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  • College graduation gap in Mich. a story of OK, bad, and just plain terrible

    • Michigan Radio
    • 03/07/2017

    A new report from advocacy group The Education Trust shows a large gap in six-year university graduation rates between African-American students and white students. The report says only about four in 10, or 41% of black students who start college as first-time, full-time freshmen earn bachelor’s...

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  • A Look at Black Student Success: Identifying Top- and Bottom-Performing Institutions

    • The Education Trust
    • 03/01/2017

    More Black students are enrolling in four-year colleges and universities than ever before. But what happens to these students after they arrive on campus? Do they graduate?

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  • Measuring Adversity

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 02/28/2017

    College Board pilots system to help colleges make admissions decisions about who is disadvantaged -- and evidence from one college suggests 20 percent of decisions might be different. But lack of emphasis on race concerns some advocates.

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  • From Posse Participant to College President

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 02/23/2017

    Shirley Collado, who was named president of Ithaca College on Wednesday, will be the first college president whose higher education started through the Posse Foundation. The foundation sends groups of disadvantaged students to enroll together at various colleges.

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  • Student Loan Debt In 2017: A $1.3 Trillion Crisis

    • Forbes
    • 02/23/2017

    Student loan debt is now the second highest consumer debt category - behind only mortgage debt - and higher than both credit cards and auto loans.

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  • The Conservative Approach to Student Loans

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 02/22/2017

    Right-leaning policy thinkers push agenda to simplify loan system, inject bigger role for private lenders. But proposals to eliminate PLUS loans likely to draw opposition from advocacy groups.

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  • Liberal Arts College Students Are Getting Less Artsy

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 02/21/2017

    At colleges proud of attracting students who want a broad-based, non-vocational education, numbers of majors in arts and humanities are falling.

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  • Relationships Matter in Recruiting Latino Students

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 02/16/2017

    Two-year institutions across the country are getting creative with Latino student recruitment as Hispanic populations grow.

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  • The Number Of Hungry And Homeless Students Rises Along With College Costs

    • NPR
    • 02/08/2017

    There's no way to avoid it. As the cost of college grows, research shows that so does the number of hungry and homeless students at colleges and universities across the country. Still, many say the problem is invisible to the public.

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  • The DeVos Agenda

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 02/08/2017

    After winning confirmation with the vice president's tie-breaking vote, new education secretary is expected to shift away from Obama policies on for-profit higher education, regulation, and dealing with sexual assault on campus.

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