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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.

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.

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