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November 18, 2011

Study Habits of College Students Revealed in New Survey

Just how much are college students hitting the books these days? The 2011 annual National Survey of Student Engagement found full-time students put in about 15 hours a week, on average. It depends on your major, however, and how much your professor pushes you. Engineering was more demanding, while...

November 08, 2011

Public Education Network Sets College- and Career-Ready Goal

Getting more students ready for college and careers is a job that's too big for schools to do alone, says Amanda Broun, senior vice president for the Public Education Network, a national association of local education funds (LEFs) and individuals working to advance public school reform in low-income...

November 02, 2011

Where Do Students Get the Most Merit Aid for College?

Incoming college students can receive financial help based on need, merit, or a combination of the two. Increasingly, states are rewarding students with grants and scholarships linked to academic performance. State grants not based on need have grown at triple the rate of need-based grants over th...

October 11, 2011

Report Calls for Inclusion of Asian Students in College Agenda

Despite being one of the fastest-growing minorities in the United States, the Asian American and Pacific Islander population has not been adequately researched or its needs considered in the the higher education agenda, a new report released today says. The Relevance of Asian Americans & Pacific Is...

October 05, 2011

Call for More Accountability in College-Readiness

If states want to get serious about college and career readiness, they need to track student completion of college-level coursework in high school. A policy brief by Jobs for the Future, a national Boston-based nonprofit, advocates better accountability and incentives for schools to prepare student...

September 30, 2011

Latino College Student Graduation Lags Behind Average

Although Latinos are the largest and fastest-growing minority group in K-12 schools in the United States, their college-completion rate is 19.2 percent compared with the national average of 41.1 percent, according to a report released today. The College Board Advocacy & Policy Center chronicles th...

September 28, 2011

Education Department Gives 34 College-Improvement Grants

The U.S. Department of Education has announced that 34 colleges and universities will share $13 million in grant money as part of the Strengthening Institutions Program to help improve institutions to better serve low-income students. Funds can be used for planning, faculty development, academic pro...

September 22, 2011

New Projections Out for College Enrollment and Completion

During the next decade, high school enrollment is expected to decline, while the number of students going to college will continue to increase. And more Americans will be completing postsecondary certificates and degrees, but not likely at the rate many hoped if the country is to become the world's ...

September 19, 2011

Focus on Historically Black Colleges in Degree Completion

To meet President Obama's goal to have the country lead the world in having the most college graduates by 2020, administration officials say every type of higher education institution — including Historically Black Colleges and Universities — need to ramp up completion efforts. To help ach...

August 26, 2011

College Enrollment of Hispanics Rises 24 Percent in 1 Year

Hispanic student enrollment in higher education grew by 24 percent in one year, while the number of non-Hispanic white students enrolling in college fell during the same period.

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