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The importance of requisite corequisite

If offered correctly, corequisite courses can significantly improve the academic success of students across the country. Dr. Brandon Protas from Complete College America explains why and how this can work.

May 6, 2022 | by Brandon Protas

Exploring the value of community college baccalaureates

The possibility to earn a bachelor’s degree at a community college can drive equality in education for minority students and provide a better educated workforce to meet the needs of communities.

April 22, 2022 | by Ivy Love

Interview: The Lumina Foundation on post-secondary education

Since 2008, the Lumina Foundation has been on a mission to increase the number of Americans with post high school education. Our expert Mike Nietzel discusses this goal with Lumina Foundation vice president, Chauncy Lennon.

April 1, 2022 | by Dr. Michael Nietzel

Why America’s community colleges continue to be important

Community colleges have seen a major decrease in their enrollment numbers for the past decade. While this decrease is due to numerous reasons, the fact remains that the education they provide is essential to the future of the American workforce.

March 18, 2022 | by Dr. Michael Nietzel

Why applications to college may be bouncing back

Recent reports indicate increases in student enrollment applications. We look at the factors that seem to be driving this trend.

March 17, 2022 | by Dr. Michael Nietzel

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Two women making a difference to 2.12 million people incarcerated in the U.S.

The Last Mile project is working to change the future trajectories of people incarcerated in...

March 8, 2022 | by Ana Mcginley

Higher education budgets are set to rebound: what that means for students

State budgets for 2022 seem to be leaning favorably towards higher education. What will more...

February 21, 2022 | by Dr. Michael Nietzel

Is higher education philanthropy finding a new purpose?

Many mega-donations have recently gone to minority-serving colleges. Are big-time donors shifting their priorities?

January 21, 2022 | by Dr. Michael Nietzel

University price fixing lawsuit may do real damage

The 568 Group's alleged financial aid conspiracy threatens to do greater damage to higher education's...

January 15, 2022 | by Dr. Michael Nietzel

Prison education across the U.S.

This article from the degree choices team evaluates the US prison education system, highlighting key...

November 4, 2021 | by DegreeChoices Staff

What you need to know about need-blind admissions

Need-blind admissions helps students who are at a financial disadvantage have an equal opportunity to...

October 27, 2021 | by Dr. Michael Nietzel

Why ranking high schools is such a bad idea

Although rankings are meant to showcase outstanding schools they can be misleading and harmful to...

October 21, 2021 | by David Levy

How veterans can better access meaningful employment

Finding employment that reflects a veteran's experience and knowledge is difficult, but opportunities to resolve...

October 21, 2021 | by Olga Knezevic

Diversity in nursing education

Concordant patient-clinician relationships are an important aspect of the healthcare system which is why diversity...

October 20, 2021 | by Kevin N. Shriner

Which teachers are most in demand? A look at shortages, job openings and pay by subject and state

Which teachers are most in demand across the U.S.? We look at teacher shortages, job...

October 5, 2021 | by DegreeChoices Staff

Is there a solution to the community college enrollment crisis?

COVID has changed many different aspects of our lives including community college enrollment. What are...

October 1, 2021 | by Dr. Michael Nietzel

Corporate hiring: the most in-demand colleges and degrees by Fortune 500 companies

At Degree Choices, we researched which colleges the world's top companies hire from the most, as well...

August 6, 2021 | by DegreeChoices Staff