Close enewsletter form

Register for Our Enewsletter

Sign up for the Wiley Education Services free quarterly enewsletter to receive updates and higher education industry news.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

December 2018 Monthly News Roundup

Top 5 Higher Ed News Roundup

Recap of December 2018

You’re busy and the higher education news cycle moves fast. That's why we've curated the top stories, articles, and reports from the past month to keep you up-to-date. From higher education progress reports to 2018 industry reflections, see what you may have missed with our December recap.

This month's top news stories include:

  1. US College Completion Rate Climbs to 58%

According to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, student completion rates are up at two- and four-year U.S. colleges, regardless of gender, race and ethnicity, or age. Read the report findings here.

  1. A 2018 Report on the Progress of the American Talent Initiative

To provide more low- and middle-income students with a high quality college education, 108 of the top U.S. colleges and universities have joined the American Talent Initiative, which seeks to enroll and graduate 50,000 more low- and moderate-income students by 2025. Read their progress report, which details some success strategies here.

  1. A Push for Student-Level Data the Feds Don’t Collect

In an effort to collect data needed to better analyze and serve students, several major foundations have partnered to build a system for getting that data themselves – and they’re encouraging more colleges to join them. Read the article here.

  1. Five Reasons Why The Master's Degree Continues To Thrive

Despite recent reports that enrollment numbers for the MBA appear to have peaked, the master’s degree has increased its position in the higher education marketplace for a few key reasons. Read the article here.

  1. Reflections on 2018 Predictions: Playing the Long Game

In early 2018, the Director of UPCEA's Center for Research and Strategy made a set up predictions about how higher and continuing education would change over the year. Read his reflections on these predictions here.

That’s the top news from December (and 2018!). Check back each month for the latest in higher education. In the meantime, please visit our Resources page for in-depth conversations around top higher education topics, or sign up for our quarterly eNewsletter to receive exclusive articles, white papers, and reports directly in your inbox.

See November 2018’s recap here.




Comments are closed here.

  • See how a partnership with Wiley Education Services can help you transform your university’s future by completing the form or calling us at 630-366-2900.
    Questions about textbooks?
    Please email
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.