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Monthly Archives: September 2011
A survey of 41 active duty and reserve personnel conducted by First Analysis Securities Corp. suggests that currently enrolled personnel would likely respond to modest reductions in tuition assistance (TA) primarily by paying for the gap out of pocket or using other sources of financial aid. Some indicated they would consider decelerating the pace of their education or transferring to a less-expensive school. Very few indicated they’d consider dropping out.
As the magnitude of cuts increases, currently… Continue reading
The media’s “typical” college student lives on a campus at a four-year institution. But that describes no more than a sixth of the total college population. In fact, there are more college attendees over the age of 30 than such “typical” students. The most significant shift in higher education is the massive growth in the adult-student population.
Money is talking a bit louder in college admissions these days, according to a survey to be released Wednesday by Inside Higher Ed, an online publication for higher education professionals.
More than half of the admissions officers at public research universities, and more than a third at four-year colleges said that they had been working harder in the past year to recruit students who need no financial aid and can pay full price, according to the survey of 462 admissions directors and enrollment managers conducted in August and early September.
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Last week, I attended the UPCEA-ACHE Future of Online Learning Summit, where 70 of the leading minds in non-profit, online higher education gathered to develop an inter-organizational framework for the advancement of online higher education. I was inspired to hear from thought leaders including Judy Ashcroft, Pat Book, Paul Cochrane, Tom Cavanaugh, Tom Gibbons, Roxanne Gonzales, David Grebel, Bob Hansen, Amy Heitzman, Deb Huntsman, Sylvia Manning, Frank Mayadas, Bill McClure, George Mehaffy, Jim Pappas, Janet Poley, Russ Poulin, Cathy Sandeen, Ray Schroeder, Jim Shaeffer, Wayne Smutz, Lisa Templeton, Joel Thierstein and Ellen Wagner.
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The United States trails much of the developed world in college attainment among young adults, a key measure of global competitiveness. One reason: Other nations are pressing harder on quick-turnaround professional degrees.
Source: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The Washington Post Published on September 12, 2011, 9:05 pm
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