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September 29, 2012

Students Say They Want Closer Connections with College

Report from WestEd and Public Agenda finds students want to feel a closer connection with their community college from their freshman year through graduation.

August 28, 2012

Examining Impact of Studying at 2-Year For-Profit Colleges

New study from the National Bureau of Economic Research tracks earning power of graduates from two-year, for-profit college programs.

July 25, 2012

When Students Transfer from Four-Year Colleges to Two-Year Schools

New report on reverse transfer trends show paths that students take from four-year to two-year colleges.

July 19, 2012

Aspen Institute Releases List of Top 120 Community Colleges

The Aspen Institute releases data on top 120 community colleges that are finalists of its excellence prize.

July 16, 2012

Student Focus Groups Reveal Barriers to Community College Success

Getting through community college is a struggle for millions of students. Balancing work and school is harder than many expected. Many arrive on campus surprised to learn they aren't academically prepared. And, without a clear goal or needed guidance, more often than not, students don't make it to...

June 19, 2012

New Network Forms to Encourage Pathways from Education to Careers

While the new Common Core State Standards emphasize college and career readiness, some feel "career" has not gotten the attention it needs. Today, a network of educators and policy advocates announced it will be working together with a handful of states to make sure students find opportunities throu...

June 15, 2012

Student Spending at Public Universities Found to Be Eroding

College Board brief outlines growing enrollment in public higher education at a time of tighter state funding.

June 14, 2012

CUNY Pilot Shows Promise for Developmental Ed Students

Evaluation of a pilot program at CUNY to help student fast-track through developmental education shows promising results.

June 12, 2012

College Transition Programs Aimed to Improve Latino Achievement

Getting Latino students into and through college can be a challenge. Many are first-generation college students whose families aren't familiar with the U.S. higher education system and financial aid. There can be language barriers and a cultural reluctance to move away from family and borrow for s...

May 01, 2012

Louisiana Study Finds Academic Preparation is Better Indicator of College Success Than Aid

Study of Louisiana community college students shows academic preparation was strongest indicator of success over being a recipient of financial aid.

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