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December 18, 2014

Report: More Supports Needed for Students to Complete College

Jobs for the Future released a report calling for better coordination between state and campus policies to promote college completion, particularly with interventions to assist low-income, nontraditional students.

December 09, 2014

More Students Graduating From Chicago High Schools Are Enrolling in College

A new study from the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research shows 14 percent of 9th graders will likely earn a bachelor's degree within six years of graduating from high school, up from 8 percent in 2006.

December 04, 2014

Progress Reported on Promises Made at First College Opportunity Summit

The Obama administration released a progress report on commitments from the 100-plus participants at the first College Opportunity Action Summit in January.

December 04, 2014

White House Hosts Second College Opportunity Day of Action in Washington

Leaders from education, business, and philanthropy are expected to participate in today's summit, bringing with them 600 pledges for action to improve students' college access and success.

December 02, 2014

Completing College in Four Years Is a 'Myth,' Says Report Calling for Reforms

A new report from Complete College America outlines the low, on-time graduation rates for college students and recommends major changes in the ways higher education structures its advising and programs.

November 21, 2014

School Counselor Agenda Advances With Convening in San Diego

More than 350 counselors, school leaders, and academics gathered at San Diego State University this week to work in teams to develop plans that would strength the role of school counselors in promoting college access and success.

November 18, 2014

College-Going Rates Up, Six-Year Completion Down, Report Finds

A comprehensive report on first-time college students who started in 2008 and were tracked for six years by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center finds enrollment up 12 percent, but completion down 1 percent.

November 06, 2014

Payoff Found to Be Slim for Short-Term Certificates From Community Colleges

While long-term certificates and associate degrees earned at community colleges can lead to higher wages, a new study finds minimal benefits from short-term certificates with wide variation by field of study.

October 31, 2014

First Lady Hosts School Video Contest on College Access

The Reach Higher Initiative is sponsoring a video contest to illustrate model programs on financial aid completion and college mentoring.

October 30, 2014

Wanted: 1 Million Women STEM Mentors

The Million Women Mentor campaign has recruited 170,000 professionals to mentor girls in STEM fields in middle school through college, with a goal of 1 million volunteers.

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