Giving Compass' Take:

• A recent panel at SXSW EDU discussed college graduates' career readiness and how better data and transparency on costs is a way to take a more customer-centric approach, which would yield more students success. 

• Which trends are most important to helping with college students gaining more employment opportunities? 

• Learn about predictions on the future of higher education. 

Four years, a leafy campus, full-time attendees. What it has long meant to attend college in the U.S. is being turned on its head as institutions find new ways to cater to students' unique postsecondary education needs.

Today about one-quarter of full-time students also work full-time, and a similar share are parents. And for the majority of education consumers — about six in 10 — getting a good job is the main reason they enroll in college, said Ben Wildavsky, senior vice president of national engagement at the Strada Education Network, during a panel on the topic at SXSW EDU in Austin, Texas, this week.

Read the full article about treating students as consumers of higher ed by Hallie Busta at Education Dive