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The Students of the Future

Major changes in demographics, technology, and learning styles mean colleges and universities should focus on developing strategies now to meet the needs of the future “new college student,” contends this paper from the American Council on Education.


Missing the Mark

Increasing graduation requirements alone is unlikely to make students more college- and career-ready, says this report from ACT. Instead, states and districts need to more aggressively look for ways to improve student preparation for advanced coursework and ensure courses remain More »


Study Tracks Transfers

A third of first-time, beginning undergrads have transferred or enrolled in two or more schools at least once in six years, according to a new study from the National Center for Education Statistics. Nearly 40 percent of transfer students received More »


Governance for a New Era

A group of national higher education policy makers and professionals has issued a blueprint for higher education governance that it says is designed to help America’s colleges and universities shed “20th century thinking and successfully meet 21st century challenges.”


Consumer Information Report

Current consumer information requirements for higher education institutions can be streamlined, enhanced, or eliminated to better educate students, as well as remove unnecessary regulatory burdens on institutional officials, states this report from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. More »


Do Employers Prefer Workers Who Attend For-Profit Colleges?

A new report from the National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research suggests that employers show no preference for applicants who have attended for-profit colleges over individuals with community college credentials.


Maximizing Resources for Student Success

A set of working papers from HCM Strategists provides examples on ways colleges and universities can improve access and affordability for low-income students. The papers address such topics as competency-based education, tuition and financial aid, reducing time-to-degree, and strengthening transfer pathways for community-college students. More »

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