National Student Clearinghouse Releases Eight-Year College Completion Data

New data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reveal that 60.4 percent of students who first enrolled in two- and four-year colleges in fall 2010 graduated within eight years. That graduation rate is higher than the cohort’s six-year graduation rate.

From Third Way: The Cost of the College Dropout Rate

A recent article by Third Way discusses the potential economic and personal impact if the rate of postsecondary completion mirrored that of high school completion.

Report Examines Postsecondary Competency-based Education Across the Country

The American Institutes for Research and Eduventures have released findings from their 2018 survey on competency-based education (CBE), which looked at the scope of CBE programs and activities at more than 500 U.S. colleges and universities.

Faces of Dreamers: Yael Balbuena, Deya Garcia, and other Arizona Dreamers

Yael Balbuena and Deya Garcia are Dreamers advocating for better access to higher education in Arizona, where DACA recipients are ineligible for in-state tuition.

NACUBO Releases 2018 Endowment Study

The National Association of College and University Budget Officers (NACUBO) and TIAA recently released the 2018 edition of their annual NACUBO-TIAA Study of Endowments

NACUA to Hold Workshop on Higher Education Discrimination Law

The National Association of College and University Attorneys will host a workshop April 3-5 in Seattle titled “The Ever-Evolving Field of Higher Education Discrimination Law: What You Need to Know Now.”

AASCU Releases Top 10 Higher Education State Policy Issues for 2019

AASCU has released its top 10 higher education state policy issues for 2019. The brief predicts a more optimistic state policy landscape in 2019 due to factors such as strong state revenue forecasts, but also notes higher education also may face intense competition for state resources and the prospect of an economic downturn.

Strada and Gallup Survey Examines College Experiences Connected to Confidence in Job Success

A recent survey of 32,000 undergraduate students conducted by Strada Education Network and Gallup looks at how college experiences affect students’ confidence in their preparedness for the job market.

Federal Reserve Issue Briefs Look at Impact of Student Borrowing on Home Ownership, Rural Students

The inaugural issue of the Federal Reserve’s new series of briefs, Consumer & Community in Context, features two articles on student loans.

Excelencia in Education Seeks Nominations for Best Practices in Latino Student Success

Excelencia in Education will begin accepting nominations Jan. 29 for this year’s Examples of Excelencia, the only national effort to recognize evidence-based practices to increase Latino student success in higher education.

Grapevine Survey Shows Some Improvement in State Funding for Higher Education

Results from the annual Grapevine survey of state support for higher education show a slight improvement in funding levels for FY 2018-19.

Faces of Dreamers: Carlos Mendez-Durantes and Other Scientists

Carlos Mendez-Durantes is a PhD student and Ford Foundation fellow studying cancer treatments at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, California. As a DACA recipient, Mendez-Durantes and other researchers like him face an uncertain future when it comes to continuing their studies.