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The face of higher education in the U.S. is changing.

With more students of color, as well as students with full-time jobs and families seeking degrees, higher education institutions must adapt to meet the evolving needs of their students. More and more institutions are piloting and implementing new models in an effort to educate more students more effectively, in a shorter amount of time, at a lower cost, and with career-relevant skills. Through innovations such as online courses, adaptive learning solutions, and integrated monitoring and advising services, the students below - all from various backgrounds and perspectives - are experiencing first-hand the impact of institutional strategies working to address their growing needs and demands, while ensuring quality, high-value educations.



Updates

Consumers get more information about college

July 28, 2016

Even as a higher education becomes among the biggest investments Americans make, the information available
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Emergency Aid Keeps Students on Path to Graduation

July 6, 2016

Although students and their families plan for the cost of tuition, fees, housing, and textbooks,
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The Typical College Student Is Not Who You Think It Is

July 5, 2016

Who are today’s college students? The answer surprises most people who attended four year universities.
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‘Passport’ for Transfer

Professors and academic leaders from seven western states have rolled out an “interstate passport” to
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College deadlines complicate Early FAFSA

The Obama administration’s new Oct. 1 FAFSA release date was supposed to make it easier
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Families Often Underestimate Financial Aid Eligibility

Just 24 percent of parents and 37 percent of students believe they will qualify for
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Community college students are filling the rolls at four-year institutions

Public colleges and universities are drawing a large percentage of their students from community colleges,
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Study casts doubt on value of remedial math for college

June 27, 2016

Colleges routinely force students with weak math skills to take remedial classes before enrolling in
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Minnesota community colleges clear a path for four-year degrees

For many students, community college is the first step toward earning a bachelor’s degree. But
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Texas HBCU Launches Think Tank to Groom Next Generation of Black Leaders

One of the oldest HBCUs in the nation is working to cultivate the next generation
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