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July 16, 2018 // Campus Technology

Today's College Students Shy Away from Face-to-Face Advising

It’s time for student advising to go beyond the traditional format. While 44 percent of college students would like their coaching to be one-on-one in person, according to a recent survey, more collectively would prefer other modes, including e-mailing (18 percent), online via videoconference or texting (both at 11 percent), via personalized college app (10 percent) and by social media (6 percent).

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July 16, 2018 // University Business

One quarter of current college students believe it will be difficult to graduate

Civitas Learning, released the results of a national survey conducted in partnership with the Center for Generational Kinetics, a leading Millennial and Gen Z research firm that asked a cross-section of both traditional and adult learners about their educational experiences, needs and aspirations. According to the data, one quarter of students, across all categories, expressed concerns about their ability to graduate.

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July 16, 2018 // Observatory of Educational Innovation

The challenge of university dropouts

In Latin America, only half of the students between 25 and 29 years old finish university, according to the World Bank Group. To make matters worse, half of these dropouts happen during the first year. A recent survey carried out by the Civitas Learning educational consultancy to 1,500 university students, reveals some of the reasons why students quit higher education and identify areas of opportunity that are rarely addressed.

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July 13, 2018 // SmartBrief

What factors prevent students from graduating?

A survey from Civitas Learning found that one-quarter of college students say it will be hard for them to finish their degree, with students describing time management and anxiety as their top challenges. Students say they felt most confident turning to academic advisers for help, but about a quarter say it had been six months or longer since they did so.

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July 13, 2018 // Inside Higher Ed

One-Quarter of College Students Worry About Completing

Roughly one-quarter of current college students think it will be difficult to finish their degree programs, according to the results of a new survey from Civitas Learning, a student success company, and the Center for Generational Kinetics, a research firm focused on young people.

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July 12, 2018 // EdSurge

New Survey: Students See Anxiety and Time Management Among Top Challenges to Finishing Degrees

According to a new survey released by Civitas Learning in partnership with the Center for Generational Kinetics, students view the top challenges to completing their degrees are anxiety (35 percent of respondents) and time management (36 percent of respondents). Other factors included working too many hours (24 percent of respondents) and feeling overwhelmed with managing responsibilities (31 percent of respondents).

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July 12, 2018 // Press Release

One Quarter of Current College Students Believe It Will Be Difficult to Graduate; Cite Anxiety, Non-Academic Responsibilities as Top Barriers to Completion

Civitas Learning released the results of a national survey conducted in partnership with the Center for Generational Kinetics, a leading Millennial and Gen Z research firm that asked a cross section of both traditional and adult learners about their educational experiences, needs and aspirations. According to the data, one quarter of students, across all categories, expressed concerns about their ability to graduate.

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July 9, 2018 // EducationDive

Addressing the gap between enrollment and graduation

While more high school graduates from all segments of the population are going to college, one in five will drop out before their second year, and that rate is higher among students whose families traditionally have not attended college, a group higher education needs to attract and keep, according to a detailed account from The Hechinger Report.

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July 7, 2018 // Star-Telegram

More high school grads than ever are going to college, but 1 in 5 will quit

While the number of students has been rising, however, so has the proportion who begin as full-time freshmen but fail to come back for a second year. More than 40 percent who leave have a grade-point averages of at least 3.0, or a solid B, according to the education consulting company Civitas Learning.

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July 5, 2018 // eCampus News

Closing the ‘drop-out gap’ for students near credit completion

New research reveals that nearly 1 in 5 students who do not graduate from college have completed 75 percent or more of their required credits, highlighting a troubling gap in college completion.The analysis of more than 300,000 students at 53 institutions, released by Civitas Learning, also shows that 1 in 10 students will reach the 90 percent credit completion threshold before leaving without a degree.

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