Report: Most community-college transfers earn four-year degrees
Students who transfer from community colleges often perform well at four-year institutions, according to a report by The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The report shows that among students who transfer with an associate degree, a little more than 70% earned a four-year degree within the traditional four years, and among all community-college transfers, with and without degrees, 60% earned a four-year degree in that time frame. Education Week/College Bound blog
Military personnel find more veteran-friendly colleges
A growing number of colleges and universities are offering courses exclusively to military veterans. Such courses aim to help veterans make the transition back to the classroom while also accounting for their specific needs. Among them is George Washington University in Washington, D.C., which offers a writing seminar for veterans. The courses, however, have drawn criticism from some who question whether separate classes are the right move for individuals who already may feel isolated. The Washington Times/The Associated Press
University to develop national model for community-college transfers
Students who begin their science, technology, engineering and math education in community college sometimes face the challenge of transferring classes to a university and staying on schedule for graduation. The University of Maryland Baltimore County has plans to create a national framework for improving the coordination between colleges and universities and streamlining opportunities for these students. InsideHigherEd.com
Strayer University hosts panel discussion in honor of 120th anniversary
Strayer University hosted the panel discussion, "Building Tomorrow's Workforce Today: The Role of Higher Education in a Global Economy." Some of the country's top business and education experts from Georgetown University, the Lumina Foundation, FedEx Express and Prince George's Community College were on hand to discuss important issues and to offer informed insight in regard to increasing college-to-career readiness for traditional and nontraditional students. Learn more.
Strayer University welcomes 14th president
Strayer University celebrated another major milestone in its rich history by investing Dr. Michael Plater as the 14th president. As Strayer University's president, Dr. Plater is tasked with overseeing the many leaders who manage the University's academic programs, faculty and student affairs, as well as the University's four schools: School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Education and School of Information Systems and Technology. Learn more.
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