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July 31, 2015

Preparing Students for Reality of College With Advice and Inspiration

A summer workshop for hundreds of recent high school graduates in the District of Columbia emphasizes the shifting mindset needed to be resilient and successful in college.

July 24, 2015

White House Event Motivates First-Generation College Students to Persevere

First lady Michelle Obama invited 130 students from traditionally disadvantaged backgrounds to attend the 2015 Beating the Odds Summit to encourage them to find ways to complete college.

July 23, 2015

Groups Push to Alert Students of Troubled Colleges in New Consumer Tool

A coalition of nearly 50 organizations submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Education urging that information on colleges facing government litigation be included in upcoming federal college tool.

July 08, 2015

One-Third of College Students Transfer Schools Before Graduation

New data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center finds students are increasingly moving across state lines and switching colleges before they earn a bachelor's degree.

June 08, 2015

Study Links International Baccalaureate to College Success

A study of IB students who complete its Diploma Programme shows 78 percent enroll in college right after high school and 79 percent finish a degree within four years.

June 04, 2015

Report Outlines Ideas to Improve Postsecondary Attainment in Next Decade

SREB suggests eight strategies states can use to double the percentage of young adult who earn a postsecondary credential by age 25.

May 29, 2015

More Students Finishing High School and College, Report Shows

The new "Condition of Education" report from the National Center for Education Statistics shows high school and four-year college completion rates rising since 1990, especially among underserved students.

May 28, 2015

Key Issues for K-12 in Reauthorization of Higher Education Act

After expiring in 2013, the Higher Education Act is up for reauthorization and lawmakers are considering changes affecting affordability, consumer information, and financial aid, among other matters.

May 28, 2015

High School, College Completion Rates Continue to Rise

Black and Hispanic students are driving some of the biggest gains at the high school level, and less dramatic improvements at the college level.

May 28, 2015

Students' Biggest Concern About College? Cost

The College Decisions Survey by New America reveals two-thirds of incoming college students say specific college costs is the single most important factor in choosing a college.

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