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UW students pitch plan for college cost they can afford

UW students pitch plan for college cost they can afford | Higher Ed and Enrollment | Scoop.it
University of Washington students are calling for more financial aid, lower tuition and a return to the day when students could work their way through college.
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What do prospective students love about your college? Hint: it probably isn’t what you think. | Versions of Conversion

What do prospective students love about your college? Hint: it probably isn’t what you think. | Versions of Conversion | Higher Ed and Enrollment | Scoop.it
Excitement makes students choose your college. But you probably don’t know what excites them (even if you think you do). We recommend taking steps to find this out.
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LeTourneau one of 14 colleges selected for degree initiative | University Business Magazine

Texas's LeTourneau University is among 14 colleges and universities in the nation to be selected for a new competency-based education degree program. The initiative will allow students to obtain degrees not only based on credit hours, but also based on skills and competencies they have learned.
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How Australia Beats the U.S. for Graduating Low-Income College Students

How Australia Beats the U.S. for Graduating Low-Income College Students | Higher Ed and Enrollment | Scoop.it
Forty percent of Australians ages 25 to 34 whose parents did not earn a degree have themselves graduated from college. In the U.S., the figure is just 14%. Here’s how the Lucky Country became a leader for social mobility among developed nations
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A Caring Professor May Be Key in How a Graduate Thrives

A Caring Professor May Be Key in How a Graduate Thrives | Higher Ed and Enrollment | Scoop.it
The Gallup-Purdue Index seeks to measure graduates’ well-being and the college experiences that shape them. Its first report suggests that human factors matter most.
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Is Your Recruitment Connecting Awareness and Commitment?

Is Your Recruitment Connecting Awareness and Commitment? | Higher Ed and Enrollment | Scoop.it
It’s been a couple of years since we first shared a report that 70% of respondents don’t actively monitor cost per enrollment or aren’t sure if it’s done. I
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Study questions SAT’s admissions value

Study questions SAT’s admissions value | Higher Ed and Enrollment | Scoop.it
There is no significant difference in the success rates of students who submit standardized test scores to colleges and those who don’t. That’s the summary of a NACAC report, “Defining Promise: Option
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Will campus administrative pay come under fire in 2014?

Will campus administrative pay come under fire in 2014? | Higher Ed and Enrollment | Scoop.it
The conditions may be ripe for increased scrutiny of pay packages for the heads of colleges and universities.
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Freshman migration patterns or where students enroll when they go out-of-state

Freshman migration patterns or where students enroll when they go out-of-state | Higher Ed and Enrollment | Scoop.it
When students decide to attend college out of state, where do they go? The general sense, backed up by surveys, is that they don't go too far afield. They lo
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How Online Schools Are Using Blogging to Attract Prospective Students

How Online Schools Are Using Blogging to Attract Prospective Students | Higher Ed and Enrollment | Scoop.it
See how online schools are using blogging to attract students.
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How some colleges are offering free textbooks | University Business Magazine

How some colleges are offering free textbooks | University Business Magazine | Higher Ed and Enrollment | Scoop.it
Open textbooks are catching on among educators and institutions looking to save students money. A 2014 study by The Student Public Interest Research Groups, which advocates for open textbooks, found that textbook costs are deterring students from purchasing assigned materials and impacting their course selection—and schools are starting to take notice.
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Differentiating your Institution: Critical to Competing in Today’s Postsecondary Marketplace

Differentiating your Institution: Critical to Competing in Today’s Postsecondary Marketplace | Higher Ed and Enrollment | Scoop.it
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The Evolution from Old-School to Digital Recruiter - Media Street Smarts

The Evolution from Old-School to Digital Recruiter - Media Street Smarts | Higher Ed and Enrollment | Scoop.it
Media Street Smarts is an industry leader in digital marketing, traditional marketing, mobile advertising, and social media.
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Blackboard and StudyPortals Join Forces - StudyPortals.eu

Blackboard and StudyPortals Join Forces - StudyPortals.eu | Higher Ed and Enrollment | Scoop.it
Partnership Supports Students from Interest to Graduation
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Universal College App adds five more members for 2014-2015 admissions cycle

Universal College App adds five more members for 2014-2015 admissions cycle | Higher Ed and Enrollment | Scoop.it
Following on the heels of February's announcement that the University of Chicago would be joining the Universal College Application (UCA), the main and only riv
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The CLA+ Exam: A game-changer for accountability in higher ed | University Business Magazine

There is no panacea for reforming higher education, but the CLA+ exam has potential to be a very useful step. The CLA+ is a 90-minute standardized exit exam developed by the Council for Aid to Education measuring critical thinking, analytic reasoning, problem solving, and written communication skills.
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Houston Community College increasing student retention | University Business Magazine

Houston Community College increasing student retention | University Business Magazine | Higher Ed and Enrollment | Scoop.it
TERMINALFOUR announces it is delivering a digital engagement and web content management platform to Houston Community College, which is transforming the college's online presence. HCC is aiming to reach its highest retention and recruitment rates, both internationally and domestically, and its online strategy is playing an integral role in achieving this.
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Breaking your bond: When students walk away from Early Decision agreements

Breaking your bond:  When students walk away from Early Decision agreements | Higher Ed and Enrollment | Scoop.it
Colleges just love binding Early Decision (ED) admission plans. This is because ED has proven an invaluable tool for predicting yield and making the lives of e
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LinkedIn for Higher Education

LinkedIn for Higher Education | Higher Ed and Enrollment | Scoop.it
A resource center for Higher Ed Professionals
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Great resource for students and university employees on the use of LinkedIn.

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Lawmakers pitch 'pay it forward’ model to ease Michigan tuition

Lawmakers pitch 'pay it forward’ model to ease Michigan tuition | Higher Ed and Enrollment | Scoop.it
Michigan legislators have introduced a plan that would allow in-state college-bound students to attend college for free and then, as graduates, pay a percentage of their income back. Known as a “pay i
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.Rethink strategy to address applications surge

.Rethink strategy to address applications surge | Higher Ed and Enrollment | Scoop.it
But after the men’s basketball team made it to the final game at the NCAA tournament last spring, the surge in interest in Butler that followed required Weede to rethink the strategy for admitting students for fall 2011’s incoming class.
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Giant database to collect data on Hoosier students | University Business Magazine

Giant database to collect data on Hoosier students | University Business Magazine | Higher Ed and Enrollment | Scoop.it
Imagine a giant database filled with every Hoosier student's elementary and high school achievement test scores, SAT scores, college degrees and eventually job and salary history. State officials are preparing to build it.
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Collegefeed enhances campus career centers with new platform

Collegefeed enhances campus career centers with new platform | Higher Ed and Enrollment | Scoop.it
The social network's new free platform wants to give campus career centers an upgrade.
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