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Since 1981, the 918 MacArthur fellows have come from 315 different colleges and universities, according to new data released this week.


The new "Condition of Education" report from the National Center for Education Statistics shows high school and four-year college completion rates rising since 1990, especially among underserved students.


After expiring in 2013, the Higher Education Act is up for reauthorization and lawmakers are considering changes affecting affordability, consumer information, and financial aid, among other matters.


The College Decisions Survey by New America reveals two-thirds of incoming college students say specific college costs is the single most important factor in choosing a college.


A study of the guaranteed tuition mandate in Illinois shows universities raised their prices at a faster rate than if the institutions were allowed annual tuition hikes.


A new report by ACT Inc. shows nearly half of all second-year college students end up declaring a major different than what they thought they would pursue in high school.


Leaders of selective high schools work on strategies to reach out and change policies to attract more qualified, disadvantaged students into their programs.


High school counselors are showing no strong consensus on advising students about taking the current SAT, the new SAT, or the ACT, according to a survey from Kaplan Test Prep.


The Denver Scholarship Foundation released a report showing that every dollar invested in a student who graduates from the program yields 9 times that amount in taxes returned to the economy.


The New America Foundation examined 424 public college and universities to find an increasing number are using merit aid to attract out-of-state students who can pay higher tuition.


A new report from the Education Commission of the States finds states that remove tuition burdens from students in dual enrollment have larger numbers of minority and low-income student participating.


A new survey by the National Association for College Admission Counseling finds 32 percent of students submitted seven or more applications for college admissions, up 10 percent since 2008.


The "2015 Building a Grad Nation" report shows a record high graduation rate of 81.4 percent for high school students, putting the United States on track to reach 90 percent by 2020.


A new paper released by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that high school students who score high enough on an AP exam to get college credit are more likely to earn a B.A. within four years.


The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships met in Washington this week to push for federal policy to expand access to college level courses for high school students.


A new Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce finds while a university degree, on average, gives a $1 million boost in earnings over a lifetime compared to a high school diploma, the payoff varies widely depending on college major.


Results of a study by NACAC and Excelencia in Education show high schools that serve predominantly racial/ethnic minority students differ in school counseling characteristics that may affect college enrollment rates.


The William T. Grant Foundation issues a report, "The New Forgotten Half," showing students who drop out of college without a degree or credential are no better off in the labor market than high school graduates.


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