A new study finds high school preparation and finances are key factors in college completion, dispelling notion that selectivity of a school is an advantage.
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August 07, 2014
August 05, 2014
New research finds that states and districts seeking to boost college and career readiness in STEM fields must work to ensure that more students are prepared for challenging courses.
July 29, 2014
Nearly 31 million Americans have "some college" but no degree in the past 20 years, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
April 17, 2014
NACAC introduces resource to find organizations that help disadvantaged, first-generation college-going students to help colleges in diversity efforts.
December 06, 2013
A review of websites and mobile apps designed to help students in the college application process shows low-income students don't benefit as much from the technology and limitations in the approach.
November 11, 2013
One-third of high school students who took the ACT last year indicated a college major they wanted to pursue that was not deemed a good fit with their academic interests.
November 06, 2013
An evaluation of the Minnesota-based College Possible mentoring program finds low-income students who participated were more likely to enroll in a four-year college, and to attend a more-selective institution.
November 01, 2013
Nearly one-third of admissions officers surveyed say they have checked out an applicant's online profile, while the practice doesn't concern most students.
October 30, 2013
As high school students apply to colleges this fall, it's best to remember that just 2 percent of schools take less than 25 percent of their applicants.
October 21, 2013
As students face technical problems trying to apply to complete the electronic Common App, officials offer an apology and commitment to improved service.