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College Completion: Where Students End Up

SayCampusLife, February 27, 2013 Students that begin their education at one college or university may end up completing it at another one, with some choosing an entirely different geographic destination to achieve their scholarly goals. In some states, including… Read More >…

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Community-College Grads Out-Earn Bachelor’s Degree Holders

The Hechinger Report, February 26, 2013 Berevan Omer graduated on a Friday in February with an associate’s degree from Nashville State Community College and started work the following Monday in his new job as a computer-networking engineer at a local television station… Read More >…

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Big Real-Estate Firms Are Going to School

The Wall Street Journal, February 26, 2013 Housing for college students, long dominated by small players willing to put up with beer pong and raucous parties, is attracting some of the biggest names in real-estate development. Lennar Corp., one of the nation’s largest home… Read More >…

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Only Half of First-Time College Students Graduate in 6 Years

The New York Times, February 26, 2013 As we’ve covered here many times before, there is an abundance of evidence showing that going to college is worth it. But that’s really only true if you go to college and then graduate, and the United States is doing a terrible job of… Read More >…

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New State-by-State Completion Data

Inside Higher Ed, February 26, 2013 The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center today released a state-by-state rundown of graduation data, which is based on a broad sample representing about 97 percent of students who attend public and private nonprofit institutions… Read More >…

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Graduation Rates: Southern States See Biggest Improvements

Education Week, February 25, 2013 For important news on graduation rates across the country, check out my colleague Caralee Adams’ blog post today about the latest “Building a Grad Nation” report, which tracks the country’s progress toward having 90 percent of its high… Read More >…

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Rick Torres, President/CEO of the National Student Clearinghouse, Selected as a 2013 Minority Business Leader Award Winner

HERNDON, VA, MAR. 21, 2013 – Rick Torres, president and CEO of the National Student Clearinghouse® in Herndon, Va., has been honored as a 2013 Minority Business Leader by the Washington Business Journal. The Clearinghouse is the nation’s trusted source for education verification and student educational outcomes research. Each year, the Washington Business Journal recognizes…

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