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July 23, 2015

Groups Push to Alert Students of Troubled Colleges in New Consumer Tool

A coalition of nearly 50 organizations submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Education urging that information on colleges facing government litigation be included in upcoming federal college tool.

April 28, 2015

Book Author: Elite Colleges Aren't Be All, End All

Frank Bruni advocates for perspective and balance in the college search process in Where You Go is Not Who You Will Be, as he speak to parents on this book tour.

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.

September 09, 2014

Little Change at the Top of U.S. News 'Best Colleges' Ranking

The 2015 edition includes information on student-loan-default rates and campus safety for the first time.

July 21, 2014

New College Ranking Designed to Show Economic Value Added With a Degree

A California non-profit partners with a data company to compile a ranking of 1,222 four-year colleges based graduate's financial boost received after receiving a degree.

March 10, 2014

College Leaders Concerned Over Accuracy of New Federal Rating System

A Gallup Education and Inside Higher Ed poll finds that just 13 percent of college leaders think the government has a good chance of collecting data on student outcomes and careers accurately.

January 03, 2014

High School Counselors and College Officials Differ on Some College Rankings

College officials tend to rank the academic reputation of state flagship universities higher, while high school counselors favor smaller schools or those with a research or STEM focus.

November 26, 2013

As Teens Mull College Choices, Counselors Urge Caution in Interpreting Rankings

An online resource aims to help students better understand the methodology of college rankings to keep some perspective in selecting a school.

November 21, 2013

Consider Location, Not Just the Institution, in Picking a College

A new index from the American Institute for Economic Research provides a ranking of the top college towns and metro areas, based on criteria that include the academic environment, quality of life, and professional opportunities.

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