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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.

Your student body has fewer Pell Grant students than 10 years ago

Seven of the 10 institutions to sport the most distressing drops in Pell Grant-eligible students had a per-student endowment below $100,000, according to a new report from The New York Times.

Why are learning management systems quickly becoming student favorites?

VitalSource's Annual Course Materials Report found that about a fifth of all students now purchase course materials directly through their LMS rather than through standard retail options.

Net good vs. bad investment: Americans are torn when it comes to higher education

New America's "Varying Degrees 2023" survey found that 70% of Americans believe higher education will improve one's financial stability, but only 59% disagree that the state of higher ed is fine as it is.

More than 40% of today’s online students are previous college stop-outs: report

A new report by Wiley found that half of today’s online students had previously stopped out of a college-level degree or program and one-third are first-generation students.

Money Magazine rewards 34 colleges with 5-star ranking, prioritizing ROI and graduation rates

Money Magazine revamped its ranking due to the changing needs of average Americans looking for the best investment based on what they personally value amid higher education's inflated price tag. 

Why a number of schools are opting to freeze tuition next year

Purdue, for example, has agreed to its twelfth consecutive year of freezing tuition, set below $10,000. The university estimates that this decision has saved students more than $1 billion on educational and living expenses since 2013. However, most public institutions cannot afford to set a tuition freeze without state funding.

Here is every state’s most LGBTQ-friendly college

Best Colleges compiled data available from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and Campus Pride's Index Score to map out the most LGBTQ-friendly institutions in the country.

The 5 trends that will predict the course of higher education

More than ever, institutions need to reimagine how they address affordability and outcomes and remodeling the workforce and business model.

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