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Value of college degrees in question as US enrolment falls again

From Times Higher Education: “US undergraduate enrolment declined nearly 5 per cent in the spring semester … The annual compilation by the National Student Clearinghouse… Read More

As college enrollment tanks, there’s a growing push to celebrate students going into skilled trades

From CNBC: “Michael Martinez wanted to be an airline pilot. But as he got older, Martinez, now 18, decided to follow in his father’s footsteps… Read More

Campus mask mandates return

From Inside Higher Ed: “The University of California, Los Angeles, restored its indoor mask mandate last week, joining the University of Hawai‘i system, Pennsylvania State… Read More

A fast-track associate degree

From Inside Higher Ed: “A new grant program created and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation aims to help high school students complete… Read More

The majors they wish they hadn’t chosen

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “The report, ‘Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2021,’ details the findings of a survey that was conducted in… Read More

Work in public education? You might be an investor in Chegg

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Think you can sell Juan B. Gutiérrez on Chegg? Probably not. The University of Texas at San Antonio math… Read More

Online learning can help minimize racism and ableism in and out of the classroom

From EdTech Focus On Higher Education: “… 68 percent of Black students and 60 percent of Hispanic students feel positive about online learning, and the… Read More

Study: Parent PLUS loans increase racial debt burdens

From Inside Higher Ed: “President Biden might cancel $10,000 of student debt, but civil rights advocates are worried that this figure is not enough to… Read More

Parents matter more

From Inside Higher Ed: “Parents matter more than in the past in the college admissions process, according to a survey by EAB, being released today,… Read More

International applicants forecast to rise by 46% by 2026

From University World News: “A new report by UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, and the College Board forecasts that the volume of international… Read More

Britain to give visas to graduates of top universities worldwide

From Inside Higher Ed: “Britain will give graduates of the world’s leading universities visas good for two years of work (three if they hold a… Read More

Obamas and Airbnb CEO launch $100 million college scholarship

From Bloomberg: “Barack and Michelle Obama have teamed up with Airbnb Inc. founder Brian Chesky to launch a scholarship to support college graduates looking to… Read More

Why Target is investing in HBCU students

From Forbes: “In 2021, Target partnered with the United Negro College Fund to support 1000 students in their first year at the nation’s Historically Black… Read More

Unlike boomers, millennials didn’t find good jobs until their 30s. Here’s what it means for colleges and employers.

From Higher Ed Dive: “Young adults are facing lengthier and more complicated pathways to quality jobs as postsecondary education has grown more valuable in the… Read More

Cyber boot camps fall short for some students

From The Wall Street Journal: “Globally, about 2.7 million cybersecurity professionals are needed—but not available—to defend organizations, according to the International Information System Security Certification… Read More

Colleges should spend covid-relief funds on mental-health support, education department says

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Colleges were initially instructed to use the funding for student financial aid and basic-needs support, among other things. …… Read More

The exit interview

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Most of the presidents interviewed here, though not all, have led institutions well-positioned to weather the economic storms and… Read More

Tuition discounts hit another record high

From Inside Higher Ed: “The average tuition discount at private nonprofit colleges hit another record high last year, according to a new National Association of… Read More

An off-brand hire

From Inside Higher Ed: “A newly hired administrator at Morehouse College has sparked divisions and debate among alumni about who can represent the institution. Some… Read More

Decline in male, Black and Latino students planning on college

From Inside Higher Ed: “The percentage of male, Latino and Black high school seniors who want to go to college has declined in the last… Read More

Chinese student flows tipped to peak within five years

From Times Higher Education: “The number of Chinese students pursuing degrees abroad will likely ‘peak within five years, and then enter a track of stagnation… Read More

Zelensky addresses U.S. universities on rebuilding higher ed, bringing back students

From United Press International: “Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky appealed to American university administrators, students and professors Monday to help his country’s higher education sector rebuild… Read More

Inflation swells tuition prices

From Inside Higher Ed: “College tuition largely held steady during the pandemic. Now rampant inflation is pushing tuition costs up, with some institutions approving steep… Read More

Tide of exits without degrees still rising

From Inside Higher Ed: “The number of students in the United States who have attended college but left before receiving a credential, certificate or degree… Read More

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