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August 07, 2014

Study Rejects Notion That Selective College Boosts Graduation Chances

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.

August 05, 2014

ACT: Added Course Requirements Alone Don't Produce STEM Readiness

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

Report Challenges Colleges to Reach Out to Potential Degree Completers

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

Online Directory Details College-Access Programs

NACAC introduces resource to find organizations that help disadvantaged, first-generation college-going students to help colleges in diversity efforts.

December 06, 2013

Report Explores How Technology Is, and Isn't, Aiding in College Searches

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

Students' Planned Majors and Academic Interests Are Often Out of Sync

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

College Mentoring Program for At-Risk Students Shows Benefits

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

Students Not Bothered That Colleges Are Checking Them Out Online More

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

Keeping Perspective on the College-Selection Process

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

Common Application Works to Address Glitches, Offers Apology

As students face technical problems trying to apply to complete the electronic Common App, officials offer an apology and commitment to improved service.

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