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Measuring Higher Ed’s Benefits Beyond Earnings

A new report from Lumina Foundation and Gallup reveals a host of positive outcomes associated with going to college. Researchers hope they will lead to a new perception of higher ed’s “worth.”

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Southern New Hampshire Shuttering Kenzie Academy Boot Camp

Only two years after acquiring the coding trainer, the university cited the rise of AI and increased competition as reasons for the shutdown.

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Success Program Launch: Free College for In-Demand Workforce

Starting this fall, Colorado community and technical colleges will cover student tuition, fees and course materials costs for seven professional certifications or degrees.

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Most Career Outcome Narratives Are Incomplete

Colleges should closely analyze how postgraduation employment outcomes differ based on race, class and first-generation student status, Hayley A. Haywood writes.

Training Should Happen at Work

Truth is, education is not set up to prepare employees for the specifics of the workplace. That’s a good thing.

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Mandatory Job Training for Bowdoin Students

At Bowdoin College, sophomores are required to attend a job-training “boot camp,” which gives them skills, career options and peace of mind.

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Positive Partnership: Creating a Nuclear Engineering Talent Pipeline

Tennessee Tech University established a partnership with a local environmental cleanup organization focused on career-readiness for engineering students to work in eastern Tennessee.

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Career Centers Get a Makeover

As institutions place more focus on guiding students toward the best possible postgraduation outcomes, career services offices are getting extra funding and attention, data show.