How are these schools boasting such strong placement rates for students?

While NACE's "First Destinations" 2021 showed recuperating rates for graduating bachelor's students, several schools have bucked the national trend, averaging student placement rates well over 10% than average.

Warning: Why incoming college students don’t feel ready for college and career decisions

Industry leaders say the No. 1 challenge is a shrinking talent pool but making college and career decisions troubles many potential college students.

Is catering to part-time students a smart move for colleges?

A new report from Complete College America shows institutions must start meeting shifting demographics and student need.

More than 30 groups call on Biden Administration to support college completion

Increased funding in next year's budget could help retain and get more students to completion.

Academic advocacy on 2 campuses is helping more students cross the finish line

Reaching struggling students before even they know they have a problem is key to "academic advocacy," an emerging high-touch advising model that prioritizes retention and completion.

How virtual advising makes dreams come true during COVID

Even though she was set to graduate high school near the top of her class, Ashley Espinosa wanted her writing to be stronger for her college applications.

Academic advising must go (way) beyond graduation requirements

An industry leader offers perspective on how COVID-19 has raised the stakes for meaningful advisor-student planning.

How the reach of virtual college advising is expanding

Virtual advising and embedded graduates bring college advising to a wider group of students—some of whom may not otherwise receive any substantial guidance in making decisions about postsecondary education.

Exposing the black market of fellowship advising

In the wake of the Varsity Blues scandal, predatory online “educational startups” offering guidance on finding and winning competitive fellowships showcase a troubling flaw in the U.S. educational system, says guest columnist Kyle Mox, an associate dean at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University.

Employability and debt reports could spur more career advising

Data from a recent study links certain college majors to higher levels of loan debt, and another report reveals students’ unrealistic salary expectations. These findings could prompt campus administrators to expand career counseling services and publish more extensive employment data.

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