Announces the second round of First in the World (FITW) grant awards. The 17 recipients, from 14 states, include: public, private and nonprofit four-year institutions; public two-year institutions; and educational agencies and organizations focused on college access and student data.
Presents the results of the University Risk Management & Insurance Association (URMIA) survey investigating whether a rash of negative news stories about misconduct in fraternities was having an effect on how colleges and universities view the risk associated with them.
As enrollment remains a primary concern among institutional leaders, two new reports provide insight on trends in transfer enrollment and strategies for transfer student success. To read the latest analysis on transfer enrollment trends by National Student Clearinghouse, click here. To read the full report on the role of public higher education in advancing transfer student success, click here.
Five years after the Department of Education launched the Second Chance Pell Experimental Sites Initiative (SCP), data highlights the impact of expanding postsecondary education programs in state and federal prisons.
Which schools deserve to top lists of the best colleges in the U.S.? That depends on what you mean by “best.” If “best” means the most prestigious and more selective admissions, then sure, current college rankings are doing what they’re meant to do. But if the point of higher education is to buoy economic mobility, those lists that make headlines every year aren’t showing the whole picture.
Over the past 80 years, our nation has made great strides in improving access to college, and then ensuring that many more students could complete a college degree. In a rapidly changing economy and education landscape, it is increasingly clear that completion is an essential but insufficient first step. Current and prospective students are interested in the wide range of benefits that successful education and training programs can deliver.
A new report from the U.S. Department of Education offers a detailed look at crime and safety at the nation’s schools and on college and university campuses. Data is presented on a wide range of indicators including hate crimes on college and university campuses.