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May 17, 2024

Drexel University To Offer 50% Tuition Scholarship To Community College Graduates Nationwide

Drexel University has announced that it’s expanding its unique Drexel Promise scholarship program and will offer 50% renewable scholarships for the cost of tuition to all admitted community college graduates, starting […]
May 8, 2024

US colleges face ‘perfect storm’ on international recruitment

Nafsa head says universities must recruit more proactively as election looms, competition mounts and unrest grips campuses US universities have been relying on their reputation alone to attract […]
January 12, 2024

ICEF Podcast: The enduring appeal of study destination USA

Listen in as ICEF’s Craig Riggs and Martijn van de Veen discuss the latest developments in our sector, with a focus on some of the key […]
October 21, 2023

USCIS plans big changes to H-1B visa; Indians Impacted

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed a rule to modernize the H-1B specialty occupation worker program. The new rule aims to streamline eligibility […]
October 17, 2023

Bodensteiner to Senate: College Athletics Works Well at Saint Joseph’s

Jill Bodensteiner, JD, MBA, vice president and director of athletics at Saint Joseph’s University, visited Capitol Hill to serve as an expert witness at the U.S. […]
September 6, 2023

Florida Expected to Approve Classical Exam as a Competitor to the SAT

The Classic Learning Test emphasizes the Western canon and Christian thought. It’s the latest move by Gov. Ron DeSantis to shake up the education establishment. The […]
August 25, 2023

La Salle named to Best College in America list

Money Magazine recognized La Salle University as one of the best colleges in America.   According to the publication’s Best Colleges in America 2023 report, the University received a four […]
August 10, 2023

Facing poor job prospects at home, Chinese students see the allure of study abroad

China’s urban youth unemployment rate soared to 21.3% this past June and is expected to nudge upward to 21.4% by the end of Q3, 2023. This […]
August 2, 2023

Quincy college dorm to house up to 58 families experiencing homelessness, migrants

A college dorm in Quincy will offer emergency shelter for up to 58 families experiencing homelessness, including newly-arrived migrants, as the state opens a second “welcome […]
July 11, 2023

Youth unemployment reaches record high in China

China’s youth unemployment rate (the proportion of unemployed 16-to-24-year-olds) hit a record high of 20.4% in April 2023. This is roughly four times the overall unemployment […]
June 13, 2023

College is remade as tech majors surge and humanities dwindle

Two trends in higher education nationwide are colliding at the University of Maryland: booming enrollment in computer science and plummeting student demand for the humanities. Premvanti […]
May 28, 2023

Giving Transfer Students a Financial Boost

Duquesne University is working to attract transfer students with a new state grant-matching program. Higher ed experts expect more four-year universities to follow suit and actively […]
May 26, 2023

Florida public colleges need permission to take grants from China, other ‘countries of concern’ under new law

Dive Brief: Dive Insight: The new law represents an escalation of a national-scale conservative campaign to weed out influence in American higher education from some countries, […]
May 4, 2023

I’ve Worked on Admissions for more than 40 Years

Admissions for me was once a mostly invisible profession. Early in my career, I’d go to a party, and after people asked what I did, they’d […]
March 11, 2023

Jaded with education, more Americans are skipping college

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — When he looked to the future, Grayson Hart always saw a college degree. He was a good student at a good high […]
March 8, 2023

Student mobility from Sub-Saharan Africa could double by 2050

Students from Sub-Saharan Africa are being recruited in their numbers and the competition is increasing, with indicators predicting that the region’s 430,000 outward mobile students will […]
March 4, 2023

More American students looking to save money consider an international college education

When Emma Freer was a high school senior in 2011, her impression of American campus culture — sororities, football games, broad course requirements — didn’t appeal. […]
January 7, 2023

Should You Give Up Your Salary and Go to Grad School?

Big layoff announcements and growing fears about the economy usually mean more applications to M.B.A. and other graduate programs. But this time, career advisers and analysts are preaching […]
November 24, 2022

The incredible shrinking future of college

In 2021, Shippensburg University won the NCAA Division II Field Hockey championship, completing an undefeated season with a 3-0 victory over archrival West Chester. The “Ship” […]
November 11, 2022

For India, US Visa Processing Time To Become Shorter By Mid-2023

India has been one of the very few countries where applications for US visas saw a major upswing after coronavirus-related travel restrictions were lifted. New Delhi:  […]
September 27, 2022

N.J. tuition aid is going up. Here’s how much college students can get this year.

Some New Jersey college students who qualify for financial aid will receive more money in their award packages from the state this year. The state budget […]
August 18, 2022

Parents of a college student allegedly killed by ex-boyfriend say they feel ‘betrayed and lied to’ after school reveals missteps

“The university told us it did everything it could … but this turned out not to be true,” Zhifan Dong’s parents said in their first media […]
August 3, 2022

The U.S. may never regain its dominance as a destination for international students. Here’s why that matters.

