Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

April 20, 2018

Study Reveals Online Learning’s Impact

"Making Digital Learning Work" explores how leading colleges and universities are using digital learning to improve student learning outcomes such as retention and graduation; to expand access - particularly for disadvantaged students; and to increase an institution's revenue while reducing operating costs.

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March 1, 2018

Ending ‘Mom-and-Pop’ Governance

The challenges colleges and universities face are well documented and often intimidating. Population trends will leave institutions in some parts of the country without enough traditional-age local students to fill classrooms, while stretching others’ capacity.

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February 25, 2018

How Maine Became a Laboratory for the Future of Public Higher Ed

Many states in the Midwest and Northeast are facing shortfalls, but Maine’s promises to be especially brutal. Every statistic about the state is more worrying than the next, and together they spell looming trouble. Maine’s population of 1.3 million is the oldest in the nation, with a median age of 44.2; the national median is 37.7. It ranks 47th among states in fertility and immigrant population; just 3 percent of residents are foreign-born.

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