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Tag: Graduation rates
Assessment and HBCUs: Now it is More Crucial Than Ever
It is no secret that HBCUs have historically not enjoyed monetary investments from the federal government, their respective states, or philanthropic entities, making it difficult to provide necessary resources to their students. If this is new information to you, I encourage you to seek information on the history of HBCUs by seeking resources from the U.S. Department of Education. The coronavirus pandemic has only increased the financial and educational hardships of students and institutions.
November 17, 2020
Faculty & Staff
Athletics Are Not Expendable, if Education is Our Goal
These are troubling times for higher education. With budgets tightening, hiring and salary freezes, and the possibility of cuts looming, many are looking for ways to save our institutions. It may not be surprising that some are calling for cuts to athletics before other departments.
May 13, 2020
Faculty & Staff
Don’t Forget About Rural Higher Education Students: Addressing Digital Inequities During COVID-19
Recent literature discusses what the rural digital divide during COVID-19 means for rural students’ postsecondary access and enrollment but not the persistence of rural students already enrolled at colleges and universities. With rural student graduation rates at only 42 percent, higher education leaders must consider how digital inequities create further barriers to rural postsecondary success.
May 4, 2020
Report: Latinx Enrollment Rises in Colleges and Universities
Enrollment in higher education institutions has increased among Latinx students and the number of Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs) continues to grow, shows new research by Excelencia in Education, an organization focused on Latinx students’ success. The group released an annual analysis focused on HSIs and emerging HSIs over the last 15 years.
April 24, 2020
Research on STEM Graduation and Enrollment Rates to be Discussed at Clemson Summit
Clemson University’s Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education recently published an infographic highlighting graduation and enrollment rates among underrepresented males in science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) fields.
March 3, 2020
EAB Recommends Higher Education Changes to Lower Drop Out Rates
In order to increase graduation rates, EAB has recommended policy changes for higher education institutions to adopt in their new report. According to EAB’s “Student Success Playbook,” on average, nearly one-third of students drop out of college before beginning their second year. For many students, college registration creates both logistical and financial barriers. EAB suggested […]
January 21, 2020
Report Recommends Budget and Policy Planning to Meet Virginia’s 2030 Attainment Plan
SCHEV, the Lumina Foundation’s Strategy Labs and HCM Strategists recently released a report that details recommendations for budget and policy plans to meet Virginia’s objective. The report titled, “A Strategic Finance Plan for Virginia: Aligning Higher Education Finances and Strategies” provides a cost analysis of postsecondary education in comparison with other states, offers demand and degree production estimates and gives the overall cost of achieving the goal.
November 19, 2019
Reports: Underrepresented Students at Illinois Institutions Impacted by Budget Cuts
A recent period of higher education cutbacks in Illinois has created affordability and equity gaps for underrepresented students.
October 30, 2019
Dr. Belle Wheelan Reiterates Merits of Accreditation System During Senate Hearing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) president Dr. Belle S. Wheelan recently testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions about the merits of the age-old regional accreditation system in advocating for institutional quality and improvement. During her testimony, Wheelan detailed the accreditation process and outlined standards […]
April 11, 2019
Academic Success Continues to Rise for NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Teams
Graduation rates for African-American Division I men’s basketball student-athletes are rising, but gaps with their White teammates persists.
March 18, 2019
The Perception of Diversity at HBCUs: Is It Real or Imaginable?
The landscape of education has changed greatly in the last 10 years. In the wake of soaring college costs, falling state support, a decrease in high school graduates and an unstable economy, college enrollment is down across the board. HBCU enrollment is no exception.
February 27, 2019
70 Years of Integration, a Journey Still Unfolding at the University of Kentucky
One man. One courageous step. Seventy years of a journey that is still unfolding and evolving. That is the story the University of Kentucky community is celebrating with particular reverence this month and throughout the next year.
February 26, 2019
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