According to one study, 81% of students entering community college hope to attain a four-year degree. Most of them will not.
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Updates on progress at new schools, trouble at old schools, and why most students are above average!
Community colleges are all the rage, while another education bootcamp folds. Plus: please tell the kisok about your interaction with the humans.
–Statement on the website of the now-defunct Learners Guild, one of many coding bootcamps which has launched in the past few years.
Today’s news reflects the theme of student empowerment, as they enjoy looser admissions standards, free degree programs offered by employers, and 3.8% unemployment!
During this peak graduation season, I’ve enjoyed perusing the latest commencement speeches posted on YouTube. The best one I’ve seen so far comes from Ben Nemtin, speaking to graduates at the University of Utah: brief, funny, and motivating!
What does it really cost to attend America’s top schools? Why are more Americans going to Canadian colleges? How is it that one of the media’s favorite experts on student loans doesn’t actually exist? Today’s news has answers!
In another example of the “early college” trend, a Pennsylvania college has launched an innovative program where high school students can complete college credits–or even an Associate’s Degree–prior to graduation.
Big states like California and Florida show success in linking their two-year and four-year public schools, but we also see encouraging employment news for the Not Degree population. Also: is it bad for adjunct faculty to teach introductory courses?