3/4 say college is too costly

Higher education is critical for workforce success — and too expensive, according to respondents to a Gallup/Lumina Foundation poll. Seventy percent of those surveyed favored awarding credit based on mastery of content rather than time in class and 87 percent said students should  receive college credit for knowledge and skills acquired outside of the classroom.


Adults get credit for what they already know

A new tool is helping adults get college credit for what they’ve learned on the job, in the military or through independent study.

College credits without college classes

As more adults try to earn college degrees, less-selective colleges are giving credits for “prior learning.”

The “completion agenda” — the push to get more students to a college degree — can’t ignore quality, say academics. Does the degree signify real knowledge and skills?