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How degree-granting colleges can reap rewards from alternative pathway students

Several degree-granting colleges and universities have found ways to open students' accessibility to pathway programs—while keeping the door open for continued education.

Undergraduate enrollment climbs for first time since the pandemic, despite freshmen drop-off

While this is the first time overall undergraduate enrollment is up post-pandemic, public and private nonprofit four-year institutions seeking freshmen students must take this data with a grain of salt, according to preliminary data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

Graduate enrollment has declined, snapping two consecutive years of growth, per CGS report

Mathematics and computer science was only the only broad field of study to experience an increase in enrollment at 5.4%, according to the Council of Graduate Schools.

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.

Stay in school! Rate of first-year students persisting rivals pre-pandemic

National Student Clearinghouse found first-year students have a 67.2% retention rate, besting pre-pandemic averages. NSCRC defines retention as students who remain at a given institution for their second year instead of transferring, which counts toward persistence.

4 reasons university and private training partnerships are accelerating

Partnerships add revenue and enrollment numbers to a college's bottom line and expand the career track offerings students need. It's a win-win for both sectors facing changing markets.

Digital workforce: Bachelor’s in computing beats out engineering and finance for best-paying jobs

Seven out of 10 of the highest average earners may be in engineering unrelated to computer technology, but the one and two spots are reserved for computer engineering and computer science.

Undergrad credential earners fall 1.6 percent for the first time in a decade

First-time undergraduate earners made up 86% of the 58,800 drop in total credential earners, which "marks the largest decline in first-time graduates since 2012-13," according to the report.

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