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February 16, 2012

Texas Proposes Plan for Students to Complete College on Time

University of Texas releases blueprint of ideas for helping students graduate in four years.

February 15, 2012

Business Leaders Think Colleges Could Be More Efficient

Research from Public Agenda underscores business leaders' concern over college costs, access and the impact on the economy.

February 06, 2012

Focusing on Quality and Value of Education in College Choice

Richard Schwartz offers advice on the importance of quality and value on choosing college.

February 02, 2012

Community Colleges Work to Support Struggling Students

Community colleges have their work cut out for them in closing the gap between student aspirations and results, a new report finds.

January 31, 2012

Students Bear More of College Cost, Increase Focus on Studies

Annual freshman college survey shows students getting better prepared academically.

January 27, 2012

Obama Outlines Details of College Affordability Proposals

The president is pushing a series of initiatives aimed at pressuring colleges to keep tuition down and making it easier for families to compare financial aid packages.

January 25, 2012

Obama Calls on Colleges to Rein in Costs, Urges Support for Students

President Obama's focus on college access and affordability in last night's State of the Union Address was welcomed in the higher education community. But his strong language of putting colleges "on notice" to rein in tuition costs left some wondering how that could be achieved in the current econom...

January 11, 2012

Essay: Lowering Student Debt Is Everyone's Responsibility

Many are saying the amount of debt that students take on to attend college has become a national crisis. In an essay in Inside Higher Education, Michael Bugeja goes beyond lamenting about the situation to offer concrete steps that everyone can take to reign in the costs of getting a degree. Starti...

December 28, 2011

Top 2011 College Bound Posts Span Access to Completion

Looking back at the most-read College Bound posts of the year, you can see a range of issues. From policymakers to parents to educators, you were drawn to stories about applications and access, completion and jobs. So, a drum roll please.....The top 10 stories, as measured by hits on this blog, fo...

December 15, 2011

College Trustees Hesitant to Proactively Push for Major Reform

For higher education reform to take hold, many say college trustees need to become advocates for change. Yet a new report out today finds many governing boards are caught up instead on short-term challenges on their campuses and defer to the institution's leadership. Still on the Sidelines: What Ro...

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