February 2012 Archives

New report from the National Student Clearinghouse Center finds one-third of college students transfer within five years before earning a degree.


Rick Santorum calls out the Obama administration for what he sees as its college-for-all agenda, part of a broader debate over postsecondary priorities.


Early high school graduation is encouraged in some states with scholarship incentives. Join an online chat on the concept Monday Feb 27 at 1 p.m.


New U.S. Census reports show 30.4 percent of Americans over age 25 have at least a bachelor's degree.


New study highlights employment challenges for for-profit college graduates compared with counterparts from other higher education institutions.


New paper from the Center for College Affordability and Productivity offers updated view of William Bennett's hypothesis about the link between increased financial aid and rising tuition costs.


Administration seeking feedback on new draft of college scorecard to help students compare value and affordability of schools.


U.S. News lists 62 colleges that claim to cover 100 percent of student financial need.


University of Texas releases blueprint of ideas for helping students graduate in four years.


Research from Public Agenda underscores business leaders' concern over college costs, access and the impact on the economy.


President's FY 2013 budget draws reaction from higher education community groups


New budget proposal for FY 2013 by President asks for Pell Grant increase and job training programs in community colleges.


Research from the University of Alabama show rural students benefiting from Pell Grant increases.


Policy brief from American Association of Community Colleges argues for need to keep open access at two-year schools, despite pressure from completion agenda


The 8th Annual AP Report to Nation Reveals Student Potential Out-Paces Enrollment in AP.


Response mounts to Claremont McKenna's inflated SAT scores to college rankings.


Richard Schwartz offers advice on the importance of quality and value on choosing college.


New article from the American Educational Research Journal finds student who take more rigorous courses in high school are more likely to graduate and succeed in college.


Community colleges have their work cut out for them in closing the gap between student aspirations and results, a new report finds.


New study of college freshman show fewer getting into first-choice college and gap in acceptance versus attendance.


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