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May 16, 2019

Does Higher Ed Really Pay Off? New Gates-Funded Commission Aims to Find Out

As the cost of college rises and students go deeper into debt, families are increasingly asking whether higher education is worth the cost. A new commission is tasked with helping to answer that question.

May 16, 2018

When Are One- or Two-Year Credentials Better Than Bachelor's Degrees?

The rules of the college game have changed, making it necessary for students to carefully analyze the earnings payoffs of specific programs of study, according to a new report.

December 21, 2017

Testing, Bachelor's Degrees and More: the Most-Read 'High School & Beyond' Posts of 2017

The most-read blog posts of 2017 show a wide-ranging interest in financial aid, the value of high school diplomas and bachelor's degrees, and, yes, testing screwups.

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 20, 2017

U.S. Education Needs to Move Past Its 'Fixation on the Bachelor's Degree,' Study Says

Yet another research study argues that educators and policymakers must move away from their focus on the bachelor's degree and embrace the promise of certificates and associate degrees. Many jobs that pay well do not require bachelor's degrees.

October 11, 2017

Latino Students Are 'Stalling' in College, Study Finds

There's good news and bad news in education for Latinos: They're making huge gains in finishing high school and enrolling in college, but they're getting stuck in the job market because they are less likely to earn bachelor's degrees.

September 07, 2017

People Are Putting Less Faith in Four-Year College Degrees, Poll Finds

Faith in the value of a bachelor's degree has dropped sharply, particularly among men, younger adults, and people in rural areas, a new poll finds.

July 11, 2017

Most Republicans Have Negative View of Higher Education, Poll Finds

A study by the Pew Research Center finds that most Republicans think colleges and universities have a negative impact on American life, while Democrats see higher education as a positive force.

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.

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