News

  • Which public colleges have the top graduation rates for students in financial need?

    • The Washington Post
    • 10/13/2017

    Among 100 major public universities across the country — state flagships and other prominent schools — only 11 report a six-year graduation rate of at least 80 percent for students with enough financial need to qualify for federal Pell Grants.

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  • International Admissions Group Fed Up With Testing Practices

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 10/09/2017

    Limited testing dates and sudden cancellations erode "equity" for test-takers outside U.S., says new statement. Testing agencies say they are working on issue.

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  • The Trump effect in college admissions: Rural outreach increases, international recruitment gets harder

    • The Washington Post
    • 10/05/2017

    A sizable share of college admission directors say they have intensified efforts to recruit in rural areas and find more white students from low-income families following Donald Trump’s unexpected victory in the 2016 presidential election.

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  • Tuition isn't the only thing keeping low-income students out of college

    • MLive
    • 10/05/2017

    Cost is the most obvious reason more low-income graduates don't pursue post-secondary education, but there's more to the story.

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  • Ongoing Barriers to College Aid

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 10/04/2017

    Two new papers find application rates for federal student aid continue to lag for low-income students, and serious barriers remain for those most in need of help paying for college.

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  • Crunch Time for Perkins Loan Program

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 09/28/2017

    The federal student loan program expires Sept. 30, and it’s unclear if an extension will go through -- despite backing from colleges and bipartisan support.

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  • New SAT, Old Gaps on Race

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 09/27/2017

    As College Board unveils results from the new version of the exam, Asians beat all other groups.

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  • Good moral character: Two centuries of admitting the “leaders and best”

    • Michigan Today
    • 09/25/2017

    The hoops through which students have leapt to attend the University of Michigan in decades and centuries past – the surprisingly specialized entrance exams, the mandatory medical exams – seem almost unrecognizable in today’s world of SAT prep courses and universally accepted online applications...

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  • Average student loan debt for Michigan students still tops $30,000

    • Detroit Free Press
    • 09/20/2017

    According to new data released today, the average Michigan graduate owes $30,852 in student loans. That includes both federal loans and private loans. Federal loans are capped at $31,000 total for undergraduate dependent students.

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  • What DACA's End Could Mean for Colleges

    • The Atlantic
    • 09/19/2017

    The potential cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program raises questions about the future of undocumented students in higher education.

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