Interest among international business students to attend schools in the UK has increased by nearly 10% in the past year, according to a study by CarringtonCrisp. Business-school leaders had worried that the Brexit vote would lead to a decline in international enrollment.
A new program launched by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada will streamline study permits for students from China, India, the Philippines and Vietnam. The Student Direct Stream will make it "easier and faster" for students to enroll in Canadian schools, said Universities Canada CEO Paul Davidson.
About 57% of students say they pursued an MBA to acquire new skills and knowledge about business, while 49% said the pursuit of a new job or career prompted them to enter a program, a survey finds. "They are interested in the actual learning and hope to use it to gain more interesting work that they can feel passionate about," John Byrne, editor-in-chief of Poets and Quants, writes in this commentary.
A federal judge has ruled that the US Department of Education must stop student-debt collection against all former students of the for-profit Corinthian Colleges. The ruling was a clarification of an earlier decision by the judge that the department had violated privacy laws in its debt-relief decisions.
As the extension of year-round Pell Grants enters its second year, colleges in some states, such as Louisiana and Alabama, have seen growth in summer enrollments, data show. Kim Cook, executive director of the National College Access Network, says taking summer courses can be key to helping some students finish their degrees on time.
Three-quarters of people surveyed by Verndale said they don't believe fully online colleges can provide a "true college experience" for students, but only half of students who have experienced blended-learning environments felt that way. The data also showed that 73% said employers now, or in the future, would place the same value on degrees, whether they were earned online or in a traditional campus setting.
The University of Missouri will use a $1 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to increase student engagement in the sciences. The five-year grant, also given to 32 other colleges, is aimed at increasing economic and racial diversity within scientific fields.
An analysis of data by Richard Garrett, chief research officer at Eduventures, shows that online college programs are increasing access for adult students and keeping tuition low for such programs. However, Garrett says his research also revealed lower graduation rates for online students, compared with those who took courses on campus or through blended-learning programs.
New college graduates can succeed professionally if they expect excellence from themselves, practice integrity and volunteer to take on extra responsibilities, writes Maynard Webb, founder of the seed investment firm Webb Investment Network. He notes that success comes from working for a higher purpose but also encourages graduates to find ways to make work fun.
A survey from the College Savings Foundation finds that 81% of high-school sophomores, juniors and seniors would prefer that colleges focus on teaching skills instead of emphasizing majors. The data also show that the cost of college was important to three-quarters of the students, and that 85% expect to work while in college.