Colleges Are 'Undermining' Pell Grants, Report Finds

A report by the New America Foundation finds many colleges are failing to do enough to make higher education affordable for low-income students.


Students, Admissions Officers Differ Over Planned SAT Changes

A new poll by Kaplan Test Prep finds high school students not as enthused about the SAT redesign as college-admissions officers.


All Kindergartners in Nevada Given College Savings Accounts

The Nevada Kick Start Program hopes to instill a college-going culture at a young age with $50 in college-savings plans for every kindergartener.


Three Universities Model Ways to Improve Graduation for Low-Income Students

A new report highlights approaches that have increased graduation rates at the University of California-Riverside, the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and the University of South Florida-Tampa,


Training Ramps Up to Better Equip School Counselors for College Advising

Professional development and in-service training programs are expanding to help school counselors encourage an increasingly diverse high school population to go to college.


New Ranking Highlights 'Top' Colleges That Draw Economically Diverse Students

The New York Times releases a new college access index and analysis of top schools that recruit low-income students.


Little Change at the Top of U.S. News 'Best Colleges' Ranking

The 2015 edition includes information on student-loan-default rates and campus safety for the first time.


U.S. Losing Its Lead in College Completion, Says International Study

The latest annual education report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development shows that the United States has fallen behind many other nations in college-completion growth rates, despite a large share of Americans having a college degree.


Keeping 9th Graders on Track Can Move Grad Rate, Research Finds

Research from the University of Chicago focusing on keeping 9th graders on track pays off in graduation rates.


Shortcomings of State Lottery-Funded Scholarships Outlined in New Paper

New research from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities finds lottery proceeds rarely match projections to fund college scholarship programs.


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