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December 11, 2014

Chicago School District Slowly Improves College-Going and Graduation Rates

New research shows that 14 percent of freshmen in the city school system are expected to earn a four-year degree by the age of 25, up from 8 percent in 2006.

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.

November 16, 2014

Who Needs College?

It is not a good idea to tout the possibilities for success in business without attending college. It misleads.

October 21, 2014

Study: Rural Pa. Students Trump City Peers in College Enrollment

During the 2010-11 school year, about 59 percent of rural high school graduates enrolled in college, compared to 55 percent of their urban peers.

October 01, 2014

Report: American Indian Enrollment Declining at Some California Colleges

Only 25 percent of Native students completed the requirements for college admittance to the University of California and the California State University systems in the 2011-12 school year.

July 21, 2014

With Financial Backing, Low-Income Students See College and the World

The Noble Charter School Network's "Summer of a Lifetime" program sends sophomores to college campuses in the summer.

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.

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.

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