critical to Traditionally Underserved Student Success

Mar 22, 2016 | No Comments

Insufficient Pell Grant funding, time-consuming and expensive remedial programming and the institution-centric mindset of college and university leaders create a number of obstacles to postsecondary success for traditionally underserved students.

Sophisticated test scams from China invade U.S. college admissions

Mar 22, 2016 | No Comments

Students hire impostor “gunmen” to take the SAT, the GRE and other tests

International data sets show U.S. Millennials hit global bottoms for skills in literacy, numeracy and technology problem-solving.

International data sets show U.S. Millennials hit global bottoms for skills in literacy, numeracy and technology problem-solving.

Mar 22, 2016 | No Comments

It’s a conversation a decade ago that was so widely circulated and discussed that even dedicated education stakeholders grew weary of it: U.S. students are performing below average in math and reading compared to their international peers—what do we do?

The Myth of the College-Ready Student

Mar 21, 2016 | No Comments

Higher education institutions must abandon a paradigm that allows them to deflect accountability and embrace the burden of being student ready, argues Byron P. White

Tangled process of applying for financial aid deepens college affordability crisis

Mar 21, 2016 | No Comments

At least two million students eligible for money fail to complete the forms they need to get it