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June 19, 2014

Advocacy Group Calls for Cutting Federal Aid to College 'Dropout Factories'

A new report from the Education Trust calls for more accountability for colleges that graduate less than 15 percent of students in six years and have a large share of students who are unable to repay their loans after leaving school.

June 18, 2014

Online 'Nanodegree' Concept Introduced as College Alternative

AT&T and Udacity partner to offer online degrees with job-focused credentials in six to 12 months.

June 11, 2014

Michelle Obama Calls for Expanding Access to Postsecondary Education

A collection of six Commentaries examines efforts to increase student access and success to college and career.

April 28, 2014

New Social Network Links Organizations Involved in College Completion Drive

The Lumina Foundation and other organizations working to increase the percentage of Americans with college degrees have launched a new website to share best practices.

April 15, 2014

New State-Level Latino College-Completion Numbers Released

The advocacy group Excelencia in Education unveils information on education attainment for Latino students with state-level fact sheets and an interactive tool on its website.

December 05, 2013

Cities Get Grant Money and Expertise to Boost College Completion Rates

The Lumina Foundation announced it will give $200,000 and technical assistance to 20 cities over three years to help improve college completion rates.

November 22, 2013

Full-Time College Students Have Higher Completion Rates Than Part-Timers

While high school seniors right now are focused on applications to get into college, the bigger issue they will eventually face is getting out. New research suggests the pathways that most likely lead to completing their academic program.

November 14, 2013

College Students Missing Opportunity to Use Academic Advisers as Resources

Only 40 percent of college students turn to their adviser first for academic advice and most study just 15 hours a week, a new student engagement survey finds.

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.

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.

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