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January 8, 2020
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Buffeted by enrollment pressures and cuts in state and federal support, New England higher education institutions are being squeezed tight. Some to the breaking point. More than 20 have closed or merged in the past five years. What would happen if a recession hit on top of this? NEBHE gathered economists and higher ed leaders to explore just that question.
In a matter of seconds, a student at a high school in Santa Clarita, California, shot several of his fellow students and then killed himself. Despite the usual outpouring of support for survivors and displays of empathy, those in higher education often don't reflect on how these K-12 shootings affect us directly.
Unemployment for college graduates is at its lowest point in over a decade at just 2.1%, compared with 3.7% for those with a high school diploma, according to October 2019 figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But a familiar tale of frustration simmers below the surface of these seemingly positive numbers.
New data shows higher education enrollment reaching a 10-year low ... read the latest from NEJHE's "DC Shuttle," featuring national news drawn from our friends at the New England Council.
Comings and Goings highlights key appointments and job changes in New England higher education and beyond.
News around NEBHE
The Teagle Foundation and the Davis Educational Foundation are co-funding a three-year impl ementation grant to develop systematic transfer pathways between community colleges and four-year independent colleges in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Among other things, the Guarantee will mitigate credit loss, increase persistence and degree completion, and meet geographic needs of students who lack proximity to a public four-year institution.
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