Research, Surveys & Forecasts


Survey: More IT Education Needed for Campus Leadership

Campus IT leaders are not immune to the IT skills hiring gap that many other industries are facing, but 78 percent of college and university officials believe that the problem stems from non-competitive salaries and benefits compared to the private sector.

Analysis: Student Supports Enhance Impact of Micro-Internships

A Christensen Institute analysis has examined the value of "micro-internships" and suggested that pairing them with various student support approaches in higher education could make them even more valuable.

Research: Learning Intent Should Determine Online Class Size

According to a recently published research project, large classes — those with 40 or more students — are best for "foundational and factual knowledge acquisition," and smaller enrollments — 15 or fewer students — are better for courses intended "to develop higher order thinking, mastery of complex knowledge and student skill development."

Fragmentation Is Holding up Usefulness of Credentials

Adoption of credentialing in the workforce continues to be a challenge because the system is so fragmented, according to a new report from Third Way.

9 Benchmarks that Inform How a Student Chooses a School

When faced with choosing between two institutions, how does a student make the decision about which college or university to attend? It's a combination of factors, according to a new report from Eduventures.



UCI Launches 2-Year Study on Value of College Education

The University of California, Irvine has begun tracking, surveying and analyzing of a group of undergraduate students to better understand their experiences inside and outside the college.

Credential Engine Counts More than 738,000 Unique Credentials in the U.S.

A recent report from nonprofit Credential Engine estimated that the number of credentials offered in the U.S. totals more than 738,000. That includes high school diplomas, postsecondary degrees and certificates, registered apprenticeships, certifications, licenses, alternative degree programs and skills training "bootcamps."

Enrollment in Computer and Information Sciences Up Despite Overall Decline

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services was the top undergraduate major gaining college enrollment at four-year schools, based on the number of added students, according to the latest reporting by the National Student Clearinghouse. Overall, however, college enrollments continued their decline.

Instagram Leads for Student Recruitment Outreach

Students are increasingly turning to social media to learn more about colleges and universities. And Instagram specifically is driving that growth, according to a recent survey by EAB Enrollment Services.

Social Communications May Boost STEM Success

A small study out of the University of Texas, El Paso recently explored whether social communications can help boost the outcomes of students in particularly challenging STEM courses. The bottom line: There was a link between heavy usage of social software and better grades.

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