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Who's Enrolled?

by Tod Massa 15. December 2017 22:12
Periodically, we have discussions where folks wrestle with reconciling forward-looking measures like cohort graduation rates and backward-looking measures like time-to-degree. There are also frequent quotes in the higher ed press of institutional and think-tank people of stating the a first-time, fu... [More]

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Changing Majors

by Tod Massa 9. December 2017 00:41
This article caught my eye at InsideHigherEd. Almost a third of first-time college students choose a major and then change it at least once within three years, and students who started out in mathematics and the natural sciences are likelier than others to switch fields, federal data released Thursd... [More]

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Changing Majors

by Tod Massa 8. December 2017 22:36
This article caught my eye at InsideHigherEd. Almost a third of first-time college students choose a major and then change it at least once within three years, and students who started out in mathematics and the natural sciences are likelier than others to switch fields, federal data released Thursd... [More]

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KBYG and HEA Reauthorization (PROSPER)

by Administrator 1. December 2017 12:05
  It's been a pretty big week for federal legislation. On Wednesday we saw the bipartisan introduction of the revised Student Right-to-Know Before You Go Act (KBYG). Virginia's Mark Warner is one of the patrons in the senate. The bill would do many of the same things that the College Trans... [More]

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Pell for Performance

by Tod Massa 24. November 2017 22:13
HR 4414 - Pell for Performance Act was introduced in the US House of Representatives on November 15, 2017. If passed, it would amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to convert Pell grants awarded to students who do not complete a degree within a defined maximum time of completion into a loan. Furth... [More]

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October 2017 Council Meeting

by Administrator 3. November 2017 17:26
In this week's meeting, the Council approved the 2017 Enrollment Projections and Degree Estimates. We will have them on the site shortly. The Agenda Book is here and the relevant item can be found on page 79 of the Resources agenda. I also presented to the Academic Affairs committee on the need and ... [More]

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Wealth and the Cost of College

by Administrator 27. October 2017 16:59
Just a few links and stories from the week in higher ed data: Public Higher Ed Skews Wealthy (InsideHigherEd)   Net Price Keeps Creeping Up (InsideHigherEd) Robert Kelchen: A Look at Pell Grant Recipients' Graduation Rates  Downloadable Dataset of Pell Recipient Graduation Rates... [More]

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The Proposed Student-Level Data Network

by Tod Massa 20. October 2017 22:59
The Institute for Higher Education Policy has released its new report A Blueprint for Better Information: Recommendations for a Federal Postsecondary Student-Level Data Network. It's an interesting proposal, as with the College Transparency Act and previous recommendations for a national student dat... [More]

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The Proposed Student-Level Data Network

by Tod Massa 20. October 2017 22:59
The Institute for Higher Education Policy has released its new report A Blueprint for Better Information: Recommendations for a Federal Postsecondary Student-Level Data Network. It's an interesting proposal, as with the College Transparency Act and previous recommendations for a national student dat... [More]

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Time and Attempted Credits for the Associate Degree

by Administrator 13. October 2017 17:26
Folks, I really hate when I find I or we missed anomalies or patterns in the data that lead to bad reporting, I really do. I said last week that I wanted to review the data for the public two-year colleges again because the aggregates still seemed too high. After much digging, I found where students... [More]

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