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September 20, 2011

Price Calculators Help Students Sort Through College Costs

Colleges are busy complying with a new federal requirement for a "net-price calculator" so students can get a better sense of the true cost of attending a particular institution.

September 01, 2011

Illinois Students' College Grades Lag Behind High School

Many students graduating from public high schools in Illinois—even students with good grades from top schools —are not prepared for the rigor of college, according to an analysis of state education data by the Chicago Tribune published Wednesday. Public school graduates at 10 of the stat...

August 19, 2011

Poll Shows the Public Sees College as Key to Getting Jobs

A solid 69 percent of Americans say that having a college degree is "essential" for getting a good job in this county, a new study released by Gallup and the Lumina Foundation for Education yesterday revealed. And 95 percent of respondents think it's very or somewhat important for financial security...

August 18, 2011

Survey: Women See More Value in College Than Men Do

Women are not only enrolling and completing college in greater numbers than men, they also have a more positive view of the value of their experience, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center released yesterday. When asked about the job the higher education system is doing in providing va...

July 14, 2011

Lack of College-Educated Workers Will Hurt Economy

For 30 years, the United States has not been producing enough college graduates to keep up with the workforce demand, experts tell us. And as a result, the country is losing its edge as an economic world leader, and the income gaps between those with a college education and those without are widenin...

July 13, 2011

Students Taking Out Private Loans Unnecessarily

Although experts tell students to exhaust all their federal-aid options before considering riskier private student loans for college, a new report shows that nearly one in seven undergraduates across all types of colleges and programs used a private student loan.

July 11, 2011

Food for Thought as Colleges Set Tuition and Trim Expenses

When it comes to setting tuition prices, just how do policymakers decide what to charge? A new guide gives some behind-the-scenes insight about how colleges can manage costs and improve productivity. With the cost of college rising faster than the rate of inflation and students taking on increasin...

July 07, 2011

Economy Continues to Hurt Colleges; Tuition Raised

Top college administrators' outlook on the economy and the plight of their institutions is fairly pessimistic, a new survey by the Chronicle of Higher Education and Moody's reveals. When nearly 500 college chief financial officers were asked about the economy, less than one third were more optimis...

July 05, 2011

Gaps in Financial Outlook for High School vs. College Grads

Without a college degree, high school graduates are often discouraged about their future prospects and aren't aware of tools to help them turn their situation around. A new report shows 36 percent of high school graduates feel it is "very likely" they will be financially secure in their lifetime, w...

June 20, 2011

College Board Spotlights Help Needed to Educate Men of Color

Recognizing the dismal fact that half of all young men of color who graduate from high school will become unemployed, incarcerated, or die young, the College Board is launching a new effort to improve their prospects through education. Two reports released today by the College Board and Harvard Uni...

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