A survey from Civitas Learning found that one-quarter of college students say it will be hard for them to finish their degree, with students describing time management and anxiety as their top challenges. Students say they felt most confident turning to academic advisers for help, but about a quarter say it had been six months or longer since they did so.
Many MBA programs now are recruiting students with liberal arts backgrounds, and some are helping to prepare them for the math-intensive curriculum. The Yale School of Management invites some students to a math camp to hone skills in areas such as statistics and calculus.
A San Francisco company called PassRight is helping businesses that may not be able to secure H-1B visas for foreign workers apply for O-1 visas instead. The so-called "genius visa" is awarded to foreign workers with "extraordinary ability or achievement" and the program does not have a cap like the H-1B visas.
Tennessee education officials are revamping their career and technical pathways initiative to offer students more options, so they can choose between enrolling in college or entering the workforce. Mike Krause, Tennessee Higher Education Commissioner executive director, says the revamp of Tennessee Pathways will ensure more students are ready for college or a career.
More than 5,000 new freshmen from California enrolled in four-year colleges and universities in Arizona in 2016, according to US Education Department figures. Even as the University of California system is enrolling more in-state students than it has before, the California State University system turned away more than 30,000 in-state students in 2017, data show.
Higher-education must adapt to "demand-driven education," according to a report from Jobs for the Future and Pearson, which will require institutions to offer more competency-based programs and partner with businesses. The report's authors say colleges and universities will need to offer flexible and adaptive pathways that will support learners in all stages of their careers.
A $15 million donation to the Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics will be used, among other things, to establish a new endowment and support research and tuition assistance for students. The gift, one of the largest to the institute, was made by the institute's national advisory board chairman, Alex Levi, and his wife, Vicki.
This year's GMAC Annual Conference in Boston brought together attendees from 261 universities in 32 countries to take part in the premier event for professionals in the graduate business and management industry. Find the most relevant highlights and relive the event through our photo slideshow in our event recap. Read more at GMAC Advisor.
Some midtier US business schools have seen a decline in enrollment among international students, compared with last year, an analysis shows. Schools ranked in the top five by Poets & Quants, in contrast, saw either small increases or no change in their international enrollment this year, compared with last year, the data show.
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