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August 11, 2014

UNC School of Medicine Receives Endowment for Rural Health Program

The program aims to increase the number of graduates practicing medicine in rural North Carolina.

June 20, 2014

More Rural States Launching Dual-Enrollment Programs

Rural high school students who earn college credits are more likely to graduate and go on to postsecondary school, research has shown.

June 10, 2014

N. Kentucky Univ. Program Aims to Increase Rural Lawyers

A new placement program at Northern Kentucky University will aim to place law school graduates in rural areas.

June 04, 2014

Report Offers Strategies to Increase Rural Dual Enrollment

A new report highlights strategies that some states are using to increase dual-enrollment participation among high school students.

May 27, 2014

State Colleges Struggle in Vermont as Enrollment Declines

Vermont's state colleges are seeing shrinking enrollments and budget shortfalls as few of the state's mostly rural students pursue higher education.

May 23, 2014

N.C. State Prep Program Improves Test Scores

A college preparation program in North Carolina has been linked to improved college entrance exam scores for rural students.

May 06, 2014

College-Tuition Program Linked to Higher Test Scores, District Enrollment in Rural Arkansas

A recent study found that a program in El Dorado Ark. that promises free tuition to local graduates has positively impacted test scores and district enrollment.

May 01, 2014

Rural Oregon District Adds Fifth Year of High School, Scholarship Program

Students in rural Gaston County, Ore., can enroll in a fifth year of high school and earn funds for higher education through a new dual-enrollment program.

April 28, 2014

Girls in Rural Pa. More Likely Than Boys to Earn Good Grades, Aspire to Attend College

A new study shows that rural girls in Pennsylvania are more likely to earn good grades and aspire to attend a four-year college than their male peers.

April 24, 2014

'Reconnecting McDowell' Creates Internships for Rural High Schoolers

Efforts to improve a struggling West Virginia community will expand this year to include an internship and mentorship program for high school students.

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