Latinos, Blacks Strongest Supporters for Increasing College Attainment, Poll Finds

About 61 percent of Americans says it's very important for more Americans to earn some kind of degree or certificate, up from 51 percent last year, according to a Gallup and the Lumina Foundation survey.


Friendly Competition Encourages High School Students to Prepare for College

More than 60 high schools with nearly 40,000 students are competing in the Capital One Bank NYC College Challenge to motivate students to apply for college and financial aid.


Big Shifts in Economy Give College-Educated Workers Clear Edge

Researchers at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce find that having a college degree gives workers an 80 percent wage advantage today, compared to 40 percent in 1967.


Tuition Revenue Keeps Public Colleges Afloat as State Support Lags

A new report from the State Higher Education Executive Officers association finds tuition made up 47 percent of revenues for public colleges for the third year in a row.


Vassar College Recognized for Support of Low-Income Students

The selective liberal arts school in New York was honored by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for increasing financial aid and more than doubling the percent of low-income students enrolled in recent years.


Career Technical Education Programs Honored for Excellence

The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium recognizes nine CTE programs for their high impact and high quality in its 2015 Excellence in Action Awards.


In College Admissions, Who You Know Matters, Survey Finds

A Kaplan survey of college admissions officers reveals one in four felt pressure to admit a well-connected applicant who did not meet the school's standards.


College Policy Focus Moves Over Time From Access to Completion

As college enrollment increases, but completion remains flat, efforts are underway to better track and support students on the path to a degree.


Report Gives States Poor Grades on Serving Low-Income, Advanced Students

An analysis of state action to support high-achieving, low-income students reveals a "policy vacuum" in supporting this population.


Few States Link College-Readiness Tests to Meaningful Supports, Report Finds

A new report from the Education Commission of the States looks at how states measure college readiness and what actions they take based on the scores.


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