Research, Surveys & Forecasts


Worldwide IT Spending Ticks Up

Global spending on IT is expected to increase 1.1 percent this year compared to 2018, reaching a total of $3.79 trillion, according to a recent forecast from research firm Gartner.

Survey: Competency-Based Model Excels for Nontraditionals

For the last five years, Gallup has surveyed a national sampling of 75,000 college graduates to understand their post-college "well-being and workplace engagement." Recently, the survey company did the same specifically for graduates of Western Governors University.

Study: Online Schools Have Not 'Dethroned' Faculty

Does online learning spend more on technology and less on people? That's the latest question posed by Eduventures Chief Research Officer Richard Garrett, in an essay published on the Encoura website.

Unintentional Blunders Still Dog Education Security

People in education are more likely to click on phishing e-mails than any other major segment, according to the latest Verizon data breach report.

5 Ways Technology Can Accelerate Student Learning

A new report from What Works Clearinghouse digs into how technology can support postsecondary education practices.



Non-Degree Credentials Boost Employment and Life Outcomes

American adults who have earned certificates or certifications, but lack a college degree, still report better employment and life outcomes than individuals with no credentials, according to a new report from Strada Education Network and Lumina Foundation.

Helping Students Find Success in Community College

A new report finds adding supports for low-income students at community colleges can increase enrollment rates and retention levels.

Dashboard for Higher Ed Surveys Debuts

New America has released an online repository for public opinion surveys through an interactive dashboard designed for researchers, journalists and policymakers.

Initiative Urges Students to Identify Career Goals Early

At the same time that the Coalition for Career Development is promoting a greater emphasis on early career planning in K-12 and higher education, Complete College America has begun pushing a "Purpose First" philosophy for colleges and universities, a strategy intended to serve as the "missing link" among career choice, guided pathways and first-year momentum.

Overall 4- and 6-Year Grad Rates Tick Up

The latest reporting from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows a graduation rate of 44 percent by the end of year four (up from 42 percent for the previous cohort) and 64 percent by year six (up from 63 percent) for first-time, full-time students who entered college in the fall of 2012.

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