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April 11, 2014

Rural Students Less Likely to Attend Four-year, Private, or Selective Colleges

A new study finds continued evidence that rural students are less likely to attend college than their peers and are more likely to opt for two-year or non-selective schools.

March 25, 2014

N.C. State's 'Farm to Philanthropy' Program Targets Rural Students

A new program at North Carolina State University continues the school's ongoing focus on its rural stakeholders and aims to expand students' access to the university.

November 21, 2012

Rural Ed News: Lax College Preparation, and Legacy of Consolidation

The Rural Ed blog rounds up two pieces of noteworthy news: a report that shows rural Georgia students are less prepared for college, and a package on the lasting impact of consolidation.

May 23, 2012

Poverty Helps Explain Why Rural Students Don't Finish College

Study shows rural students have more access to community social resources that should help them earn college degrees, but they trail their nonrural peers in doing so, largely because of poverty.

October 21, 2011

Obama Highlights College-Focused Rural High School

President Obama visits North Carolina high school that's participating in the Appalachian Higher Education network and has seen improvements in its college-going rate.

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