With implementation of the Affordable Care Act moving forward, one of the major challenges confronting US health care is determining how many health professionals will be needed, especially in primary care, to treat those who will be newly insured in 2014. Separately, as has been well documented by the John A. Hartford Foundation and others, millions of baby boomers are reaching their sixties, and many will need care by professionals well versed in geriatric care. Read more
Archive for higher education
Is a college education still the American Dream? And if so, how much does it cost to pursue that dream?
In part II of this blog post, Rick Shaffer--our resident financial guru and guest blogger–offers some ways to avoid missteps that might hamper your efforts to obtain college financing.
Here at JSA Consultants, we like to offer common-sense, cutting-edge information regarding topical issues of the day. We blog a great deal about issues related to higher education, but we rarely talk about the ‘elephant in the room’–how most American families can PAY for college without depleting their retirement accounts or taking out additional mortgages.
We’ve asked Rick Shaffer, a nationally renowned expert regarding all things financial, to offer up some advice to help you navigate the financial aid waters. In Part 1 of the post, Rick covers things you can and should do to optimize your financial aid package; in Part 2, he’ll talk about the things to avoid. Read more
A new national survey has found that employers consider meaningful professional experience a must for recent college graduates. In the survey, commissioned by The Chronicle of Higher Education and the American Public Media’s Marketplace and published this week, employers indicated that internship experience is the single most important credential that interests them. Furthermore, more than half of employers reported they had trouble finding recent graduates qualified enough to fill positions at their companies or organizations. Read more
The number of students around the globe enrolled in higher education is forecast to more than double to 262 million by 2025. Nearly all of this growth will be in the developing world, with more than half in China and India alone. The number of students seeking study abroad could rise to eight million – nearly three times more than today. Read more
Click here for working paper on how to build core competencies of civic engagement within higher education (NOTE: I was a consultant on the project).
Stanford University has become the first university to raise $1 billion in a single year. They did it in 2012, ahead of Harvard, Yale, USC, and Colombia, in that order, of the . In FY 2012, roughly 3,500 U.S. colleges and universities raised $31 billion, 2.3 percent more than 2011. What I found amazing was that the top 10 fundraising colleges collected $5.3 billion, or 17 percent, of the $31 billion, even though they represent only 0.3 percent of the 3,500 accredited, nonprofit schools included in the survey. You can read the entire article here.
A record 292,611 students from 194 countries and regions studied in China in 2011,up 10.38 percent from the previous year, figures from the Ministry of Education show. Read more
At the annual conference of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, a panel of high school seniors and college freshmen told counselors they didn’t want a tweet or text from a college, preferring a good old-fashioned phone call. Read more
According to a recent poll by the Pew Research Center, about 39% of students who graduated from college in the past decade took at least one online class. Additionally, a majority of surveyed college presidents believe that this trend will not slow down any time soon. Read more