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The Power of Do: Acting on Gallup Data to Drive Graduate Success

Gallup data presented at Summer Seminar indicate that alumni who feel engaged at work are also more likely to feel their college degree was worth it.

Three Things the Marketplace Is Telling Private Higher Education

Our “Trends for 2019” examines three attitudes of prospective students that point independent colleges and universities toward how they should express their value.

Trends for 2019

We examined the attitudes of prospective students and their families that are requiring independent colleges and universities to adjust how they express their value.

Relevance is the Key to Higher Education Value

Exactly how the educational experience is relevant to their lives beyond graduation should be made much more apparent to prospective and current students.
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The Roles of Accountability and Assessment in a College’s Value Proposition

It’s not only prospective students and families who are taking a closer look at specific outcomes by college—so too are legislators, regulators, task forces, and journalists.

Private Higher Education Marketplace Trends for 2017

This year our annual trends report points to three main factors families consider as they calculate a college’s value: price, quality, and outcomes.

Trends for 2017

Prospective students and families calculate a college's value based on their price to attend, the quality of the educational experience, and resulting outcomes of the degree.

Higher Education’s Gift That Keeps Giving

Prospective students and their families search not only for the best college experience they can afford, but also for what it continues to give them as graduates.

Competency-Based Education in a Liberal Arts Context

Since private colleges can do a better job of demonstrating how a liberal arts education prepares students for successful careers, we examined the future of competency-based education in a liberal arts context.
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Meeting Expectations for Return on the College Investment

With an improving labor market and wages finally climbing, expectations of successful job outcomes from earning a college degree are high.
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Jon McGee on Value

Higher education thought leader Jon McGee argues for showing families that the best college value comes from career preparation plus transformational development.

Smart Investment in Higher Ed Outcomes

As higher education administrators invest in new programs, success will depend on their ability to align institutional resources with marketplace needs.