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  • Justice Department plans new project to sue universities over affirmative action policies

    • The Washington Post
    • 08/02/2017

    Justice Department officials are planning a new project to investigate and sue universities over affirmative action admissions policies they determine discriminate against white applicants, according to a U.S. government official.

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  • Cost-Conscious Families Choosing In-State Colleges

    • U.S. News & World Report
    • 07/31/2017

    More students are choosing to attend public in-state schools, one study found.

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  • There are 2.4 million fewer college students than there were five years ago

    • The Hechinger Report
    • 07/28/2017

    The number of college and university students has dropped for five straight years, to about 18 million in the semester just ended, and no upswing is expected until 2023.

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  • This Is the Way the College ‘Bubble’ Ends

    • The Atlantic
    • 07/27/2017

    After decades of expansion, just about every meaningful statistic—including the number of college students, the growth of tuition costs, and even the total number of colleges—is going down, or at least growing more slowly.

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  • College Degrees Lead to 'Good Jobs'

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 07/26/2017

    Associate and four-year degrees lead to a growing share of well-paying jobs, study finds, as struggles increase for workers with only a high school credential.

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  • As student loan debt reaches record levels, there's finally some good news about the cost of college

    • Business Insider
    • 07/25/2017

    College affordability has become the preeminent issue in higher education, as student-debt figures have hit staggering levels. While most conversations center on ballooning tuition costs, which have long surpassed the rate inflation of other consumer goods, last year tuition costs grew at the...

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  • College groups warn new rules could keep the most talented international students out

    • The Washington Post
    • 07/24/2017

    A dozen higher-education organizations expressed serious concerns over a possible change in the student visa program, saying it could deter the most talented international students from applying to schools in the United States.

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  • State Funding Cuts Matter

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 07/24/2017

    For every $1,000 cut from per-student state and local appropriations, the average student can be expected to pay $257 more per year in tuition and fees -- and the rate is rising.

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  • U.S. Parents Spending Less on College Tuition, Study Finds

    • Reuters
    • 07/18/2017

    Despite a record-high U.S. stock market and a positive economic outlook, U.S. parents spent less on college tuition during the 2016-17 school year, according to Sallie Mae's 10th annual "How America Pays for College" report.

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  • Why Aren't Students Showing Up For College?

    • NPR's Hidden Brain
    • 07/18/2017

    "The rate with which kids who are college-intending do not actually get to college in the fall is surprisingly high," says Lindsay Page, an education researcher at Harvard.

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