Overwhelmed by all the options for college? Can't possibly visit the dozen campuses that your high school student wants to see? Technology is once again stepping in to save us time. In this case, it's with online virtual tours of college campuses. YourCampus360.com started producing virtual walking tours of campuses to post on their websites about a year ago. Visitors can click through photos, hear narration, and look inside and outside buildings from all angles. When you get to a theater, you can click to see a musical performance or view a clip from a basketball game as you ...


About 49 percent of students who began to pursue a certificate or bachelor's degree in 2003-04 completed it within six years.


Every family I know seems to have had this discussion lately: Does it matter where you go to college?


With the college application essay gaining importance in admissions decisions, an expert offers prospective students some advice.


Think your school is doing a good job of preparing students for life beyond high school. How about getting an outsider's take?


While students may enter a for-profit college with high hopes of getting a degree, the vast majority never get one. What they do often leave with is unmanageable debt. Low completion rates and high levels of debt in this growing sector of higher education were outlined in a new report released today by the Education Trust, a nonprofit in Washington that focuses on closing the achievement gap. Just 22 percent of students at for-profit colleges earn a bachelor's degree within six years, compared with 55 percent to 65 percent at public and private nonprofit colleges and universities, according to Subprime ...


More applications than ever are pouring into admissions offices at the nation's colleges, and that is raising concerns about access to higher education.


Experts responded yesterday to a recent report about low college completion rates among minorities with ideas that included remedies from K-12. While there is no quick fix, sponsors of the report, Minorities in Higher Education 2010, convened a panel to discuss the survey results and possible approaches to close the achievement gap. The report found progress in college completion was virtually stagnant for African-Americans and Hispanics. It also showed younger minorities were slipping in their postsecondary attainment compared to their older peers. (See post.) "For high schools, the culture of low expectations that continues to persist is a challenge that ...


City, education, and business leaders in New Haven, Conn., are ramping up efforts to get more students on the track for college. Today, the city is announcing its public schools will be working with College Summit, a nonprofit that promotes a college-going culture in 170 schools in 12 states through workshops and programs. "New Haven is making a commitment to providing support to all students for their path to higher education," says J.B. Schramm, chief executive officer and founder of College Summit. "All high school students will get intensive support, and it is also ensuring that students K-8 know ...


If students are going to be successful at community colleges, they need to be more aware of support available as they transition onto campus. A new report released yesterday by the Center for Community College Student Engagement reveals that 19 percent of students surveyed were unaware their college had an orientation program and 26 percent didn't know about financial-aid advising. And those writing, math, and other skill labs available on campus? Most knew they existed (70 percent), yet 65 percent never stepped in the door for help. Surely, you'd think a college student would take advantage of academic advising. The ...


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