First-time college freshmen are dropping out, researchers find
Persistence rates were steady as enrollment plummeted during the pandemic, but data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows that freshmen are dropping out.
University admissions chat platform Unibuddy raises $20 million
Unibuddy, which connects university admissions offices with potential students, says it will triple the size of its engineering team.
Pepperdine business school taps machine learning to tout MBA value
Administrators hope to use new technology from AstrumU to calculate the market value of an MBA and attract additional students.
Predictive analytics are only as useful as the university culture around them
Data analytics are a key tool for higher education institutions seeking to bolster student success, but don't expect a silver bullet, experts said.
University enrollment is crashing at decade-high rate, new report shows
Universities and colleges saw a nearly 5% drop in their undergraduate enrollment, according to new data from the National Student Clearinghouse.
West Texas A&M president films 3,000 personalized welcome videos for students
West Texas A&M President Walter Wendler said he may be "perpetually hoarse" after filming short videos for every student admitted for the fall 2021 semester.
EAB launches 'Edify' to help higher ed unify scattered data
The University of Montana is among the first to use a new data platform that administrators said will help track critical metrics, like student success.
Purdue U. Global fills new VP and CIO role
The online university for adult learners has hired Tim Werth, an official at Purdue's flagship campus, as its first vice president of administrative services and chief information officer.
Low-income students dominate pandemic's college enrollment decline
New data from the National Student Clearinghouse reinforces recent reports that fewer students are enrolling in higher education straight out of high school.