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School Poverty – More Than Race – Affects Students’ College-Going, Study Finds

EdWeek, October 15, 2013
High-poverty schools sent significantly fewer graduates to college in 2012 than higher-income schools, regardless of the schools’ geographic location or racial makeup, according to a new study by the National Student…
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Rural Students Lag Urban Peers on College Enrollment, Persistence

EdWeek, October 15, 2013
Poverty appears to have a stronger effect on students’ college enrollment than geographic location, but rural students still trail their urban peers on postsecondary enrollment and persistence, according to a new study…
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GI Bill Covered Tuition For Nearly a Million Post-9/11 Veterans Without Tracking Their Progress

Center for Public Integrity, September 3, 2013
The Post-9/11 GI Bill has paid for nearly 1 million veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to go to school at a cost of about $30 billion since 2009, but the federal government has yet to document how many of those…
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Should Your Child Consider a Two-Year College?

Huffington Post, August 16, 2013
For today’s parents and students, the decision about which college to attend can be an excruciating one. Many factors need to be taken into consideration, but the underlying guideline is that you want your child to have…
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Most Students Transferring from a Two-Year College Go On To Complete Four-Year Degrees

Chief Learning Officer, August 6, 2013
More than 60 percent of students who transferred from two-year schools in the 2005-06 academic year obtained degrees at four-year institutions, according to a new report. Moreover, another 8 percent remained in college…
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New Figures Suggest Community College Grad Rates Higher Than Thought

The Hechinger Report, August 6, 2013
Community college administrators have long complained that their very, very low graduation rates unfairly fail to take into account students who transfer and continue on to earn degrees somewhere else. Now there are new…
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Measuring the Success of College Completion

CBS Phillly, July 17, 2013
More than 20% of students who complete a degree do so at a different college from where they started. Recognizing life’s circumstances, no longer is college in and out after 4 years. Being able to access data from a new system…
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Is College Worth the Cost? For Now, It Seems

Yahoo Finance, June 21, 2013
The cost of a college degree is expensive and getting pricier all the time – but is it more costly in the end to not get a degree? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the short answer is yes. The jobless rate is…
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Data Reveal a Rise in College Degrees Among Americans

The New York Times, June 12, 2013
The number of Americans graduating from college has surged in recent years, sending the share with a college degree to a new high, federal data shows. The surge follows more than two decades of slow growth in college completion, which…
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Spring Semester Brings Small College Enrollment Drop

U.S. News University Directory, May 21, 2013
Although overall college enrollments have been steadily rising throughout the past decade, a new report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows that this spring, enrollments decreased 2.3% compared to the spring…
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Enrollment Decline Picks Up Speed

Inside Higher Ed, May 17, 2013
The decline in college enrollments appears to be accelerating, with 2.3 percent fewer students enrolled on campuses this spring than there were in spring 2012, according to data published Thursday by the National Student Clearinghouse…
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College enrollment slides as more return to work

USA Today, May 16, 2013
College enrollments declined 2.3% this spring compared with a year earlier, a sign that more students are returning to the workforce as the economy recovers, a report out Thursday says. The biggest drops occurred among adult learners…
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College Enrollment Fell by 2.3 Percent This Spring, Report Says

The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 16, 2013
College enrollment in the spring-2013 term dropped by 2.3 percent compared with the same term a year ago, according to a report released on Thursday by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Four-year, for-profit…
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Making the Grade After Graduation

The Huffington Post, April 15, 2013
Millions of high school seniors are beginning to receive college acceptance letters, but data surrounding students’ performance once they get to college should dampen the elation. The American Dream 2.0 Report found that 46 percent…
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Attracting the Missing Student

Inside Higher Ed, April 1, 2013
In December, a study revealed that most low-income, high-achieving high school students aren’t applying to a single competitive college. Further, the study found that many colleges are searching for these students at a very small…
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Out in Four or the School Pays for More

University Business, April 1, 2013
It used to be that when a student left high school and entered college, he or she could expect to graduate four years later. But the pressures of jobs (to support rising education costs) and the demands of family have increased time…
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Rising S.C. College Grad Rates an Encouraging Sign

The Post and Courier, March 18, 2013
Graduating from college is important. Graduating from college in four or even six years is more important still. And newly released findings from The Chronicle of Higher Education and the National Student Clearinghouse show that…
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UNL’s Six-Year Graduation Rate Exceeds National Average

Daily Nebraskan, March 12, 2013
A little more than half of first-time college students graduate within six years, according to a new report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. It found that of the 1.9 million students enrolled in all…
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College Matriculation, Graduation Rates Still Low

Yale Daily News, March 8, 2013
Just over one month after Mayor John DeStefano Jr., in his State of the City address, cited increasing college attendance and graduation rates as one of the main goals of his last year in office, a November report released…
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23% Of HS Grads Finished College Within 6 Years

New Haven Independent, March 7, 2013
New data detail the scope of a problem on which the city’s school reform drive has yet to make progress: Many kids either don’t enroll in college or end up dropping out. The data emerged in reports from the National Student…
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Snapshot, Persistence and Retention Rates