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In downtime alone, ransomware attacks have cost the education sector more than $50 billion since 2018

Throughout the first half of 2023, K12 and higher education institutions experienced 85 ransomware attacks, nearly doubling last year's recording, according to a new analysis from Comparitech. Unfortunately for the education sector as a whole, it's a troubling trend that shows no signs of slowing down, and it's costing schools a fortune in downtime.

Colleges used these 3 strategies to spark big enrollment rebounds this fall

Whether rebounding from a sluggish 2022 or rivaling pre-pandemic enrollment numbers, colleges and universities embraced a variety of initiatives to win new students and maintain a healthy cohort.

Support for first-year students may be key this fall. Here are 4 ways to ensure you’re ready

Some first-year students may still be struggling to cover ground academically and psychologically, thanks to the pandemic.

Automation is top of mind as a means to combat shrinking dining service revenue

“Just as many of our programs have adapted to both an on-campus and remote element, we are seeing many opportunities to use mobile technology to collaborate with our surrounding communities to provide dining services to our students in the years ahead," said Mike Henderson of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

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.

President’s corner: David Decker embraces tech trends to keep enrollment rolling at Franklin U

"You have to be open to fertility," Decker says. "You can’t just sit there and say, 'Nothing’s good except what we’ve been doing for the last 40 years.'"

Metrics and misconceptions: Why measuring outputs in higher education isn’t enough

It’s time for institutions and researchers to prioritize a more holistic system of assessing and improving student outcomes, rather than relying solely on surface-level metrics like outputs.

President moves: New hires, plus retiring leaders being lauded for their pandemic strategy

Clarence D. Ambrister and Tom Bogart managed their pandemic-era funding to set their institutions up for long-term success and have decided to retire on the upswing of a highly approved career.

Report: International graduate student enrollment booms by 100% since the pandemic

From fall 2020 to fall 2022, India's enrollment has increased by 452%, and their number of students now surpasses China by almost 10,000.

Nearly 2,000 colleges aren’t requiring SAT or ACT scores for fall 2023

At least 78% of higher education institutions have already extended these policies through fall 2024 in anticipation of the pending U.S. Supreme Court decision on affirmative action.

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