College, Inc.: college attainment

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 06/06/2012

Are certificates the future of higher education?

Post-secondary credentials in specific fields are the fastest-growing segment of higher education, a new report says.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:50 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Attainment | Tags:  college attainment, higher education, postsecondary certificates

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 03/23/2012

Hispanics are crucial to college completion goals

Hispanics have made huge gains in college attainment, but there’s still a wide gap between completion rates for Hispanics and whites.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:43 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Attainment, Public policy, Research | Tags:  Hispanics, college attainment

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Washington still the nation’s best-educated city

Census Bureau data for 2010 say 47 percent of Washingtonians hold bachelor’s degrees, ahead of Boston and other academic also-rans.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:23 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Attainment | Tags:  Census, college attainment

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Liberal learning: Only for the elite?

Guest writer says that all college students, not just the privileged, should learn critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:41 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Attainment, Community Colleges, Liberal Arts | Tags:  college access, liberal learning, college attainment

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 12/13/2010

Many local schools have narrowed the grad gap

A few dozen of the nation's colleges have drawn notice lately for overcoming racial and ethnic disparities in graduation rates. Several of them are concentrated in the Washington region. In a story published Sunday, I focus on the gap-closing efforts...

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:51 PM ET, 12/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Attainment | Tags:  college attainment, college completion, college completion gap, college graduation, graduation gap

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 08/31/2010

Guest blog: The 'Four-Year College Myth'

Here is a guest blog by Jerry Ice, president of The Graduate School in the District. Created by the Department of Agriculture in 1921 for continuing study, The Graduate School now serves 150,000 students a year as an independent nonprofit...

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:22 PM ET, 08/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Administration | Tags:  GS Graduate School, Jerry Ice, college attainment, four-year college myth