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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.

June 11, 2014

Michelle Obama Calls for Expanding Access to Postsecondary Education

A collection of six Commentaries examines efforts to increase student access and success to college and career.

December 10, 2013

Choice of Majors More Critical to Pay for Young Women Than Men

A new study shows choice of major is a greater factor in reducing the pay gap for young women than attending an elite college.

November 14, 2013

College Students Missing Opportunity to Use Academic Advisers as Resources

Only 40 percent of college students turn to their adviser first for academic advice and most study just 15 hours a week, a new student engagement survey finds.

August 23, 2013

Administration's College Affordability Ideas Trigger Reaction

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.

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