Applying to college has always been harder for first-generation and low-income students than for peers with greater access to support at every step of the process. This year, data shows, that gulf has widened.
In 2020, a staggering 39 million American adults dropped out of college and never finished their degrees. Their reasons vary and so do the solutions. Colleges and philanthropies are interested in luring this population back—not only to improve the lives of these individuals and raise the skills of the U.S. labor force, but also to fill empty seats at colleges that have been losing students.
University of Kansas students can now download a free app to help stay safe on campus. The Rave Guardian mobile phone app includes real-time interactive features that enable students to connect with a network of friends, family and safety personnel at the Lawrence and Edwards campuses.
The Kansas State Board of Education has established a temporary advisory council to improve and reform American Indian learning systems in the state. Cheryl Harrison-Lee, chairwoman of the Kansas Board of Regents, said the creation of the council will help state education officials as they try to close enrollment gaps for underserved Kansans.
When students walk through the doors of the Dodge City Community College Student Achievement and Resources Center (SARC), they can expect a calm, relaxed environment for tutoring, advising, studying and study hall.
College officials at public and private institutions said they’ve been preparing to welcome back students. Protocols will vary. Some New Jersey colleges recommend students limit the number of people who join them for move-in day. Others are reminding students that booster shots will be required to live in dorms and attend in-person classes.