Graduation rates and access to mental health services on college campuses in this week’s news roundup!

Happy Friday!  Today marks the 100th anniversary of Copa America.  Fun fact, Copa America is the oldest international continental football competition.  USA takes on Columbia at 9:30 ET tonight, so be sure to tune in and cheer them on!  In other news, this week’s articles focus on the U.S. Department of Education, graduation rates, and access to mental health services on college campuses.  Enjoy!

The Department and St. Catharine (Inside Higher Ed)
After being placed on heightened cash monitoring by the U.S. Department of Education, St. Catharine College will close in July.

Hidden Side of the College Dream: Mediocre Graduation Rates (The New York Times)
A look at graduation rates at four-year public and private colleges and universities.

Counseling Anytime, Anyplace (Inside Higher Ed)
Students call for colleges and universities to provide 24-hour telephone mental-health support.

Not So Gainfully Employed (Inside Higher Ed)
A study released on Monday reveals that students who enroll in for-profit colleges ultimately see a decline in earnings.

About the Author

Jen McCrindle, MPA
Jen McCrindle, MPA is the Assistant Director of Policy Analysis and Communication for the American Psychological Association’s Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation (OPCA). OPCA works with the Commission on Accreditation to accredit doctoral, internship, and postdoctoral residency psychology programs that prepare trainees for practice in health service psychology. She has a diverse background working in the health service field and with regulatory bodies. In her work in specialized/professional accreditation, she ensures that the Standards of Accreditation for Health Service Psychology closely align with state psychology licensing boards’ and accreditation recognition bodies’ policies, including the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation. She also is an adjunct faculty member for Villanova University’s Department of Public Administration. Currently, she is working with the APA Commission on Accreditation to implement new accreditation standards and policies for health service psychology training programs that lead to licensure. In her spare time, Jen enjoys running, traveling, and cooking new dishes.