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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November 14, 2013
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August 23, 2013
President Obama's proposal to rein in college costs by creating a new rating system, promoting innovation, and expanding student loan repayment options sparks reaction among stakeholders in higher education.
June 04, 2013
Despite showing promise for college success, one in five students do not enroll or make it to their second year of college, a new ACT report finds.
May 08, 2013
Federal college-preparation programs for disadvantaged students are criticized for their lack of evidence on impact in a new policy brief.
May 07, 2013
Expectations for first-year community college students are very low, and math requirements often don't match the kind of skills needed in most careers, says a new report.
April 19, 2013
Colleges begin to post acceptance rates for the class of 2017; overall national average for acceptance is 63.8 percent.
October 13, 2012
New report, "Lost without a Map: A Survey About Student Experiences Navigating the Financial Aid Process," reflects student borrowers lack of knowledge and counseling about loans.