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Credit for prior learning is showing value. Should your college care?

Credit for prior learning is gaining traction, spelling potential leaps in equitable postsecondary access. However, several factors could hinder its progress without immediate attention, declares a new report from AACRAO.

A look at a unique law that makes transfer credits count

Colorado is guaranteeing a "seamless transfer of course credit" and becomes the first state to require four-year universities to report which two-year credits they accept and reject. Lawmakers believe it will curb college costs and increase graduation rates.

Colleges have a responsibility to support students with intellectual disabilities

As a biologist and president of Millersville University, I often view our approach to inclusive education to the biodiversity of an ecosystem: A campus flourishes when it is composed of students from different backgrounds, cultures and abilities.

Why some institutions can afford to market opaque sticker prices

Some institutions that leverage an intimidating sticker price are incentivized to keep up this practice—and equally dissuaded from stopping. 

This Colorado bill may pave the way for stronger upward transfer success stories

Community college students are often in the dark about which of their courses will count at the four-year level. Colorado wants to make it as transparent as possible—and hold institutions accountable.

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. 

Here are 9 ways higher education can ensure rural America’s long-term vitality

In an area with fewer educational and professional opportunities, women and minorities are feeling the squeeze the worst. Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce explains just how higher education reverses the trend and leverages the region's track record of resilience.

Community college students are returning to four-year institutions, up nearly 8% since last year

Even more promising is the fact that this uptick in enrollment is mainly driven by students coming from economically disadvantaged groups. 

Three-year degree programs may be easier to implement than you think

The University of Minnesota Morris is excited to share with potential students that they could potentially save $20,000 on tuition costs for a bachelor's degree. The fix? It's scraping an entire year off students' academic calendar.

These access and affordability programs geared toward high schoolers reap great results

Whether by providing financial aid or direct admission, high school students are getting excited about these initiatives easing their entry into college.

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