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Drop in Undergrad Enrollment Increases to 4.4%

At 4.4 percent, the decline in undergraduate college enrollment is a bit steeper than reported last month, according to the latest data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. But, according to one researcher, it still isn't as high as early predictions would have set it based on data coming early in the pandemic.

Active Engagement Improves Online Instruction During COVID-19

Getting students actively engaged in their remote learning has a difference on the outcomes during a pandemic, according to a report published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Ed Sector Has Seen Greatest Increase in Remote Access

A recent analysis by Duo Security, a Cisco division that produces multi-factor authentication technology, has found that education saw the largest increase in average daily authentications from remote technology, up 78 percent over the period between March 2020 and June 2020 compared to the period between June 2019 and February 2020.

College Transfers Hit CCs Hardest

COVID-19 hasn't just damaged new enrollment rates within most colleges and universities. According to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, transfer enrollment has shrunk too, by 4.7 percent overall compared to fall 2019. However, transfer rates varied wildly depending on the type of transfer being measured.

In the Era of Remote Learning, It's Time for Colleges to Update Privacy Practices

As the pandemic continues, what's happening to all the data being collected by the various programs being used by colleges and universities to deliver remote learning? That's a question explored in a new report published by think tank New America.



Educause Identifies Top IT Issues for an Uncertain Future

Educause has released its top IT issues for 2021, explored via three possible scenarios for how colleges and universities "might emerge" from the pandemic next year.

Parents Trust Campus Safety Measures More than Students

Parents are more comfortable than students with the virus response undertaken by colleges and universities. A recent survey from online bill payment company ACI found that while 57 percent of parents thought campus precautions were satisfactory, just 46 percent of students said the same.

10G Networks Promise Millisecond Latency

On the horizon for 2021, 10G offers the promise of delivering 10 times the current most prevalent maximum speeds offered to consumers.

Fall 2020 Undergrad Enrollment Worse than Expected; Slips by 4%

Now that there's more data to analyze, the college enrollment news is even worse than projected. About a month into the fall 2020 semester, undergraduate enrollment is now running 4 percent below last year's level.

Student Mental Health, Institutional Finances Top of Mind for University Presidents

When asked about the most pressing issue on their campuses, college and university presidents in a recent ACE survey deemed the mental health of students their top concern.