College Education

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3 On Your Side: Saving For Your Child’s College Education

Whether you need to save more, or you’re not saving at all, 3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan has some advice on how to get you on the right track.


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Streamlining Remediation To Help Students Graduate

Research shows that those who start college with remedial courses are far more likely to drop out, so a change is in the works.


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Early College Programs Work

According to Jobs for the Future, more than 75,000 high schoolers nationwide are participating in early college programs, most from underserved populations, taking courses along with their high school classes.


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Financial Aid For College

Early decisions and rolling admissions to college are coming in for the high school class of 2013 – now all you gotta do is figure out how to pay for it.



SEAD: Summer Enrichment At Dartmouth

The Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth program (SEAD) is an initiative to inspire students from under-resourced schools to get to college.


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What Is A College Degree Worth?

Educators are expressing concern that the publishing of data relating college costs and projected future earnings could be misleading to applicants.


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The Typical College Student Has Changed

Despite the economy, increased outcry over costs, and debate about the value, forty-one percent of 18-24-year-olds attend college. But who goes and how they go are changing.


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Enrollment Continues Downward At Pennsylvania’s Public Universities

The 14 Pennsylvania state universities had seen more than a decade of enrollment increases, some record setting. But not the last two years.


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College Transfers

About one third of students at all types of higher ed institutions transfer, with transfers peaking in the second year.


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Getting To College

Of the 16,000 students who began high school at a traditional Philadelphia public or charter school in 2006, 36% didn’t earn a diploma, while 28% graduated but didn’t go on to college. Something needs to change.


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Where Are The Jobs?

A new report released by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce sheds light on the current economic value of college degrees.


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Study: Latino Population Not Getting The Same Chances For College Success

The problem runs from a young age (Hispanic children are less likely to be enrolled in pre-school) to adulthood (Latinos have less than half the percentage of post-secondary degrees as the overall population), according to this new study by the College Board.


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Part 3: Is College Worth It?

The cost of college is stressing parents and putting students into debt, but they continue to bear the burden because they’re convinced it is vital for the future.