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March 02, 2015

Low-Income Students Choose Closest—But Not Always Best—Colleges

A new study finds students in Florida community colleges often do not transfer to four-year universities because they are located too far from their homes.

February 26, 2015

With Enough Support, Graduation Rates at CUNY Double

The City University of New York finds that a comprehensive support program helped double graduation rates among community college students.

February 24, 2015

By Counting Transfers, Completion Rate at 4-Year Public Colleges Rises to 63 Percent

The National Student Clearinghouse releases third annual report of college completion rate by state, capturing part-time and transfer students along with traditional full-time students.

February 19, 2015

Think Tank Proposes 'College for All' Plan

The Center for American Progress released a plan today calling for all high school graduates to receive enough support up to the level of tuition to attend their state public college or university.

February 17, 2015

Community College Completion Rates Dropping in Most States, Finds Survey

A survey of state directors of community colleges finds most states had flat to declining completion rates last year.

February 10, 2015

More Incoming College Freshmen Aspire to Graduate School, Survey Finds

A survey of college freshmen conducted at UCLA finds nearly 44 percent of students hope to attend graduate school, with the trend fueled by the aspirations of women and first-generation college-goers

February 04, 2015

Statewide SAT Testing in Maine Linked to Boost in College Enrollment

New research finds there is a 2 to 3 percentage-point bump in college-going rates from statewide SAT testing among high school juniors.

February 03, 2015

Ohio Program Aims to Expand Equal Access to Dual Enrollment

Ohio's College Credit Plus program aims ensuring all students have an opportunity to earn college credit before graduation.

January 15, 2015

Study: Failing a Placement Exam Does Not Discourage College Enrollment

A new article in Education and Finance Policy shows that students who take a placement exam prior to enrolling in college and learn they must take a remedial class are just as likely to enroll as those who pass.

January 14, 2015

Rise in Short-Term Certificates Linked to Accountability Changes for Colleges

Researchers found that a 2007 performance accountability policy in Washington state did not lead to greater retention or associate's degrees at community college, but short-term certificates did increase.

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