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May 11, 2015

Getting College Credit for AP Linked to On-Time Degree Completion

A new paper released by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds that high school students who score high enough on an AP exam to get college credit are more likely to earn a B.A. within four years.

May 04, 2015

Students Need More Info on Alternatives to Baccalaureate Path, Report Says

The William T. Grant Foundation issues a report, "The New Forgotten Half," showing students who drop out of college without a degree or credential are no better off in the labor market than high school graduates.

April 02, 2015

College Policy Focus Moves Over Time From Access to Completion

As college enrollment increases, but completion remains flat, efforts are underway to better track and support students on the path to a degree.

February 26, 2015

With Enough Support, Graduation Rates at CUNY Double

The City University of New York finds that a comprehensive support program helped double graduation rates among community college students.

February 19, 2015

Think Tank Proposes 'College for All' Plan

The Center for American Progress released a plan today calling for all high school graduates to receive enough support up to the level of tuition to attend their state public college or university.

February 17, 2015

Community College Completion Rates Dropping in Most States, Finds Survey

A survey of state directors of community colleges finds most states had flat to declining completion rates last year.

February 10, 2015

More Incoming College Freshmen Aspire to Graduate School, Survey Finds

A survey of college freshmen conducted at UCLA finds nearly 44 percent of students hope to attend graduate school, with the trend fueled by the aspirations of women and first-generation college-goers

January 14, 2015

Rise in Short-Term Certificates Linked to Accountability Changes for Colleges

Researchers found that a 2007 performance accountability policy in Washington state did not lead to greater retention or associate's degrees at community college, but short-term certificates did increase.

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.

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