The transfer pathway, long underrated and overlooked amid the frenzy of freshman admissions, is gaining support from leaders of prominent colleges and universities who view it as a powerful tool to diversify campuses across many dimensions, including age, income, race, social class and military service.
Many historically Black colleges have low graduation rates, which higher-ed experts attribute to the fact that they are underresourced and tend to serve low-income, first-generation students without financial safety nets.
Seven colleges and universities with predominantly Black enrollments are betting that “course sharing” will help more of their students graduate on time. Under a new arrangement, students at any one of the institutions will be able to take online classes offered by the others.
Employment has rebounded since pandemic lows, but will we slip back?
In this interview, Jobs for the Future CEO Maria Flynn explains why investing in the career development of frontline workers and helping them explore options beyond a four-year college path will be key.
With so much talk these days of when or whether President Joe Biden will broadly cancel student debt—and with payments and interest on that debt paused for more than two years—it's easy to forget that the federal student loan system remains unchanged.
And one part of that system is about to deliver a shock to many borrowers: Interest rates are going up, likely by quite a bit.