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College degrees: See which ones have the highest ROI

Most campus leaders know some college degrees are more lucrative than others. What they may not know is how the ROI changes at different levels of college completion.

These states and cities are the most competitive for students seeking an internship

While the study appears to be mostly beneficial for college students, the results also have huge implications for colleges and universities. Students who secured at least one internship during their time in college bucked the trend as they were 49% less likely to be underemployed. 

How community engagement is helping these colleges develop student career readiness

Colleges urging their students to break out of their comfort zones and engage with the community are developing core soft skills, a trait today's employers believe graduates don't posses. 

These 3 friction points are killing connections between higher ed and employers

Colleges striving to create career-conscious students are faltering, and all stakeholders are responsible, according to a whitepaper by WGU Labs, an affiliate of Western Governors University working to improve student outcomes.

With Gen Z students loving non-degree pathways, here’s how higher ed leaders can adapt

Nine out of 10 Gen Z high school graduates who are either pursuing or pursued a non-degree alternative, like credentials, report being satisfied with their decision, according to a survey from the American Student Assistance and Jobs for the Future.

Existential threat: Students worry AI will replace their skills and knowledge

A report by Momentive found that students believe AI renders their critical thinking skills obsolete, echoing similar alarms other professionals have sounded about the powerful technology.

State legislation and college partnerships aim to bridge the nation’s nursing shortage

Recent state legislation and partnerships have greatly improved institutions' abilities to pump out a skilled workforce by improving student resources and offering flexible. affordable bachelor's degree attainment opportunities.

Higher ed-employer partnerships can help revive interest in the college degree, say officials

For high schoolers who are still eager to enroll in college, both parents and students are more motivated to apply to a college or university whose programs best align with students' career interests, not the academic reputation of the school.

What recession? How Villanova turns student degrees into jobs

Villanova's Career Center listed 22,806 full-time job postings and a 14% uptick in internships compared to last year.

These are the 25 best cities for newly graduated STEM professionals

According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, colleges can anticipate a substantial rise in STEM enrollment as a 10.8% bump in growth in the field is predicted by 2031.

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