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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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July 5, 2018 // The Texas Tribune

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 // The Hechinger Report

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

At a time when growing proportions of high school students have been successfully encouraged to go on to college, more than one in five full-time freshmen nationwide fail to return for a second year, according to the data. More than 40 percent who leave have 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 3, 2018 // Built in Austin

On the move: 9 Austin tech companies announced new executives in June

Execs are on the move once again. Civitas Learning added Jenny Fuller to its roster of executives as VP of people operations.

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June 29, 2018 // Built in Austin

Women in leadership at 7 Austin tech companies share advice for others entering the industry

Promoting women to leadership roles creates more than an inclusive work environment — it creates a more successful company. Austin tech has a long way to go in order to get more women a seat at the “boys’ table,” but we’re already seeing an increase of incredible leaders — who happen to be women. April Downing, the new COO of Civitas Learning is highlighted and asked what her advice is for women looking to move into tech leadership roles.

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June 20, 2018 // Press Release

Civitas Learning Hires Talent Management Expert as Vice President of People Operations

Student success leader Civitas Learning today announced the hiring of accomplished talent management leader Jenny Fuller to support the development of Civitas Learning employees and boost the recruitment and retention of talent.

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