Adult education

Two-thirds of non-first-time students do not graduate

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A study of 4.5 million non-first-time students found that only one-third have earned a degree after six to eight years.

 

Researchers discuss the relationship between higher education and employment

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New data on the labor-market returns of short-term certificates show both the value and pitfalls of using earnings data as a yardstick in higher education.

Lead generation with more information and fewer leads

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A new shade on lead generation includes assessments, online courses and mentors to help ensure that students can succeed once they enroll.

Startups want to help employers find students they can hire

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New companies try to bridge disconnect between employers and community colleges, with job guarantees and digital badging as part of their pitches.

Portmont College and Mount St. Mary's chart new territory with online associate programs

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Mount St. Mary's still has high hopes for Portmont College, a new online subsidiary, after partner foundation goes belly-up.

Metrics of college performance don't reach adult students

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Adult students aren't using College Scorecard and other consumer websites as they consider college, and they aren't interested in performance metrics like graduation rates and debt levels.

Aftermath of for-profit fight in Wisconsin

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State's push to rein in for-profit colleges with strict performance standards goes nowhere, but Milwaukee passes a unique ordinance aimed at the industry.

Nonprofit group Single Stop helps low-income students avoid financial barriers

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For many needy college students, finishing degrees starts with applying for food stamps or filling out a federal tax form.

Mitch Daniels chats up 'fellow disruptees' at for-profit meeting

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Mitch Daniels says for-profit colleges are needed, at least ones that offer a quality, cost-effective product -- a standard he applies to the rest of higher education.

InsideTrack's student coaching proves completion payoff

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Student coaching appears to pay off by boosting retention and graduation rates. Does outsourcing coaching make sense if a private company does it best?

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