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December 18, 2014

Report: More Supports Needed for Students to Complete College

Jobs for the Future released a report calling for better coordination between state and campus policies to promote college completion, particularly with interventions to assist low-income, nontraditional students.

December 04, 2014

Progress Reported on Promises Made at First College Opportunity Summit

The Obama administration released a progress report on commitments from the 100-plus participants at the first College Opportunity Action Summit in January.

December 02, 2014

Completing College in Four Years Is a 'Myth,' Says Report Calling for Reforms

A new report from Complete College America outlines the low, on-time graduation rates for college students and recommends major changes in the ways higher education structures its advising and programs.

November 21, 2014

School Counselor Agenda Advances With Convening in San Diego

More than 350 counselors, school leaders, and academics gathered at San Diego State University this week to work in teams to develop plans that would strength the role of school counselors in promoting college access and success.

November 06, 2014

Payoff Found to Be Slim for Short-Term Certificates From Community Colleges

While long-term certificates and associate degrees earned at community colleges can lead to higher wages, a new study finds minimal benefits from short-term certificates with wide variation by field of study.

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.

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.

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.

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