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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 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.

June 28, 2013

New Info Out to Help Students and Policymakers Facing College Decisions

Updated information is released on college costs and financial-aid trends.

June 21, 2013

High School Initiative to Improve College-Going Rates Shows Promise

Early evaluations of the Postecondary Success Collaborative shows helping high schools leverage existing resources to improve college access is having an impact.

April 30, 2013

College-Comparison Tool Introduced

A new, free online tool is rolled out to help students compare college costs.

September 14, 2012

Advice for High School Students Connecting with College Reps

Meeting with college representatives visiting high schools can help chances in admissions process, say college-admissions experts.

July 27, 2012

College-Application Boot Camps Jump-Start Process for Seniors

A growing number of high school guidance counselors are hosting boot camps in the summer to help students get a jump-start on the college-application process.

February 21, 2012

Feedback Requested on Federal Tools for College Comparisons

Administration seeking feedback on new draft of college scorecard to help students compare value and affordability of schools.

January 03, 2012

Most—But Not All—Colleges Roll Out Net-Price Calculators

Despite a new federal requirement that colleges have a "net price calculator" on their websites, 272 institutions have yet to comply, and some calculators are hard to find. The assessment is provided by NetPriceCalculator.info, a new McLean, Va.-based company that tracks compliance with the manda...

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...

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