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The 5 metrics colleges and universities should measure to boost their value

The report from Strada Education measures just how well each state is preparing its young adults for higher education and the career opportunities ahead of them—and which need improvement.

This nonprofit commits to erasing college outcome disparities by 2040

The ECMC Foundation is expanding its grantmaking capabilities with a $64 million investment, so that those of different races and ethnicities, geographies, socioeconomic statuses and ages experience similar graduation rates.

Should this university become its own K12 school district? Regional leaders are split

While proponents of the bill believe the integration could help the university create academic tracks that better reflect local workforce needs, others are concerned about how it can cripple an already struggling district.

The academic schedule is a barrier to student progress and outcomes

Academic schedules are a foundational degree progress strategy, yet too many administrators consider it a way to meet faculty—not student needs.

English majors have similar salary earnings, life quality than other degree holders, report

While not too far behind, survey responses indicate English departments may also be less likely to embrace career preparation as it threatens the "intellectual labor" of the degree, according to a recent report by the Modern Language Association.

Policy roundup 2023: How state and federal legislators tackled higher ed

Some policy pushes have enjoyed bipartisan support, such as addressing hazing on college campuses. Others, however, have been more aligned across political lines, like dismantling DEI. 

These 3 friction points are killing connections between higher ed and employers

Colleges striving to create career-conscious students are faltering, and all stakeholders are responsible, according to a whitepaper by WGU Labs, an affiliate of Western Governors University working to improve student outcomes.

How the DOE’s gainful employment rule puts your federal aid dollars at risk

Estimates find the ruling will protect approximately 700,000 students, and about 1,700 programs will fail at least one of its metrics.

Degrees from these 10 schools add the most value to a graduate’s salary

A degree from a university on this last can add over $94,000 on top of the $61,600 median salary earned by a 25-34-year-old, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The U.S. News exodus never happened. How did the top ranking service outlast naysayers?

Despite the barrage of criticism the seminal college ranking service endured earlier this year, 99% of the top 100 nationally ranked universities reported data for this year's undergraduate rankings.

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