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January 2019 Monthly News Roundup

Top 5 Higher Ed News Roundup

Recap of January 2019

You’re busy and the higher ed 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 state funding trends to Gen-Z impact surveys, see what you may have missed with our January recap.

This month's top news stories include:

  1. Ripple Effect: The Cost of the College Dropout Rate

A new report from Third Way calculated the micro- and macroeconomic benefits of raising college graduation rates from their current rate of 57% to the national high school graduation rate of 84% for a single class of students entering two- and four-year schools. Read the report findings here.

  1. All Grown Up: Cybersecurity Moves into the Mainstream

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing industries. To help colleges understand where the field is going and how it’s evolving, Eduventures compiled high-level market research, which includes information on areas of opportunity and rising competition. Read the overview here.

  1.  U.S. Continues to Slip Behind Other Countries in Percentage of Population with Degrees

In 2009, The Obama administration announced the American Graduation Initiative to increase the number of 25 to 34-year-olds with college degrees or certificates. But according to The Herchinger Report, the U.S. is way behind on meeting that goal. Read the report here.

  1. ‘A Marginally Better Year’ for State Funding

According to an annual survey from Grapevine, an annual compilation of data on state fiscal support for higher education, state support for higher education rose 3.7 percent in fiscal year 2018-19, up from just 1.6 percent the previous year. Read the article here.

  1. Research: The Gen Z Effect

To understand the impact Generation Z (those born after the mid-1990s) will have on employers and educators, Dell Technologies surveyed 12,000 Gen Z secondary and post-secondary students. Read the survey results here.


That’s the top news from January. 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 December 2018’s recap here.

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