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December 20, 2017

More Students Seek Bachelor's Degrees, Even as Policymakers Push Other Options

A new study suggests that students might not be heeding a big argument policymakers have been pushing--that students don't need bachelor's degrees to be successful.

December 07, 2017

Colleges Expand Commitments to Recruit Underserved Students

Colleges and universities are expanding their commitments to bring more low-income, high-achieving students onto their campuses as part of the American Talent Initiative.

October 26, 2017

College-Advising Model Yields Results for Low-Income Students

One college-advising program is helping to bridge the college-graduation gap for low-income and first-generation students with up to six years of support, researchers say. What lessons can schools learn?

October 02, 2017

High School Dropout Rate Among Hispanics Reaches All-Time Low, Study Finds

The high school graduation rate among Hispanic students has dropped sharply in the past decade, reaching an all-time low.

September 13, 2017

Are More Students Submitting ACT Scores With College Applications?

College admissions officers have noticed an increase in the number of students submitting ACT scores with their college applications, according to a survey by Kaplan, which partners with ACT to offer test prep for that exam.

August 31, 2017

How Many Colleges Do Students Apply to? The Answer Might Surprise You.

Every college-application season, stories abound of students scrambling to submit a dozen or more college applications. But that's a distortion of reality.

June 08, 2017

Five Things to Remember When Planning for College, by People Who Study It

The Gallup organization, which has been polling college students and alumni for years, pulls together their findings to offer key tips and advice for young people planning for college.

June 05, 2017

Harvard Withdraws Acceptance of Students for 'Offensive' Facebook Group Posts

Harvard has reversed its decision to accept at least 10 students after their provocative postings on Facebook.

April 10, 2017

New York First in Nation to Make Tuition Free at Public Four-Year Colleges

New York becomes the first state in the country to provide free tuition at four-year public institutions, but it is drawing criticism for a key restriction it places on students who benefit from it.

March 31, 2017

FAFSA Tool Won't Be Fixed Until Fall, Feds Say

The Internal Revenue Service and Education Department announced earlier this month that a tool for helping students apply for federal financial aid would be unavailable for several weeks—but now they're saying it will be offline for another six months.

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