Four-Year College Found to Give Completion Edge to Low-Income Students

New research finds completion rates, particularly for low-income students, are considerably higher at four-year colleges among students of similar academic ability compared to those who attend two-year colleges.


Does Sweet Briar's Closing Signal the Fate of Other Small Colleges?

The announcement that the 700-student, all-women's college in Virginia closing has some experts speculating that it's the tip of the iceberg for closures.


Elementary Schools Partner With Hospital for 'Mini Med School' Program

Michigan recognizes elementary schools for an innovative program that invites surgical teams from local hospitals to demonstrate procedures and expose students to medical careers.


Low-Income Students Choose Closest—But Not Always Best—Colleges

A new study finds students in Florida community colleges often do not transfer to four-year universities because they are located too far from their homes.


ACT Inc. Names New CEO from Europe

Marten Roorda will replace Jon Whitmore as CEO of ACT Inc. in the fall of 2015.


House Votes to Expand Use of 529 College-Savings Plans

Families with 529 college-savings plans would be allowed to withdraw money for technology or computer costs under legislation approved by the U.S. House of Representatives.


With Enough Support, Graduation Rates at CUNY Double

The City University of New York finds that a comprehensive support program helped double graduation rates among community college students.


ACT and SAT Security Measures Found to Deter Cheaters

Requirements that test takers submit a photo have reduced imposter incidents by 50 percent since 2012, according to SAT and ACT officials.


By Counting Transfers, Completion Rate at 4-Year Public Colleges Rises to 63 Percent

The National Student Clearinghouse releases third annual report of college completion rate by state, capturing part-time and transfer students along with traditional full-time students.


Northern Colleges Recruiting High School Students in Cold and Snow

Record cold and snow in the Northeast has colleges getting creative when it comes to luring prospective students.


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