New College-Ratings Framework Released by U.S. Dept. of Ed.

The U.S. Department of Education released measures to use in rating colleges and universities based on performance, access, and value.

Report: More Supports Needed for Students to Complete College

Jobs for the Future released a report calling for better coordination between state and campus policies to promote college completion, particularly with interventions to assist low-income, nontraditional students.

Diverse College Policies Leave Students Uncertain About Transfer of Credit

As more high school students enroll in accelerated coursework, colleges and policymakers are wrestling with standards for accepting college-level credit.

High School Graduates Feel Unprepared For College and Work, Survey Finds

A national survey of about 1,300 recent high school graduates by the nonprofit Achieve finds most feel high school did not adequately challenge or prepare them for the demands of college and career.

College-Access Programs Show Promising Results in Evaluations

A review of programs in the National College Access Network finds students served enroll and graduate from college at higher rates than their peers who are not in the programs.

Florida Scholarship Program Was Not Unfair to Minorities, U.S. Ed. Dept. Finds

Bright Futures' use of ACT and SAT scores for scholarship eligibility is deemed lawful by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Student Borrowers Warned About Debt-Relief Scams

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shuts down two student loan debt relief service companies for allegedly exploiting student borrowers.

College Enrollment Down Slightly, Report Finds

A new report from National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows overall postsecondary enrollment down 1.3 percent this fall compared to last year, due to drops at community colleges and for-profit institutions.

Student Aid Programs Get Slight Boost in Proposed Federal Budget

Congressional federal budget compromise includes slightly more funding for college access programs and student aid grants.

More Students Graduating From Chicago High Schools Are Enrolling in College

A new study from the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research shows 14 percent of 9th graders will likely earn a bachelor's degree within six years of graduating from high school, up from 8 percent in 2006.


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