American higher education has long prided itself on being a brilliant beacon, attracting generations of students from around the globe. They come for education and for […]
July 21, 2022

Why America Is Losing International Students

American higher education has long prided itself on being a brilliant beacon, attracting generations of students from around the globe. They come for education and for […]
June 9, 2022

Drop in Spring-2022 Enrollment Is Worse Than Expected

New data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center provide a final tally on enrollment for the spring of 2022 — and reveal a persistent trend: College […]
May 3, 2022

Its Finances Dire, This Arkansas University Will Lay Off 44 Tenured Faculty Members

A public four-year college in Arkansas plans to cut 25 degree programs and lay off 67 faculty members, 44 of them tenured, to help stabilize its […]
April 28, 2022

Federal judge rules UNT can’t charge out-of-state students more tuition than undocumented students

A federal judge has ruled that the University of North Texas can’t charge out-of-state American students higher tuition than undocumented Texans who qualify for lower in-state […]
April 4, 2022

Oberlin’s Aid to Student Protesters Led to a $32-Million Judgment. The College Appealed, and Lost.

An Ohio appeals court on Thursday upheld a 2019 ruling where Oberlin College must pay nearly $32 million in response to a lawsuit, filed by the owners of […]
February 5, 2022

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December 30, 2021

Omicron Reset: More Colleges Hit Pause Or Remote For Next Semester

With the omicron variant spreading at record speed, accounting for 73% of new U.S. Covid-19 infections for the week ending December 18, more colleges and universities are making […]
December 24, 2021

Biden to lift travel restrictions on southern African countries that were put in place due to Omicron

Washington(CNN)The Biden administration is lifting restrictions on eight southern African countries that were put in place last month after the Omicron variant was first identified in South Africa, […]
November 25, 2021

2 Trustees at a Small College Resigned Over Diversity Concerns. Some on the Campus Want Answers.

The resignation of two trustees in recent weeks has roiled a small Iowa college where students and alumni are raising questions about how much its leaders […]
October 30, 2021

What’s a College Degree Worth?

Higher education’s data crunchers have increasingly been training their sights on the postgraduation career path. It’s an often-unpredictable trajectory shaped by students’ aspirations, talents, and backgrounds, […]
October 5, 2021

During pandemic, number of high school seniors taking key step toward enrolling in college plummets

In a troubling sign of the pandemic’s impact on students’ plans for higher education, a report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum shows less than half the state’s public […]
September 12, 2021

Amazon will pay college tuition for most of its 750k workers

Story at a glance Amazon announced Thursday that it will offer full college tuition payments for its 750,000 hourly employees in the U.S beginning in January. […]
September 5, 2021

Foreign Students Begin U.S. College Deferrals as Delta Spreads

With the delta variant of Covid-19 spreading across the U.S., some colleges are seeing a pickup in deferrals from international students as the worsening public-health situation […]
September 3, 2021

UK: charter flight from China sells out in 30 minutes

An international education organisation that is chartering flights from Hong Kong to the UK has reported high demand from Chinese students trying to reach university campuses, […]
September 1, 2021

Thousands of American University of Afghanistan students and graduates were left behind

(CNN)For the past 15 years, Leslie Schweitzer has helped support the American University of Afghanistan, from literally the ground up. As a board member of the […]
August 25, 2021

Foreign Students Begin U.S. College Deferrals as Delta Spreads

With the delta variant of Covid-19 spreading across the U.S., some colleges are seeing a pickup in deferrals from international students as the worsening public-health situation […]
August 24, 2021

Colleges Say Some Vaccinated Foreign Students Will Need American COVID Jabs Too

More than 500 colleges and universities in the United States will require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before beginning the fall semester, but a patchwork […]
August 19, 2021

Exclusive: U.S. developing plan to require foreign visitors to be vaccinated, official says

WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – The Biden administration is developing a plan to require nearly all foreign visitors to the United States to be fully vaccinated […]
August 16, 2021

4 big benefits of expanding college access with dual enrollment

Even before the pandemic, higher education institutions were being confronted with existential challenges, like declining enrollment and persistent questions around the value of a college degree. […]
August 10, 2021

Universities not returning to face-to-face teaching should not charge full fees, education secretary Gavin Williamson says

Universities that do not return to face-to-face teaching this coming academic year should not be charging full fees, the education secretary has told Sky News. Speaking […]
June 26, 2021

Temporary Presidents, Long-Term Benefits

The changing of the guard in higher education often follows a familiar process: after a college or university president steps down, an interim president takes their […]
June 22, 2021

Do Colleges Need a Foreign Policy?

When Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration announced plans for a dual-degree program with Peking University, in China, earlier this year, many professors opposed it with […]
June 19, 2021

Hunt Is On for High-School Graduates Who Left the College Path

Hundreds of thousands of students who graduated from high school last spring veered off the path to higher education, diverted by the pandemic. Now high schools and colleges […]
June 17, 2021

Student recruitment innovators debate digital disruption

The role of technology and its potential to disrupt in the student recruitment space was debated by titans of innovation – with new breed edtech edupreneurs […]
June 12, 2021

International enrolments in US ELT fell by 50% in 2020

International enrolment in Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) in the US fell by 50% in 2020 compared with 2019, and student weeks by 51%, according to the […]
June 11, 2021

Colleges hope to bring more international students to campus this fall

Dive Brief: Most international students studied in-person this spring at more than half of 414 colleges and universities surveyed by the Institute of International Education.  Applications from […]
June 6, 2021

Kings announces Southern Oregon partnership

Kings Education has announced a pathway partnership with Southern Oregon University in the US to support international students on campus, as well as work with the institution to recruit international […]