More US community colleges are offering "guided pathways" to help adult students, in particular, stay on track and earn a degree within three years. The Alamo Colleges District, a five-college system around San Antonio, saw its three-year graduation and transfer rate rise from 28% in 2011 to 47% in 2015 after implementing such an initiative.
The number of international students making Britain their first-choice country for business school has increased since 2016, data show, while many non-British European students see Brexit as a deterrent.
About 29% of students are personally paying for all of their college education, according to a study from LendEDU. The study showed 36% of Native American students and 32% of black and Hispanic students, respectively, personally paid for college, compared with 30% of white students and 18% of Asian and Middle Eastern students, respectively.
Colleges and universities in many states are seeking ways to deal with an anticipated decline in admissions spurred by a drop in US birthrates between 2008 and 2013. In Massachusetts, a state program to monitor the financial health of smaller colleges especially, is expected to be implemented by the fall so proactive measures can be taken.
The Colorado House of Representatives has passed a measure that would require colleges and universities to eliminate most noncredit remedial courses and instead implement credit-bearing co-requisite classes. The measure also bans colleges from using a single placement test to determine remediation.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards is seeking $19 million in additional higher-education funding to support the state's college tuition program and boost online resources, such as textbooks, for students. The request also includes $5 million for three colleges facing accreditation reviews.
New GMAC research finds that Britain's decision to leave the European Union (Brexit) has so far had little impact on international candidates' interest in studying in the UK. Read more at GMAC Advisor.
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Some business schools are looking to grow students' soft skills as part of their training for business leadership roles. Topics at some schools include self-awareness, relationship-building and collaboration.
A growing number of women are enrolling in MBA programs, according to data from The Association of MBAs -- with the share of women in their programs increasing from 32% in 2013 to 36% in 2017. However, the group says more work is still required to reach gender parity.
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