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TRACKING TRENDS : College Students Bypassing Degrees On Purpose

The Hechinger Report, April 14, 2014
Kevin Floerke has been down this route before. A student at Santa Rosa Junior College in Northern California, Floerke, 26 years old, already graduated in 2010 from UCLA, where he majored in archaeology. This time…
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Students From Rural Areas Less Likely to Go to Four-Year Colleges, Top Universities

Education Week, April 11, 2014
Students in rural counties are less likely to attend college, and those who do are less likely to choose a four-year, private, or highly selective institution, according to a recent report. Andrew Koricich, an assistant professor of…
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Counselors Push High School Students to Apply for Federal Financial Aid

The Washington Post, April 10, 2014
Seniors at Alexandria’s T.C. Williams High School offered such reasoning this week to explain why they had not filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the main form prospective students use to gain federal…
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College Students Often Move Before Graduating, Study Finds

Army Times, April 3, 2014
Today’s mobile college students are switching schools not just within their state, but outside of it. A recently released report found that 6 percent of students who started at a four-year college and completed their degree did…
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Job Market Returns for Community College Remain High

Inside Higher Ed, April 2, 2014
The labor market returns for associate degrees remained strong throughout the recession, according to newly released research from the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment (CAPSEE). Students…
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Report: Most GI Bill Veterans Make Good on Education Benefits

The Washington Post, March 24, 2014
A new report indicates that more than half of U.S. military veterans who used the GI Bill recently have earned a postsecondary degree or certification, suggesting educational benefits for former service members are paying off…
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Report Estimates Half of Vets on GI Bill Graduate

The New York Times, March 24, 2014
A new report estimates that a little more than half of veterans who got college money under the GI Bill since 2009 eventually graduated, though many took longer to do it. The report says the estimated vet graduation rate of…
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Transfers May Cause Graduation Rates to Go Underreported

Change, March 25, 2014
Students who move to other universities may be causing graduation rates throughout the U.S. to go underreported, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center…
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National Data Signal College Success for Veterans

The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 24, 2014
Veterans who used the GI Bill to go to college at some point from 2002 to 2010 appear to have graduated at rates comparable to their nonveteran peers, attended mostly public institutions, and may have taken slightly longer…
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Data on Student Veterans’ College Outcomes Under New G.I. Bill

Inside Higher Ed, March 24, 2014
The study, released today by Student Veterans of America (SVA) in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Student Clearinghouse, showed that 51.7 percent of a sample of 788,915 former…
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Study: Just Over Half of GI Bill Users Earn Degrees

Army Times, March 24, 2014
A little more than half of veterans going to school on the GI Bill earned a degree or certificate, according to a study released March 24 by Student Veterans of America. SVA’s Million Records Project also found that students…
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Study: Recent Veterans are Succeeding in College

USA Today, March 24, 2014
Just over half of veterans who sought a higher education from 2002 through 2013 under the GI Bill completed schooling ranging from vocational training to post-graduate, according to an unprecedented review of nearly…
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More College Students Transfer, But They Don’t Exist in Federal Data

U.S. News & World Report, March 21, 2014
Veterans who used the GI Bill to go to college at some point from 2002 to 2010 appear to have graduated at rates comparable to their nonveteran peers, attended mostly public institutions, and may have taken slightly longer…
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State-by-State Breakdown of Graduation Rates

The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 20, 2014
According to a new study by the National Student Clearinghouse, the overall six-year completion rate for first-time degree-seeking college students who first enrolled in 2007 was 56.1 percent…
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Deeper Completion Data, State by State

Inside Higher Ed, March 20, 2014
The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center today released state-by-state data on the various pathways students take on their way to earning degrees and certificates. The data builds on a national report from 2012…
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Barriers to Credit Transfers Lower Graduation Rates, New Study Finds

The Hechinger Report, March 19, 2014
Universities’ unwillingness to award academic credit to community-college students for courses they already took is driving down graduation rates for the increasing number of people following that route to a degree…
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Starting All Over Again

Inside Higher Ed, March 19, 2014
Students are much less likely to earn a four-year degree if they first enroll at a community college. A key reason, according to a newly released study, is lost credits in the transfer process. The research also dumps…
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Many Adults Falling Short of Degrees

The New York Times, March 17, 2014
Two and a half years ago, Kristine Rose enrolled full time at Mount Holyoke College and crammed her belongings into a 12-foot-square room. She arrived on the campus in South Hadley, Mass., as a Frances Perkins scholar…
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Partnership Allows Emporia State to Launch eTranscript Service

The Emporia Gazette, March 17, 2014
Emporia State University is on the cutting edge of technology after launching a new electronic transcript system that enables students to request and receive their transcripts at their convenience. “Since the system is…
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Nine Major Higher Ed Groups Endorse Student Achievement Measure as Effort Builds to More Accurately track Graduation Rates at Colleges

AASCU, March 5, 2014
Nine prominent national higher education organizations today formally endorsed the Student Achievement Measure (SAM) as a far more accurate and complete way to track student progress and graduation at colleges and…
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