Gainful Employment

Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

Recent events such as the American Council on Education’s release of their Recalibrating Regulation of Colleges and Universities report, the introduction of the Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act, and APSCU’s latest motion in their suit against the Gainful Employment rule may give hope to colleges that are feeling overburdened by regulation compliance these days. Read more about Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

Why President Obama Wants Community Colleges to Act More Like For-Profit Colleges

During the recent three-day American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) 94th Annual Convention, Wonderlic representatives had the opportunity to speak with leaders from institutions across the nation. This year’s convention was filled with Community College leaders profoundly excited about the White House’s attention and commitment to their sector. Read more about Why President Obama Wants Community Colleges to Act More Like For-Profit Colleges

Are Your Students Learning What Employers Need?

Your students come to school to gain an education that will lead to gainful employment. But how can you make sure you’re giving your students all the skills they will need to thrive in the workplace?

Traditional Grades are Meaningless
From an employer’s perspective, having a degree or certificate and a good GPA is necessary, but not enough. Just because a person graduated from college doesn’t mean they actually learned and retained what they need to know. Read more about Are Your Students Learning What Employers Need?

How Can You Tell if Your Graduates Will Meet Employer Needs?

Producing students who are properly prepped for the workforce is not only beneficial to the student, it is also representative of the quality of your program. When your graduates consistently have the necessary skills to be successful, the reputation of your school is strengthened and employers are likely to recognize your students as being top candidates. But how do you know if your graduates are really ready to meet employer needs? Read more about How Can You Tell if Your Graduates Will Meet Employer Needs?

For-Profit Repayment Rates Improving

Last Friday, the Department of Education released new data on two- and three-year federal student loan cohort default rates.

Don’t let the news get you down. There were some exciting – and positive – numbers that came
out of the report: the two-year default rate of for-profit institutions decreased from 15%
to 12.9%.
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Embracing Gainful Employment

On the eve of implementing the Department of Education’s (ED) highly controversial Gainful Employment regulations, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled against the Department of Education and struck down the regulations, stating that, “The debt repayment standard was not based upon any facts at all.” Read more about Embracing Gainful Employment

Understanding the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam

The leading student admissions test for Career Colleges is the SLE. This short video explains what it is, what it’s used for, and how it can help your school admit students who are likely to succeed in the classroom and beyond.

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APSCU 2012: Turning up the Heat!

The heat at this year’s APSCU Conference had little to do with Las Vegas, although temperatures in the 100’s certainly had Wednesday’s golfers sweating! Sessions were well-attended, the exhibit floor was busy throughout the conference, and Thursday evening’s reception and concert were met with enthusiasm.

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