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Listen: Supporting Adult Learners in Higher Education

Two higher education professionals share the challenges and opportunities in serving adult learners and how institutions can better help them persist and graduate.

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Report: Student Completion Rates Rise With Annual Credits Earned

New analysis from Ad Astra finds a correlation between the number of credits a student completes in a year and their likelihood of retaining and completing a degree.

Voices of Student Success: Supporting Adult Learners

A new limited series of The Key, Voices of Student Success, features Student Success reporter Ashley Mowreader speaking with Mike Krause from the John M. Belk Endowment and Ashley Flood from Purdue Global, on adult learners.

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Survey: Graduate Students Expect a Financial Return on Investment

A new survey finds graduate students want greater transparency about outcomes prior to enrolling in an advanced degree program.

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Community Resource Dog Aids Students Having a Ruff Day

Colleges and universities are employing working dogs to build connections between students and campus police forces.

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Report: What Helps Students Feel Like They Belong?

Research from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign finds college students derive belongingness from four factors, and having the cultural capital to navigate higher education is of greater importance for students from racial and ethnic minorities.

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A Crash Course in Innovation and Design

Bryant University’s three-day IDEA program gives first-year students hands-on learning experience across disciplines alongside older peers and campus leaders to promote creative thinking and problem-solving. The experience now has a focus on student well-being as well as a live panel for students to pitch solutions.

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Report: 4 Ways to Engage and Graduate Stopped-Out Students

California Competes’ latest research identifies barriers and strategies to help adult learners who dropped out of college re-enroll and earn a degree.