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June 03, 2016

Community Colleges, Rural Schools Partner to Boost College Readiness

Rural students are less likely to attend college than their non-rural peers.

March 16, 2016

N.C. College Advising Corps Boosts Rural Higher Education Enrollment

The advising corps encourages rural North Carolina students to apply to at least one postsecondary institution.

November 10, 2015

In Rural Alabama, Parents to Get Free Community Colleges Tuition

A program in rural Alabama will offer free community college to parents.

September 22, 2015

Education in Middle Appalachia Improving, Obstacles Remain, Report Says

Although graduation rates are rising, students in Middle Appalachia have little support for or access to post-secondary education.

July 27, 2015

Lack of Courses May Impact Rural College-Going Rates

Researchers found that small schools don't offer as many courses as larger school, which may contribute to the college-going gap between rural and urban schools.

June 22, 2015

Series Explores Rural Brain Drain Through Eyes of Students

The series will follow four recent graduates and explore the many factors that influence rural brain drain.

June 18, 2015

Study: Rural Indiana Students More Likely to 'Undermatch' in College Enrollment

About 28 percent of rural graduates enrolled in a college that was less selective than they were qualified for, compared to about 24 percent of nonrural students.

May 27, 2015

Rural Oregon Students Less Likely to Enroll, Persist in College

Fifty-five percent of rural Oregon students included in the study enrolled in college, compared to 63 percent of non-rural students.

May 14, 2015

Illinois' Rural Liberal Arts Colleges Cutting Tuition, Shutting Down

Now that the "Woodstock charm" that attracted many students to smaller, more rural colleges in the 1960's has worn off, many of these colleges are struggling to stay relevant and attract students.

December 09, 2014

Poor, Rural States Slash Higher Education

Many states, including some of the nation's most rural, are cutting academic majors to save money.

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