Andrea Lockett

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3 Takeaways from CECU 2017

Posted by Andrea Lockett on 6/16/17 4:21 PM

Last week, Penn Foster traveled to Las Vegas to attend and exhibit at the 2017 CECU Convention. This conference has become an annual voyage for the Penn Foster team. The insights we extract from conversations with partners, colleagues and industry leaders are an invaluable tool we deploy to help us better improve on our education solutions. CECU provides us with actionable ideas for how we can better serve the needs of technical and career colleges.

Every year features new ideas, challenges and discourse. Here are three things I took away from this year’s convention.

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Topics: College Enrollment & Retention, Colleges & Career Schools, blended learning

How Career Colleges Can Increase Retention and Graduation Rates by Offering Remediation

Posted by Andrea Lockett on 3/16/17 11:03 PM

More than 95 percent of American colleges enrolled students who required remedial course work in the 2014-2015 academic year, according to a recent Hechinger Report. And, of the students that took remedial courses while enrolled in a two- or four-year college, 30 percent did not complete their degree.

There are two significant insights that can be made based on the findings of the Hechinger report.

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Topics: College Enrollment & Retention, Colleges & Career Schools, remediation, graduation rates

 

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