Throughout Florida, colleges and universities are hiring faculty to accommodate growing high-demand fields like health and engineering.
Enrollment & Retention
While most institutions use financial aid systems to award and distribute regular financial aid, that isn’t always the case with emergency aid. Usually, each student’s situation must be evaluated to determine whether emergency financial help is warranted and if so, at what level.
That process isn’t always built into the standard financial aid system—so institutions often need to get creative to make it automated.
Private college leaders want to collaborate more closely on issues of access and affordability—but federal antitrust laws prevent institutions from even having discussion about them.
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.