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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.

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.

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