Number of undergraduates earning a first college credential falls as economy rebounds, according to new National Student Clearinghouse Research Center report.
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Repayment rates may replace default rates as key measure of quality. That's bad news for many for-profit and historically black colleges, and some community colleges, too.
The administration's new college Scorecard makes such students invisible, writes U of Phoenix president.
The Obama administration releases its revamped consumer tool -- in lieu of a college ratings system -- featuring data on postcollege earnings and how well students are repaying their loans.
With the Education Department rethinking its approach to rating colleges, Tom Allison offers ideas on how best to provide data to prospective students.
Lumina Foundation creates a group to develop a framework and common language for the growing number of credentials, which range from degrees to alternative forms like badges and industry certifications.
The Obama administration’s proposed system could substitute federal officials’ judgment of institutional quality for peer review by academics, Judith Eaton argues.
Faculty members should lead the process of redefining how colleges determine if students are ready for careers and life -- with the help of the Degree Qualifications Profile, Norm Jones and Harrison Kleiner argue.
After seven years and half a billion dollars, the Gates Foundation announces its four priority areas for college completion policies and plans to release a data framework for measuring performance in higher education.
Three public college associations release draft discussion guide for how to measure student success after college.
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