States Investing More in Higher Ed
State legislatures are investing more in higher education, according to an annual study conducted by researchers at Illinois State University.
Survey: Employers Bullish About Domestic MBA Hires; Bearish on International Hiring
In a recent survey of 350 employers, nearly 8 in 10 employers reported that they were likely to hire a recent MBA gradaute, according to a survey compiled by the Gradauate Management Admission Council (GMAC). There are, however, some concerns about placing international students domestically.
Survey: More "Soft Skills" Wanted from Employers
A survey of employers found that nearly 3 in 4 valued the “soft skills” – listening, critical thinking, attention to detail and effective communications.
Is Student Debt Preventing Grads from Home Ownership?
The Federal Reserve is blaming student debt as the main culprit as to why younger Americans aren’t buying homes, according to recent research.
Study: There Are Economic Benefits for Educating the Incarcerated
Inmates are not eligible to for Pell Grants, but a recent study from the Vera Institute of Justice and Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality suggest there is a real economic benefit to allowing those incarcerated to use funds for their education.
ABA Pushing to Link Bar Passage Requirements for Law Schools
The American Bar Association is soon to propose a new rule for law schools: more than three quarters of graduates pass the bar exam within two years or the school is risking forfeiting its accreditation.
Study: Veterans Underrepresented at Prestigious Institutions
Only one in ten veterans use their GI Bill to enroll in elite institutions while one in three will use the bill to attend a for-profit institution, according to a study on veterans produced by Ithaka S+R.
Study: More College Students are Food Insecure
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted a study finding evidence of increasing food insecurity among college students.
Survey: Will OER Lead to a Decrease in Use of Textbooks?
Open educational resources are growing in popularity, according to a survey of more than 4000 faculty members conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group.