Changing majors throughout college is incredibly common. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), “within 3 years of initial enrollment, about 30 percent of undergraduates in associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs who had declared a major had
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One of the most common measurements of student success is a school’s graduation rate. The concept is that if students are doing well, they will persist through their programs, finish their classes, and earn their diplomas.
Why are elite universities so expensive? With the average tuition rate of at least $50,000 at ranked private colleges in the U.S., future college students must make educated decisions about the schools they choose to attend.
While theoretical learning definitely holds its place in schools, hands-on learning allows students not only the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge but also become agents of change in their community. Many programs are sprouting up across the United States that allow students to learn through this method of practical application.
As part of the design thinking process, this singular group of business leaders, educators, and policymakers identified key stakeholders in the transformation of the higher education system. NACCE is acting as a catalyst for action and developing a common language and understanding between business and education around how to prepare our nation's workforce for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.
Creatively-inclined students cannot begin to think about complex concepts if they are prioritizing rote memorization rather than developing a deep, multifaceted understanding of the lesson in front of them.
As industries increasingly use automation and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve their business model, what happens to the humans at those jobs? How are colleges preparing students for a technologically-savvy job market where jobs appear and disappear in the middle of the night?
Self awareness can play a large part in academic success. As students continue on their academic path, their interests should play a pivotal role in their major, university, and extracurricular selection. Looking further, these interests play a vital role in their career and earnings.