Tag: Colleges

College Consensus Publishes Annual Ranking of the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania 2020

To identify the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2020, College Consensus combined the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student reviews to produce a unique consensus rating for each school. According to College Consensus founder Jeremy Alder, “Similar to what Rotten Tomatoes does for movies, College Consensus gathers the publisher rankings and student reviews from around the web and distills the results into simple, easy-to-understand scores so students can quickly and easily compare schools. It is the ranking of all rankings, so to speak.” Learn more about the College Consensus rankings methodology at 

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What do new projections of high school graduates mean for colleges and universities?

New projections released today showing more students graduating from high school than had been previously expected are good news for higher education, where traditional-aged 18- to 24-year-old students make or break budgets for many colleges and universities.

But they don’t change the outlook for a sector that has for decades relied on a steadily growing pipeline of students. Higher education will soon face shrinking cohorts of traditional-aged students, whose enrollment has long been key to making budgets balance. The sector may not be able to kick the can down the road and avoid fixing its creaky business model much longer.

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Here’s How Colleges Should Help Close the Digital Divide in the COVID-Era

San Antonio, Texas, the place my family currently calls home, ranks high among major cities with the fastest-growing number of COVID-19 infections. Add in Houston, Austin, and Dallas, and Texas now accounts for over 7 percent of the nation’s 3 million cases. It’s a harsh and disastrous reality that is wreaking havoc on families, local economies and the education system.

One key problem prevalent in many low-socioeconomic communities around the nation—like San Antonio, which now has the highest poverty rate of the country’s 25 largest metro areas—is the digital divide. Digital divide is a term used to describe

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These Private SoCal Colleges Are Trying To Figure Out How To Reopen Their Campuses In The Fall: LAist

Pepperdine University in Malibu says contact tracing and following CDC cleaning guidelines would be among measures instituted for a fall 2020 reopening. (Pepperdine University)

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While public university community college systems have announced that their campuses will remain closed this fall, a handful of small, private universities in Southern California say they’re making plans to welcome back students to campus.

“Our goal is to resume in-person classes in fall and bring

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Community Colleges Brace For Surge In Student Mental Health Needs: LAist

Los Angeles Trade Tech College is one of nine colleges in the Los Angeles Community College system. (Adolfo Guzman-Lopez/LAist)

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Mental health services in California community colleges are severely underfunded compared to the University of California and Cal State systems. As the coronavirus crisis lingers and emotional pressures rise, some administrators worry that they won’t be able to meet all of their students’ needs.

Many students are stressed out by the

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