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Suicide Leading Cause Of Death Among College Students

Educational institutions are mobilizing to address this growing crisis.

07/01/2015

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For Profit v. Non-Profit Colleges

What is the difference between a for profit college and a non-profit college and how do you know which one it is?

06/15/2015

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Tuition Breaks For Veterans Could Help Colleges

College enrollment rates have been dropping but making it easier financially for veterans to attend college may help both the vets, and the schools.

06/01/2015

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High School Students Applying To More Colleges

For 10 of the past 15 years, 70% of US colleges reported year-to-year increases in applications.

05/26/2015

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Proof That College Is Worth The Expense

With much discussion today questioning “is college worth it?”, a report in Education Week presents useful data.

05/20/2015

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Mentors Improve Commitment Of Low-Income Students At Community College

Connect2Complete provides low-income students in remedial classes at community colleges peer mentors who have been through the program themselves.

05/06/2015

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Ursinus College Names New President

Brock Blomberg will become the seventeenth president in Ursinus College’s 146-year history, following the sudden death last fall of the Montgomery County liberal arts college’s previous leader.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

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Elite Colleges Find New Ways To Welcome First-Gens

In the country’s most prestigious colleges, first-gens – often from low-income homes – are speaking up about their unique needs and administrators are listening.

04/20/2015

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College Advising Corps Making A Difference For Disadvantaged Students

The Chronicle of Higher Education has published its 2014 Influence List and Nicole Hurd made it.

12/29/2014

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Rowan Family Gives Additional $15 Million To Its Namesake University

The $15-million gift will help set up a permanent endowment dedicated to the engineering school.

12/20/2014

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Is Competency-Based Learning The Future Of Education?

The traditional approach to formal education ties students to classrooms. Competency-based education programs grant credentials based on what a student knows.

10/13/2014

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A Redesigned SAT Will Debut In Spring 2016

The College Board, who administers the SAT, announced earlier this year they are giving the exam a major overhaul and cite eight specific changes.

10/13/2014

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Who Is Eligible For Student Loan Forgiveness?

The federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) is an incentive for these graduates to consider taking jobs in public service areas.

10/06/2014

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‘Youth CareerConnect’ Grants Fund STEM Focused Programs

CareerConnect is a $107 million competition to redesign American education. The competition encourages local school districts and post-secondary institutions to develop STEM-focused programs that will graduate students with work-ready skills and knowledge.

09/29/2014

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College Affordability: Know Your Federal Student Loan Repayment Options

More than 70 percent of undergraduate college students take out student loans to help with college costs. The U.S. Department of Education offers several different repayment plans to ease the burden of loan payments for new graduates as they work to establish their careers.

09/29/2014

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