Research, Surveys & Forecasts


Nearly All Prospective Students Want a Tech-Savvy Institution

Nearly nine in 10 college students—, 87 percent — said it was important to them that the institutions they applied for were technologically savvy, according to a new survey.

Report: Most Higher Ed CIOs Expect Digital Transformation to Cause Significant Change to The Business Model

A third of higher ed CIOs identified enrollment as their top business priority, leading all other priorities.

Pricey College 'Extras' Undercut Student Efforts to Graduate

More women than men drop out of college for financial reasons — by a difference of 11 percentage points (52 percent versus 41 percent).

Online Trackers Help Promote Better Sleep in Indiana U Staff Study

Indiana University's "Sleep Great IU! Challenge" asked participants to record their sleeping habits for four weeks on personal online trackers. Afterwards, most participants reported increased energy levels and an increase in their ability to manage stress.

6 Broad Trends Emerge for Future of Ed Tech

A new research effort focused on the future of "cyberlearning" examined hundreds of education technology programs and found several major themes that point to the future of technology in education.



Survey: More Soft Skills Needed for Security Field

Soft skills are more important than ever when it comes to cybersecurity, according to a recent survey of IT security professionals conducted by Dimensional Research for security and compliance provider Tripwire.

Report: Device Shipments to See Largest Growth Since 2015

Despite a common misconception that the world runs on smartphones instead of PCs, a recent online end-user survey conducted by Gartner suggests that people rely on traditional computers as much as they do phones.

Can the Performing Arts Boost Student Outcomes in STEM Disciplines?

A recent paper from North Carolina State University suggests this might just be the case.

Employer Advice Most Valued, Least Used in Choosing College Major

While previous studies have examined the long-term impacts of college choice and majors on career opportunities and economic mobility, less understood is how students decide what to study.

Report: Global PC Decline Stabilizes

The traditional PC market (which includes notebooks, desktops and workstations) in the United States saw shipments of 16.6 million units, with notebook sales dropping noticeably and desktops outperforming forecasts.

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