Idaho’s taxpayer-funded dual credit program has grown rapidly — that is, before the pandemic. Gov. Brad Little thinks it’s just a one-year blip, and he isn’t alone.
This fall Idaho’s “go-on rates” decreased in every demographic group — including crucial demographics, such as Hispanic students and students from low-income households.
Only 38 percent of Idaho’s high school graduates continued their education this fall — a one-year decrease of 7 percentage points, or roughly 1,400 students. Is it an anomaly caused by the pandemic?
Students aren’t seeing much of an effect, at least not yet. But by spring, they could start tapping into internships and apprenticeships at the University of Idaho, Boise State University and Idaho State University.
Can colleges and universities remain open this spring, providing a safe, supportive environment for students trying to weather tumultuous times? Student mental health and public health policy are intertwined, perhaps now more than ever.
Boise State will host a virtual summit on Dec. 1, as college leaders from across the nation discuss the needs of at-risk students.
The new program was designed to be a recruiting tool during the pandemic. But could it also help Boise State University with student retention?
Administrators are holding virtual town hall meetings with faculty this week. The university would not allow Idaho Education News to sit in.
Sixteen North Idaho College students and six staff members have self-reported a positive test since Oct. 18, up from six students and three employees the previous week.
The coronavirus pandemic had Idaho colleges and universities fearing the worst. But the four-year schools have avoided catastrophic fall enrollment declines.