Top stories in higher ed for Friday
Lumina Foundation is committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
September 15, 2017
Photo: Harry Tennant 
College Textbooks Are Going the Way of Netflix
Allison Schrager and Amy X. Wang, Quartz
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In the not-too-distant future, how college students study—and how they pay to do it—may look nothing like what it used to. Artificially intelligent software is transforming the traditional college textbook, giving students a wholly different kind of learning experience. 

Washington Monthly Reveals 2017 College Rankings
Robert Traynham, SiriusXM News & Issues
Washington Monthly Editor in Chief Paul Glastris breaks down the magazine's 2017 college rankings and the politics of higher education in this interview on SiriusXM. 
How Can Colleges Better Serve Adult Students?
Washington Monthly and New America
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Some 40 percent of today's college students are 25 or older. Watch this video featuring some of the most innovative leaders in adult education to learn which colleges have adapted to the change.

Transfer Students Still Lose Lots of Credits
Community College Daily
Community college students lose a substantial amount of credits when transferring to a four- or two-year institution, which is due in part to poor coordination among the participating colleges and an inability to effectively communicate the transfer process and policies to students, according to a new U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.
We Need Radical Change to Hit 60 Percent by 2025
Jamie Merisotis, Lumina Foundation
The Bermuda Triangle of Credit Transfer
Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed
Student Voices: DACA Students Worry About ‘Really Tough Times’ Ahead
Sarah Gonser, The Hechinger Report/PBS NewsHour
Haddon Helps Rutgers-Camden Bring Out the Best Across the Board
Tiffany Pennamon, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
All Eyes On Congress in Battle Over 'Dreamers'
Andrew Ujifusa, Education Week
A Look in the Mirror
Rick Seltzer, Inside Higher Ed
Editorial: Job Ratings for Students Show Promise
Andy Cripe, Albany Democrat-Herald
Liberal Arts Colleges Cater to Employers' Needs
Margaret Loftus, U.S. News & World Report