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September 09, 2011

Early Career Focus Improves Community College Completion

New studies find that choosing a career path early is strongly correlated with community college students earning a degree.

August 18, 2011

Survey: Women See More Value in College Than Men Do

Women are not only enrolling and completing college in greater numbers than men, they also have a more positive view of the value of their experience, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center released yesterday. When asked about the job the higher education system is doing in providing va...

August 02, 2011

Figuring Out Personality Type Can Help in Choosing Major

Students choose colleges for a variety of reasons. While cost is a key factor in where they enroll, a recent survey shows the most-cited reason for students' decision is the strength of the college's academic major. But what if you don't know what you want to study? You could go for the most lucra...

July 14, 2011

Lack of College-Educated Workers Will Hurt Economy

For 30 years, the United States has not been producing enough college graduates to keep up with the workforce demand, experts tell us. And as a result, the country is losing its edge as an economic world leader, and the income gaps between those with a college education and those without are widenin...

July 14, 2011

New Report Looks at Impact of Recession on College-Going

Despite the recession from December 2007 to June 2009, college enrollment increased, and more students were drawn to community colleges, according to a new report. The South experienced the greatest boost among high school students going to college, and even private colleges weren't hit particular...

June 20, 2011

College Board Spotlights Help Needed to Educate Men of Color

Recognizing the dismal fact that half of all young men of color who graduate from high school will become unemployed, incarcerated, or die young, the College Board is launching a new effort to improve their prospects through education. Two reports released today by the College Board and Harvard Uni...

June 17, 2011

College Dropouts Linked to Preparedness More Than Effort

There is no one simple answer to the question: Why do students drop out of college? But a new study from the University of Western Ontario tries to shed new light. The study, "Learning About Academic Ability and the College Drop-Out Decision," found that 40 percent of low-income U.S. college stude...

June 16, 2011

Three-Year College Path Unpopular

You'd think that getting a bachelor's degree in three years would be appealing in today's tight economic times. But a front-page article in today's Washington Post says the concept has not caught on at colleges and universities. Students want to savor the college experience, despite the savings of t...

June 01, 2011

Report Shows Low-Income Students Pay High Share of College

A new report released today by the Education Trust says that financial-aid policies too often benefit affluent students who would go to college anyway, rather than helping those with the greatest financial need. And when it comes to the bottom line of paying for college (after grants and aid), low-i...

May 26, 2011

Report Outlines Ideas to Improve College Completion

Current and former governors, university presidents, chancellors of state university systems, and other national education leaders recommend ways to improve college completion in a report, "Front and Center: Critical Choices for Higher Education" released this week. The report is based on discussi...

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