MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University says it will hire an associate provost to lead the school's efforts on student success and retention.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota is looking for ways to halt the enrollment trend of losing local high school students to neighboring states and bolster admissions to its system campuses.
The university's Systemwide Enrollment Planning Taskforce in June presented potential ways to curb losing more high school graduates than it attracts, Minnesota Daily reported.
For centuries, scholars have argued about the relationship between knowledge and rhetoric, investigating the inherent connections between how we know what we know and how we communicate what we know.
What better place to explore the consequences of this discussion than in the world of higher education — the place where researchers discover knowledge, transmit knowledge and utilize knowledge to change the world.
University of Minnesota deals with large freshman class
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota is struggling to handle the largest freshman class the university has seen in almost 50 years.
The university enrolled almost 6,200 new freshmen this fall, in addition to almost 2,300 transfer students, Minnesota Daily reported.
Study: Over half of for-profit students defaulted on loans
WASHINGTON (AP) — Students who attended for-profit colleges were twice as likely or more to default on their loans than students who attended public schools, according to a federal study published Thursday.
Study: For-profits blamed for many student debt defaults
WASHINGTON (AP) — Students who attended for-profit colleges were twice as likely or more to default on their loans than students who attended public educational institutions, according to a federal study published Wednesday.
SEATTLE — It may sound counterintuitive, but freshmen college students who take a full load of reasonably demanding courses are more likely to graduate from college on time.
That's part of the message Western Washington University has been conveying to its students in a campaign called "15 to Finish," which encourages students to work hard from the outset.
Berry College featured in Princeton Review book The Best 382 Colleges 2018 Edition
Berry College is featured in the new 2018 edition of the Princeton Review book, “The Best 382 Colleges.”
Berry, located in Rome, Ga., is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. Only about 15% of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and two colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book, which is one of The Princeton Review's most popular guides.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University's College of Engineering is getting a $1 million leadership gift from Valero Energy Corporation to support the engineering education and hands-on experiences for engineering students.
Officials say the Valero Fund at the LSU Foundation will acquire cutting-edge equipment for undergraduate education and research labs and offer technology support for research by College of Engineering faculty.
SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas School of Nursing plans to open a campus in Salina this fall.
The new venture is a partnership with Salina Regional Health Center.
John Berggren, spokesman for the Salina health center, said in a news release Tuesday that the campus will accept a class of 12 students this fall.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved establishing an honors college.
Associated Vice President for Undergraduate Education Anne Alexander says elevating the current honors program will help UW recruit more top-achieving students and compete with other schools that have adopted such programs.
University of Illinois among highest campus enrollment in US
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Enrollment totals for this fall show the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign is the seventh-largest public university campus in the country with 44,880 students.
Charles Tucker, vice provost for undergraduate education and innovation, said the campus has grown by about 1 percent annually for several decades, largely at the undergraduate level.
CC not free for some Oregon students with heavy course loads
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Thousands of community college students will start fall classes next week through the Oregon Promise — a program designed to make school more affordable.
But the costs of attending school won't necessarily be completely covered by the state program, which may come as a surprise to some parents and students who heard about "free community college" and missed the fine-print.
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