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College Enrollment Declines Continue

COLLEGE ENROLLMENT DECLINES CONTINUE
MAY 30, 2019

College enrollment in the U.S. has decreased for the eighth consecutive year, according to new information released on May 23 by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.  The report covers 97 percent of enrollments at degree-granting postsecondary institutions that are eligible to  receive Title IV federal financial aid.  The overall decline this academic year compared to last year was 1.7 percent or roughly 300,000 students.

Private Colleges Set New Records on Tuition Discounts

PRIVATE COLLEGES SET NEW RECORD ON TUITION DISCOUNTS
MAY 16, 2019

Private colleges are offering students discounts on tuition and fees at record-high rates, according to the annual Tuition Discounting Study, released on May 9 by the National Association of College and University Business Officers.  The organization surveyed 405 private, nonprofit colleges for its 2018 study.  The average tuition-discount rates for the 2018-2019 academic year are estimated at 52.2 percent for first-time freshmen and 46.

Poll: Voters Oppose Free College, Loan Forgiveness

POLL:  VOTERS OPPOSE FREE COLLEGE, LOAN FORGIVENESS
MAY 3, 2019

A new Quinnipiac University poll finds that 52 percent of voters oppose making all public colleges free in the United States.  Only 45 percent support free public college.  Fifty-four percent of voters oppose and 41 percent of voters support free public college even if it is paid for by a new tax on wealthy individuals.  Senator Elizabeth Warren has proposed offering up to $50,000 in student loan forgiveness to borrowers with a household income income of up to $100,000.

Trump's New Budget Proposes Cuts to Student Aid

TRUMP'S NEW BUDGET PROPOSES CUTS TO STUDENT AID
 APRIL 1, 2019

President Trump's 2020 U.S. Budget request, which closely resemble the two previous budgets, proposes deep cuts to the U.S, federal student aid programs for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Appropriated programs are cut $1.8  billion in 2020, the student loan programs are cut $207 billion over ten years, and $2 billion is cut from the Pell Grant surplus.  Congress rejected similar proposed cuts to student aid funding in 2018 and 2019.

Most Americans Say Colleges Shouldn't Consider Race

MOST AMERICANS SAY COLLEGES SHOULDN'T CONSIDER RACE
MARCH 28, 2019

Nearly three-fourths of those surveyed by the Pew Research Firm oppose consideration of race in college admissions.
Only 7 percent of Americans believe that race or ethnicity should be a major factor in admissions decisions and 19 percent believe it should be a minor factor.  Solid majorities of white, black, Latino, and Asian Americans shared that view.  

I do not believe colleges and universities should change their admissions policies and practices to accommodate particular racial and ethnic groups.

Nearly Half of Undergraduates are Students of Color

NEARLY HALF OF UNDERGRADUATES ARE STUDENTS OF COLOR
FEBRUARY 28, 2019

The findings from the most recent report from the American Council on Education on race and ethnicity in higher education should not come as a surprise.  Colleges student populations are growing more diverse, yet achievement gaps persist among different racial groups.  All students of color make up more than 45 percent of the undergraduate population compared to 30 percent two decades ago.  Nearly one-third of graduate students are now people of color.

Should a President Teach?

SHOULD A PRESIDENT TEACH?
FEBRUARY 2, 2019

I have spent more than 38 years of my professional life in Christian higher education, the first 33 years of that time in administration, before moving into my current consultative role in semi-retirement.  I began my career serving as the Dean of Students/Vice President for Student Development at Cairn University in Langhorne, PA.  This was followed by serving as the President of Providence University College and Seminary in Otterburne, MB and the President of Simpson University in Redding, CA.

Master's Degrees More Popular, Increasingly Online

MASTER'S DEGREES MORE POPULAR, INCREASINGLY ONLINE
JANUARY 4, 2019

Master's degree programs have grown more popular, enroll more diverse students and are increasingly offered online, according to a new report from the Urban Institute.  They are also getting more expensive, with net prices having risen faster for master's degrees than for bachelor's degrees.  About 785,000 master's degrees were awarded during the 2016-2017 academic year, a rate of two master's degrees for every five bachelor's degrees.

God's Greatest Gift to the World!

GOD'S GREATEST GIFT TO THE WORLD!
December 2, 2018

When God gave His greatest gift to the world. . .

He conducted no  market research. . . He designed no expensive ad campaign. . . He had no celebrity spokesperson. .  He used no media hype. . . He phrased no catchy slogans. . . And He allowed no gimmicks.

In God's amazing plan of salvation. . . He sent His Son. . . Born unto unknown parents. . . In an obscure village. . . Unnoticed by the world. . . To bring us an unforgettable message!

"Aslan Is On The Move!"

"ASLAN IS ON THE MOVE!"
NOVEMBER 5, 2018

C.S. Lewis'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobeis a very popular children's fantasy book that was published in 1950 as one of seven novels inThe Chronicles of Narnia. It has been made into a movie that many of you have had the opportunity to view at the theater.  Most of the novel is set in Narnia, a land of talking animals and make-believe beings that the White Witch has ruled over for one-hundred years of deep winter.  In the story, the four English children live in a big country house during their World War II evacuation from London.
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