Student Life Cycle Management

Building College Readiness For Incoming Students

The City University of New York has generated national attention for the success of its new college preparatory program, CUNY Start. In a recent University Business Web Seminar, Suri Duitch, associate dean for continuing education at the City University of New York, and Mia Simon, director of CUNY Start, discussed what motivated the institution to create CUNY Start, the elements of the program and what contributed most to its success.

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Buyer Beware: Why Judge Dismissed Federal Lawsuit Against Cooley Law School

A federal judge today dropped a class action lawsuit against Thomas M. Cooley Law School by former students who alleged they were misled by the school’s post-graduate employment reports.

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It’s Certifiable: U.S. Needs Certificate Programs

When President Obama set the goal of increasing the percentage of the population that has some postsecondary education, the assumed focus was on two- and four-year degrees. A new report, “Certificates: Gateway to Gainful Employment and College Degrees,” from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce makes the argument that certificates should not be overlooked.

Getting Our New Graduates Employed

A call for better job preparation during the undergraduate years

Now that we have all waved our classes of 2012 on their way with pomp and circumstance—and hopefully with sunny graduation days—it’s only natural to turn our attention to the classes of ’13, ’14, and ’15. But to read the headlines of the past few months, there’s still plenty to worry about concerning the graduates who are just entering the workforce and for whom the forecast is considerably cloudy.

Education Fair Helps Mountain State University Students Figure Out Their Futures

Worried Mountain State University students, fearful of their educational futures since they learned their school was losing its accreditation, searched for options Monday at an education fair.

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Grading States

Report reveals low completion rates at two-year colleges

Here’s some seemingly daunting news for community colleges: South Dakota is the only state with a two-year college completion rate over 40 percent. That stat is from a new report released by the Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW), an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. North Dakota comes in second for two-year college completion rates, with 38 percent.

Number Of College Grads Drops In Washington, 14 Other States; Recession Blamed

The percentage of 25- to 34-year-olds in Washington with college degrees fell during the recession, according to a new government report.

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Study: Parents Pulling Back On College Spending

Families have implemented more cost-saving strategies to cut college spending in the past academic year, choosing less expensive schools and finding more economical ways for students to attend.

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ND University Admin Says Better Info Needed On College Freshmen

North Dakota's top university administrator says the state needs to provide better information about how well students are doing in their first year of college.

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State Lawmakers To Investigate TSU Grading

The state Senate will hold hearings into allegations that officials at Tennessee State University changed more than 100 students’ grades without instructors’ permission.

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