November 2012 Archives

Most Americans say a college degree is necessary for financial success, but many question the value and see costs as a barrier.

Applying early to college is growing in popularity among students, but research shows it's not giving as much of an edge.

A new college-counseling report highlights changing factors in the admissions process.

A new report calls for greater emphasis on equity in education to provide trained workers for the new economy.

Education is among the "meaningful majors that can change the world," says a new survey.

Efforts expand to encourage students to look beyond college name to find best price and fit.

In the final push for college applications, experts suggest parents let their children lead the process.

Senator Charles Schumer is pushing for the New York State Board of Regents to approve initiatives that would create two new alternative graduation pathways for high schoolers--one in career and technical education, and the other in STEM.

An annual survey shows improvement in freshman engagement but student concern over finances.

A panel of higher education experts discuss innovations and reforms needed to make college more accessible and affordable.

A new study shows a higher college-completion rate when nontraditional student pathways are included.

New survey cites lack of support and parenthood as top reasons for high school students dropping out; dropout-recovery programs try innovative approaches to attracting students back to education.

An annual report from the International Educational Exchange shows a 5.7 percent increase in international students on U.S. campuses, while Americans studying abroad grew by 1 percent.

National Association of College Admission Counseling released information on college search trends that shows students are applying to more colleges and applications are up the greatest at the most selective institutions.

A new report finds 80 percent of transfer students with an associate degree graduate or remain in a four-year institution.

Young voters turn out at same pace as last presidential election to help give Obama a second term.

Record shares of young adults are completing high school and going to and finishing college, says a new report.

Final regulations for the new student-loan repayment plan are intended to ease payments for many borrowers.

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities calls for increased partnerships with P-12 to improve college readiness.

Lesser-known rankings by U.S. News can help students compare college costs, merit aid, and student debt.


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