Recruitment & Retention


Higher Ed 'Opportunity Gap' Continuing to Widen

A new joint report by the Pell Institute and Penn AHEAD shows that the "opportunity gap" in U.S. higher education is increasing.

Claflin U Connects Online Students with 24/7 Support Resources

South Carolina's Claflin University is working with ed tech startup Upswing to offer a variety of support resources for its online students.

DeVos Rescinds Gainful Employment Rule

The U.S. Department of Education is moving forward with plans to eliminate regulations put in place by the Obama administration to protect students from predatory colleges and universities.

Building Relationships with Students via Blockchain

When Salesforce introduced its upcoming Blockchain platform, Arizona State University shared the stage too, as an early adopter and partner in an effort to apply blockchain technology to student academic records. ASU's EdPlus CTO Donna Kidwell shares basics of the plan.

Racial Disparities in STEM Graduation Rates

A recent study from the University of Texas at Austin found Black and Latino students are more likely to leave STEM majors than their White peers.



Developing Better Interventions for At-Risk Students

A million-dollar grant is helping John Carroll University fine-tune a targeted intervention and early alert system that helps boost student learning and retention.

Community College Boosts Retention with Student Pathways Redesign

A multi-year campaign to improve student success at Lorain County Community College is seeing positive results. The institution utilized Civitas Learning's student success platform and suite of application to identify common barriers to student persistence and streamline pathways to completion, increasing full-time student retention by nearly 12 percentage points.

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.

ED Expands College Scorecard Data

The Department of Education has updated the College Scorecard to include information on 2,100 additional postsecondary education options.

5 Ways Technology Can Accelerate Student Learning

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

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