From its early beginnings as New Jersey State Normal School in 1929, New Jersey City University (NJCU) has transformed itself from a small teachers college into a more comprehensive, competitive, and diverse public university. With this history in mind, the University has become a beacon of higher learning for New Jersey’s lifelong learners.
Access & Equity
Nearly two-thirds of chief diversity officers (CDOs) at colleges report they are the first to hold that role at their school, according to a study.
The 23-campus California State University system has eliminated two of the largest barriers facing incoming freshmen pursuing non-STEM majors.
Dual enrollment is designed to increase access and degree attainment. In fact, a 2007 study found that 67 percent of dual-enrollment students enrolled in college after high school (compared to 50 percent of their peers), with 30 percent earning an associate’s degree along with their high school diploma.
Yet students often experience barriers to enrollment.
A failure to gather data—not rigor or readiness—may be the biggest issue facing early college programs, believes Jason Taylor, an assistant professor of higher education at the University of Utah who has devoted his career to studying dual enrollment.
“There is not a lot of empirical evidence on whether the benefits outweigh the costs,” he says.