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The demand for four-year college degrees is softening, creating an inflection point that is sapping pricing power at a growing number of U.S. colleges and universities, according to a new survey by Moody's Investors Service.
"Nearly half of the schools surveyed by Moody's reported enrollment declines this fall, though overall median enrollment remained relatively flat from the previous year. A stagnant high-school graduate population, particularly in the Northeast and Midwest, is contributing to the declines at some schools."
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Peter D. Salins is a senior fellow of the Manhattan Institute's Center for State and Local Leadership and University Professor of Political Science at Stony Brook University. This essay is adapted from his new book, The Smart Society: Strengthening America's Greatest Resource, Its People.
College presidents generally agree that their institutions should be reporting much more information about the career and other outcomes of their graduates -- they just don't necessarily want the federal government doing it, Inside Higher Ed's new survey of college presidents reveals.
The paper, Mapping the Postsecondary Data Domain: Problems and Possibilities, along with its accompanying technical report, outlines how existing national data sets can be amended, added to, or linked together. Reviewing recent developments in the field—from voluntary data initiatives to state report cards and dashboards to the federal College Scorecard—the paper identifies a core set of measures across these efforts aimed at answering key questions. Click here to read Mapping the Postsecondary Data Domain's Technical Report.
Employers are increasingly looking to online programs to help bridge the gap between the skills their entry-level employees have and those needed to succeed in their company. Is there really a job skills gap in America?
The Competency-Based Education Network, an effort financed by the Lumina Foundation that is seeking to provide leadership on the development of competency-based degree programs, on Wednesday announced an initial group of participating institutions that includes 18 colleges and two higher-education systems.
In order to truly appreciate the scope of a college education, we need to stop looking at college as a means to an end and start looking at it as an end in and of itself. I was not in college to be handed the skills I needed to practically succeed in a given career, but instead to be given the broader skills necessary to figure those things out for myself.
Millennials are the nation’s most educated generation in history in terms of finishing college. But despite the stereotype that today’s recent college graduates are largely underemployed, the data show that this generation of college grads earns more than ones that came before it.
A no-nonsense politician completes his first year as president and has ambitious plans in store for the university.
Mozilla Open Badges officially announces the release of BadgeKit, a new set of open, foundational tools to support the entire badging process for organizations developing badges.
Advances in education have always stemmed from innovation. From chalkboards, to pencils, to computers and online based activities, education has come a long way. The handy infographic below outlines a few of the technological innovations that have come to education over the years, and it highlights some current trends in education as well. And hidden down waaayyyy at the bottom are some suggestions for five ways on how to be more innovative. It can be an important reminder that innovation isn’t just for young people.
There's a divide between the academe and students, and it can't be more obvious in their social media activities. While the students have been utilizing
It’s a well-publicized reality that job growth is not consistent with the increase in the number of college graduates, and the unemployment crisis is a major concern for many countries. And yet, employers and business leaders are beginning to insist that their demand for talent is not being met by the [...]
From astronomer to biophysicist, here are some things to consider before heading off to grad school.
This article was quite relevant to me, and thought I had to read it once I saw it. One of the biggest questions I face every day in my life is whether, after finishing my undergrad, I should go on to grad school. this article lays out all the statistical information that goes along with it, and the unfortunate part is that few people are accepted into graduate school through a medical or scientific program. It's extremely competitive in the medical world, that causes me to still be questionable about my career path.
As more people take classes online, is there a way to connect students with jobs? Apollo Education is expected to launch a new service, dubbed "Balloon," that will aggregate lists of online courses and explicitly link them to job opportunities.
Instead of a standard across-the-board tests, West Michigan colleges said they strive to demonstrate student learning through assessments targeted at particular disciplines. Capstone courses, in which students demonstrate prior knowledge by writing a research paper or creating a project, also are used.
In 2009, Reshef founded the University of the People, which in February 2014 received accreditation from the Distance and Education Training Council, a U.S. Department of Education authorized accrediting agency. This made it the world’s first non-proﬁt, tuition-Free, accredited, online university.
Adult students often expect too much of themselves when they enroll in higher education, and must be mindful of the value of learning as well as the grades they achieve.
This video synopsis of the What Will They Learn? study of core curricula at more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the country reveals information every student, parent, or alumnus should know.The quality of education is going down, but tuition costs are going way up!