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No matter the degree, most students want the same thing out of education — career preparation that will equip them for employment’s unsteady future. 58 percent of respondents to the Strada-Gallup Alumni Survey said that work outcomes were their primary motivation for pursuing higher education. But even if they know what they want, students today aren’t sure they’re getting it. Another Strada-Gallup survey reported that only about a third of college students feel they’ll...

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Overall postsecondary enrollment numbers are decreasing, and online education is eating into what's left   Online courses continue to become more popular in the United States, and with good reason. In 2016-17, overall postsecondary enrollment dropped by almost half a percent, while the number of students who took at least some of their courses online grew by 5.7%. Over the last 15 years alone, online enrollment has quadrupled!   However, a report from...

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From the years 2013-2018, Harvard University raised $9.6 billion from private donors alone, crushing the previous record of $6.2 billion (held by fellow private school Stanford University). This is an unprecedented raise of capital, with $1.3 billion directed to funding financial aid for the institution. However, Harvard is one of the most celebrated and recognizable universities in the world, let alone the United States. Is...

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Meet the team behind DegreeSight, the best degree planning software out there.

Social emotional learning (SEL) takes a whole-child approach by emphasizing students’ emotional well-being and social skills as they become increasingly important in education and outside of school. SEL helps students develop emotional intelligence that allows them to manage emotions, show empathy for others and establish healthier interpersonal skills to drive towards more fulfilling relationships. What does that have to do with EdTech? A lot, actually....

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Degree plan for the graduating class

There is an increase in Competency-based education, which allows students to apply their work and life experience to their education. These degree programs tend to be less expensive, self-paced, and more career-oriented. If students—either through workplace training, outside reading, or purely life experience—happen to have the competence and knowledge required for a particular subject, they can take the test and get credit without having to...

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The intersection of education and technology offers an exciting opportunity for those with digital skills. Educators and administrators alike can leverage social media marketing to enhance their programs, grow their student body, and improve their enrollment procedures. Whether you’re looking to nurture your student community online or develop your social media channels from scratch the ideas below will help your university attention grow. Recruit high-potential students With the number of students enrolled...

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Meet the team behind DegreeSight, the best degree planning software out there.

57% of students enrolled in college do not graduate after six years. Of that 57%, 33% of them drop out entirely. Recent studies show that students are taking longer than ever to earn their degrees. Four years was the accepted norm, the 5- or 6-year plan has now become something of a standard in colleges and universities across the country. Is this student choice, or does factors beyond their control...

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Degree plan for the graduating class

Across the country, high school seniors are gathering their gowns and mortarboard caps. Graduation is dawning for millions of students, and the path toward what's next might be clear. And it might not be. Even for those who are college-bound, the details can be a little fuzzy. Particularly when it comes to creating a degree plan. For some students, it might be pretty straightforward. Some degree...

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academic advising

At DegreeSight, we know that there are plenty of challenges facing students everyday that affect their ability to graduate on time. And those challenges intensify for part time students. This population has different needs from full time students when it comes to academic advising and degree planning. The gap in persistence and ultimately completion between full time and part time students varies from institution to institution....

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