Recruitment & Retention


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.

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.

4 Pilots to Test Technologies and Strategies for Transfer Student Advising

As part of the Education Design Lab’s Seamless Transfer Pathways design challenge, four college and university teams are using artificial intelligence, interactive tools and more to address low transfer and completion rates among community college students.



16 Community Colleges Join Latest Achieving the Dream Cohort

Achieving the Dream has a new cohort of colleges in its national network. Eight community colleges in Connecticut, two each in California and North Carolina and one each in Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey and Texas have committed to "building their capacity for change," as Karen Stout, president and CEO of the organization, said in a statement.

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.

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.

Proximity to High-Achieving Boys Dents Girls' Self-Confidence

A new report published by the National Bureau of Economic Research has suggested that greater exposure to "high-achieving" boys decreases the likelihood that girls will go on to complete a bachelor's degree; instead they'll choose "junior college degrees."

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