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January 13, 2011

Calling on the Business Community to Boost College Grads

The business community has a lot to offer in the nation's effort to increase college graduation rates, says the head of a philanthropic group. Between advising higher education on how to be more efficient, supporting workers who pursue college, and advocating policy change, Jamie Merisotis, the pr...

January 12, 2011

Knowing Graduation Rates Affects College Decision

Knowing how well colleges do in graduating students makes a difference to parents in choosing a school, a study released today by the American Enterprise Institute shows. Providing graduation-rate information positively affects a parent's choice when looking at two separate public, four-year colleg...

January 03, 2011

Study Offers Insight Into What Helps Students Finish College

Different factors stand out at two-year and four-year institutions.

December 16, 2010

Getting K-12 into the Discussion of College Completion

Experts call for better alignment of high school and college standards, and more emphasis on math in the senior year of high school, among other things.

December 13, 2010

Survey: Young Alumni Report College Degrees Are Worth It

Yes, it's hard work. Yes, it costs a lot of money. But, getting a college degree was worth it, according to 89 percent of young alumni polled in a survey released today. Recent college graduates ages 25-39 were asked about their undergraduate experience in a national survey early this year conducte...

December 07, 2010

South Needs to Focus on College Enrollment and Completion

A new report released today by the Southern Regional Education Board shows that the South needs to improve college-enrollment and -completion rates if it going to keep up with workforce demands. Measuring Success by Degrees gives a snapshot of educational attainment in 16 Southern states that is no...

December 07, 2010

Promoting Certificate Programs in College-Completion Push

While the push for college completion often focuses on two- or four-year degrees, a new report suggests that higher education needs to do a better job of catering to students who want to pursue a certificate program if the country is going to meet its postsecondary graduation-rate goals. The report...

December 01, 2010

Half of First-Time Undergrads Finish in 6 Years, Study Finds

About 49 percent of students who began to pursue a certificate or bachelor's degree in 2003-04 completed it within six years.

November 23, 2010

For-Profit Graduation Rates Low, Student Debt High

While students may enter a for-profit college with high hopes of getting a degree, the vast majority never get one. What they do often leave with is unmanageable debt. Low completion rates and high levels of debt in this growing sector of higher education were outlined in a new report released today...

November 19, 2010

Rise in College Applications Raises Concerns About Access

More applications than ever are pouring into admissions offices at the nation's colleges, and that is raising concerns about access to higher education.

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