Study: Private Colleges Up Tuition Discounts

Study: Private Colleges Up Tuition Discounts

Jul 29, 2016 | No Comments

Most freshmen at private, nonprofit schools are receiving some form of grant-based aid, a study finds.

4 ways colleges are outsmarting data challenges

Jul 18, 2016 | No Comments

Colleges and universities turn to self-service analytics for better results, solving data challenges

Making sense of ‘big data’ in higher ed admissions

Jun 20, 2016 | No Comments

With stagnant or declining recruitment budgets and increased competition for students, leveraging the data most colleges capture is a cost-effective approach that can yield significant results.

Uncertainty, Unpredictability, Chaos

May 24, 2016 | No Comments

A look into the future suggests next year will be uncertain and even chaotic for students, families and most colleges during the admissions process. The emergence of the new application and portfolio system of the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, along with the National Association of College Admissions Counselors’ reassessment of the Statement of […]

The Complex Data on Girls in STEM

The Complex Data on Girls in STEM

May 23, 2016 | No Comments

While the headlines about females excelling in science and engineering might grab the public’s eye, the underlying story is more complicated.

How to Build a Higher Ed Data System Fit for the 21st Century

May 21, 2016 | No Comments

During an event on Wednesday, the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) hosted a series of panel discussions on developing a more comprehensive data infrastructure for the 21st century, and released a series of 11 policy papers outlining ways to improve current systems, and where there’s room to create something that doesn’t yet exist.

How and Why You Diversify Colleges

How and Why You Diversify Colleges

May 17, 2016 | No Comments

It’s a win for America and its imperiled promise of social mobility.

Top Choice

Top Choice

May 10, 2016 | No Comments

How one university goes to great lengths to evaluate — and win over — star applicants

The Business of College

Apr 18, 2016 | No Comments

Successful institutions have an identity; part of identity is a sense of place.  At this time, students can seek higher education from any number of schools.  The marketplace is full of certification programs, quick paths to higher degrees, and various other sources of advancement.  Schools that want to stand out need to have more to […]

Jumping to Conclusions

Apr 18, 2016 | No Comments

Academic studies that have been critical of state performance-based funding policies lack the data to back up their conclusions, writes Martha Snyder, and fail to account for the design and implementation of these policies.

Reducing the Fear of Life After College

Apr 13, 2016 | No Comments

Jeff Selingo’s There Is Life After College places too much emphasis on vocational education and not enough on the virtues of the liberal arts.

A SWOT Analysis of the MIT Online Learning Report

Apr 11, 2016 | No Comments

I’ve had a few days to think about the MIT Online Education report.  While I’m (respectfully) critical of some of the content, I do feel that this is a potentially important document in our emerging learning science / organizational change discipline.

How To Satisfy Demand For The Biggest Job Of The 21st Century

Apr 5, 2016 | No Comments

Data scientist is one of the most in demand jobs of the future. These three companies are trying to fill the skills gap.

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.

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.

Should institutions have better “employer leadership?”

Should institutions have better “employer leadership?”

Mar 15, 2016 | No Comments

New brief outlines how employers can work to strengthen the talent pipeline from colleges & universities under current accreditation regulations.

Undergraduate Degree Earners Report

Mar 15, 2016 | No Comments

As a percentage of all undergraduate degree earners, students who were earning additional undergraduate degrees on top of prior awards grew from 19.5 percent in 2011-12 to 21.8 percent in 2014-15

Collective Impact: Theory Versus Reality

Feb 29, 2016 | No Comments

Collective impact is an increasingly popular approach to addressing persistent social problems. It takes a place-based systems approach to social change and compared with other forms of collaboration is meant to be more structured and strategic. Such an approach is intuitively appealing, and it has the support of stakeholders at the local level, the state […]

Students Still Need More and Better College Data

Students Still Need More and Better College Data

Feb 25, 2016 | No Comments

Why do we know more about the cars we buy than the schools we choose?

A college degree is worth less if you are raised poor

Feb 23, 2016 | No Comments

People with more education have higher earnings. Boosting college education is therefore seen by many… as a way to lift people out of poverty, combat growing income inequality, and increase upward social mobility. But how much upward lift does a bachelor’s degree really give to earnings? The answer turns out to vary by family background.

Higher Ed Insights Results of the Fall 2015 Survey

Feb 23, 2016 | No Comments

This report presents findings from the first panel survey, administered between November 16th and December 27th, 2015. The survey focused on innovative initiatives and strategies aimed at improving three student-centered outcomes: degree completion rates, the quality of student learning, and affordability (i.e., students’ ability to cover the costs of earning a degree).1 It also solicited […]

Building ‘very low walls’ leads to higher ed innovation

Feb 17, 2016 | No Comments

Elon University’s president explains how to foster a culture of “of positive restlessness.”

Athletes’ Postcollege Outcomes

Feb 17, 2016 | No Comments

 New Gallup-Purdue study finds comparatively high levels of well-being and engagement among college athletes.

Gallup to give US News rankings more competition

Feb 8, 2016 | No Comments

“Gallup announced Thursday it has developed a certification process for colleges based on their efforts to improve the “well-being” of students and faculty, a quality metric that could further weaken the power of U.S. News’ long-controversial rankings.”

Why School Location Matters

Feb 8, 2016 | No Comments

“Many students who wish they could attend college don’t have workable options close to home.”

Colleges’ Climate for Low-Income Students Shapes Academic Confidence

Dec 22, 2015 | No Comments

Some colleges put significant resources into recruiting and financially supporting low-income students. But how colleges describe those programs also matters, according to a new paper.

Why So Many Graduates of Elite Colleges Flock to the Same Jobs

Dec 1, 2015 | No Comments

New graduates of elite colleges are concentrated in just a few career paths, in consulting, finance, and tech.

How Should Students Gauge Payoff in College Choice

How Should Students Gauge Payoff in College Choice

Nov 26, 2015 | No Comments

Becky Supiano of  The Chronicle investigates the conversation about college choice.

Rewards for Those Who Complete at Historically Black Colleges

Oct 30, 2015 | No Comments

Despite low graduation rates, schools rate well among African-Americans, says Douglas Belkin of The Wall Street Journal.