Latest Posts in College Trends

  • Number of Students Doing College Online –

    Online learning has seen substantial growth in recent years, due in part to changing attitudes and more schools offering these opportunities to their students. The number of students taking advantage of these educational opportunities is now in the millions. More than 6.7 million students took at least one online course […]

  • What’s up with Financial Aid for 2013?

    Numerous questions have arisen over the effectiveness of the current financial aid system. The goal of the system is to increase the number of students who can afford and attend college and complete with a manageable amount of debt. In a paper released January 7 by the Institute for Higher […]

  • Board Members Think College is Too Pricey –

    The cost of attending college has proven to be an issue for parents and students alike. Although some schools’ efforts to implement tuition freezes and lower tuition might help ease the financial strain, the reality is many people simply are unable to afford a higher education. A recent report by […]

  • Private Non-for-Profit Schools Break Trend –

    Despite an overall decline in fall 2012 enrollment compared to fall 2011, enrollments in four-year, private, not-for-profit colleges and universities increased slightly, according to a recent report by The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The Current Term Enrollment Estimates report is the first in a series of enrollment estimates to […]

  • Traditional and Online College Nearly Equal –

    For years, proponents of online learning had to swim upstream to dispel the misconceptions that online classes were simply watered down versions of traditional in-person courses. Perceptions have changed as demand and acceptance of online courses grows among students and university leaders. According to a Pew Research Group┬ástudy, more than […]

  • Funded Research of The Credit Hour –

    For more than a century, the Carnegie Unit, commonly recognized as the credit hour, has been the standard unit used for measuring a student’s academic progress in higher education. However, the effectiveness of this measurement has been questioned lately, specifically because the credit hour measures “seat time” and with the […]

  • Added Value of Online Learning Strategies –

    Increasing the opportunities for online learning is key to ongoing sustainability and survival of institutions for higher education, according to Roger Brinner, chief economist at The Parthenon Group. According to a press release by The Parthenon Group, in a recent address to 30 university presidents and leaders in the New-England […]

  • Global Competition: Colleges Must Adapt –

    The majority of Americans supports the nation’s higher education system while a majority of young adults are in favor of online college degrees, according to a poll conducted by FTI Consulting and released Nov. 27 by Northeastern University. The national poll, which was conducted in October, finds that approximately half […]

  • Increased Enrollment in Business Masters –

    While enrollment in undergraduate business programs has remained fairly steady over the last five years, it has decreased slightly, according to a recent paper released by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Though the report, which includes data reported from 482 AACSB-accredited schools since 2007-2008, shows […]

  • Smaller Tuition Increase in Public Colleges –

    While the increase in published tuition for public, four-year colleges and universities for 2012-2013 is smaller than it has been in recent years, the net price full-time students are paying increased significantly in 2012-2013 for the second consecutive year, according to findings from a report released today by The College […]