Bridging High Schools and Colleges

The ultimate goal is to get college students to graduate. But first, administrators have to get them to enroll. That’s why it’s important for community college leaders to work with high school faculty — and to do it on their turf, says Mary Aycock, academy development manager of the central region for the National Academy … Continue reading

At Sea in a Deluge of Data

This spring, more college students than ever received baccalaureate degrees, and their career prospects are brighter than they were for last year’s graduates. Employers responding to this year’s National Association of Colleges and Employers’ “Job Outlook 2014 Survey” said they planned to increase entry-level hiring by almost 8 percent. But what they may not realize … Continue reading

Free College Idea Picks up Momentum

Adele Williams hears from a lot of her friends from high school about their struggles to afford the cost of college. “I have a best friend who goes to a public university, and she’s in quite a lot of debt,” said Williams. Higher and higher tuition, she said, “is just a scary thought for people … Continue reading

College, on Your Own

Nichele L. Pollock felt like she was moving through college in slow motion. In seven years, she had gotten about halfway through her bachelor’s degree. But recently she’s been racing forward, racking up 50 credits in just eight months at Northern Arizona University, more than most full-time students earn in three semesters. She’s done it while … Continue reading