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October 17, 2011

Webinar Focuses on Innovative Answers to College Retention

As the emphasis moves from college access to completion, the issue of retention is a hot topic in higher education circles. Just how do you keep students coming back after their freshman year and engaged all the way to graduation? And just whose responsibility is it—high schools, colleges, nonp...

October 11, 2011

Report Calls for Inclusion of Asian Students in College Agenda

Despite being one of the fastest-growing minorities in the United States, the Asian American and Pacific Islander population has not been adequately researched or its needs considered in the the higher education agenda, a new report released today says. The Relevance of Asian Americans & Pacific Is...

October 06, 2011

Broader Look at Completion Shows Community College Gains

In the past two decades, the percent increase in credentials awarded at community colleges has been double the percent increase in enrollment, and improved minority student performance is narrowing the achievement gap, a policy brief released Wednesday from the American Association of Community Coll...

October 03, 2011

Strategies to Avoid Sophomore Slump in College

The conventional wisdom is that the hardest transition in college is freshman year—adjusting to a new campus, ramped-up academics, and the social scene. But now, there is a new concern dubbed the "the sophomore slump," and efforts are emerging to keep second-year students engaged and on track. ...

September 30, 2011

Latino College Student Graduation Lags Behind Average

Although Latinos are the largest and fastest-growing minority group in K-12 schools in the United States, their college-completion rate is 19.2 percent compared with the national average of 41.1 percent, according to a report released today. The College Board Advocacy & Policy Center chronicles th...

September 28, 2011

Education Department Gives 34 College-Improvement Grants

The U.S. Department of Education has announced that 34 colleges and universities will share $13 million in grant money as part of the Strengthening Institutions Program to help improve institutions to better serve low-income students. Funds can be used for planning, faculty development, academic pro...

September 27, 2011

Report Finds Part-Time College Students Rarely Graduate

What many think of as a traditional college student—one who lives on campus, attends classes full time, and doesn't need to work much—makes up only 25 percent of those in higher education today. Three-quarters of students are college commuters, often juggling families, jobs, and schools. F...

September 22, 2011

New Projections Out for College Enrollment and Completion

During the next decade, high school enrollment is expected to decline, while the number of students going to college will continue to increase. And more Americans will be completing postsecondary certificates and degrees, but not likely at the rate many hoped if the country is to become the world's ...

September 21, 2011

States Pass New Laws to Encourage College Completion

Nearly 80 new laws related to college completion have passed state legislatures so far this year, according to a new iniative tracking the issue.

September 19, 2011

Focus on Historically Black Colleges in Degree Completion

To meet President Obama's goal to have the country lead the world in having the most college graduates by 2020, administration officials say every type of higher education institution — including Historically Black Colleges and Universities — need to ramp up completion efforts. To help ach...

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