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Interest in career pathways beyond the status quo is growing. Should higher ed be worried?

Gen Z students are getting a big boost in support from their parents and educators in pursuing alternative pathways. What about college?

Trends 2024: Which universities will place greater emphasis on critical thinking?

Colleges racing to evolve their academic programs may be overlooking critical thinking, an essential skill students need to survive an ever-shifting marketplace driven by employer expectations and evolving tech trends.

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. 

Why these 2 states are changing their higher ed funding model

As state institutions recuperate from poor enrollment numbers, legislators are ready to increase higher ed funding—under one condition.

5 reasons fewer students may be going to college this year

More than 10% of 2023's high school graduating class contemplated whether to go to college this year, according to a new report. To no surprise, COVID is largely to blame.

The Class of 2023 feels ready to work, but do managers want to hire them?

Managers cite GenZers' lack of motivation and thin skin as their top employee complaints and as their top motivations fire them. In fact, 65% say they more commonly need to fire GenZers than employees of other generations.

Survey: Students and parents stress cost and career prep when picking a college

More respondents chose a "college with the best program for my (my child’s) career interests" (38%) than they did a "college with the best academic reputation" (11%) as the two top factors in the selection process, according to The Princeton Review's 2023 College Hopes & Worries Survey Report.

AAMU’s STEM boon carves career paths for HBCU students

Deloitte, Apple, IBM and Google are some of the big-name companies to partner with the school's STEM field, offering career and skill development training, research opportunities and program funding. As a result, students are leading cutting-edge research and getting hired.

Why higher ed needs to get on board with micro-credentials

A new study focusing on employers' perspectives on micro-credentials reveals that while a vast majority believe they boost a prospective hire's value, not enough colleges and universities are capitalizing on them.

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