Student Retention

College Kids Teach Florida International Univ. Administrators The Value Of Hard Work

Hundreds of students at Florida International University were furious at reductions in FIU’s work-study program, and on Thursday school administrators backed down from those planned cuts.

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Stevens Institute of Technology Adopts eThority to Enhance Financial Reporting and Analysis

 eThority, a market leader in business intelligence solutions for higher education,  and  rSmart, a leading provider of distribution and support subscriptions for open source clients, team up to launch a strategic financial analytics initiative at the Stevens Institute of Technology.  Together, the firms will leverage eThority technology, a collective knowledge of Kuali project architecture, and decades of experience in higher education administration to rapidly deploy financial information gleaned from GL, PURAP, Workflow, Kuali Coeus and other disparate systems.  By utilizing eThority, St

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Grand Rapids Community College Receives $2 Million Federal Grant To Target Unprepared Students

Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) has received a grant award of nearly $2 million from the U. S. Department of Education to increase the number of students who stay in college and graduate with a degree.

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College Graduation Rates Are Stagnant Even as Enrollment Rises, a Study Finds

A report to be released on Tuesday by a group seeking to raise college graduation rates shows that despite decades of steadily climbing enrollment rates, the percentage of students making it to the finish line is barely budging.

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Report: Actions for Completion

The oft-noted statistics are grim: only about half of college students complete any degree or certificate within six years, according to the Information Center for Higher Education Policy Making and Analysis. In the fall of 2010, public policy firm HCM Strategists and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched a series of conversations for institutional leaders dedicated to increasing success for students traditionally underrepresented in higher education. HCM staff also conducted interviews with 30 campus leaders.

College Physics Programs Face Ax In Texas

Texas says it will go ahead with plans to phase out some university undergraduate physics programs unless they improve their graduation rates.

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SUNY Report Shows Gains In Performance

The State University of New York's second report card -- released Monday -- showed that student graduation and retention rates improved slightly and money spent on research grew between the 2008-09 and 2009-10 school years.

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Educating Online Universities on Driving Down Enrollment Costs

The success of online education giant University of Phoenix has inspired a host of web-based higher learning and career training institutions. And while this increase is indicative of a growing demand for remote learning options, it also makes delivering the right student to the right school more challenging. Generating leads for the sake of generating leads is an inefficient customer acquisition strategy.

New Enrollment Dips a Bit at U.S. Graduate Schools

Enrollment of new students at graduate schools in the United States dropped slightly from 2009 to 2010, despite an 8.4 percent increase in applications. It was the first decline in first-time graduate enrollment since 2003, according to the Council of Graduate Schools, and came after a 5.5 percent increase the previous year.

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Back in the Game

Information Technology, Athletics Department at Paradise Valley Community College

Student-athletes face the daunting task of keeping up with their studies while also devoting considerable time to practicing, competing, and traveling. That pressure extends upward to coaches, administrators, and faculty members, who are required to assess student progress and make adjustments amidst wildly varying schedules.