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June 08, 2015

Study Links International Baccalaureate to College Success

A study of IB students who complete its Diploma Programme shows 78 percent enroll in college right after high school and 79 percent finish a degree within four years.

June 04, 2015

Report Outlines Ideas to Improve Postsecondary Attainment in Next Decade

SREB suggests eight strategies states can use to double the percentage of young adult who earn a postsecondary credential by age 25.

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

February 05, 2015

Emotional Well-Being of College Freshmen at All-Time Low Levels, Survey Shows

The annual UCLA college freshman survey finds 1 in 10 students are frequently depressed and emotional health ratings of students are at a 30-year low.

January 23, 2015

Students Weigh In on Factors for New College Rating System

A new poll finds high school and college students believe job placement and ability to repay loans are the most important factors to include in the federal college-rating system.

December 29, 2014

As College Deadlines Loom, Seniors Urged to Keep Perspective on Fit Over Selectivity

As high school seniors fret about college applications before early January deadlines, research shows there is more to selecting a good school than selectivity.

November 20, 2014

Colleges' Selectivity Not Linked to Higher Engagement, Survey Shows

The 2014 National Survey of Student Engagement, which polls 355,000 freshmen and seniors at four-year colleges, finds little relationship between an institution's selectivity or the size of its enrollment and students' level of engagement and interactions with faculty members.

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.

September 29, 2014

College-Going Rates for High School Graduates Higher Than Anticipated

A new report finds a "startling discovery" that 88 percent of high school graduates go to a two- or four-year college by age 26.

September 02, 2014

With Many College Grads Adrift, Experts Urge New Focus on Academics

In a push to attract students, often colleges emphasize campus life perks over quality of academics, cautions author of new book, Aspiring Adults Adrift.

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