Higher Education

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Even Changed SAT May Not Be Best Measure Of College Success

The new SAT will be more relevant and mirrors students’ work in college, not deep algebra and obscure words – but it still may not be the best indicator of college success.

05/14/2014

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Graduates From Elite Colleges Are Not More Satisfied Or More Successful

A new survey of college graduates found that “highly selective schools don’t produce happier people or better workers…” but there is one thing that does make a difference.

05/12/2014

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Help For Homeless College Students

Community College of Philadelphia has developed a worthwhile project in which students in shelters, transitional living or who are food insecure are connected to resources.

04/14/2014

Expanding The Worldview Of College Students

A recent trip by Clark University students to Guatemala represents two new thrusts in college education – entrepreneurism and experiential learning.

02/26/2014

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Early College Schools Show Promise

In the early college school model, students can earn up to two years college credit or an associate’s degree in partnership with nearby colleges and universities. Data demonstrates it’s working.

02/18/2014

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Shrinking Future Student Population Puts Colleges At Risk

In the not too distant future, the number of children reaching college age will drop in the traditional population centers in the Northeast. What will the colleges do?

02/17/2014

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Three Local College Presidents In Washington DC For Higher Education Summit

“I hope that I come home with new ideas,” Montgomery County College president Karen Stout said.

01/16/2014

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Most SAT Takers Not Prepared To Succeed In College

The College Board reports that less than half of those who took the SATs in 2013 are ready to succeed in college.

01/14/2014

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Are Students Finishing College?

There are many reasons why students stop, drop out and transfer, it’s important to consider data when selecting a school.

01/08/2014

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US Is Destination For Foreign Students

The US is the world’s top destination for international students with a record number of 819,644 studying here in 2012-2013.

11/25/2013

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Tenure Track Professors Not Necessarily Best Teachers

Researchers found that college instructors who are not on the tenure track system surprisingly out-performed the tenured professors in introductory undergraduate classes.

11/06/2013

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Accredited Colleges

How do you know if a particular college is legitimate?

10/23/2013

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Colleges Graded By Graduates’ Earning Power

PayScale.com just came out with its rankings of more than 1,000 institutions by average earnings of their graduates.

09/25/2013

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Report: 7 in 10 College Students Get Financial Aid

New data from the National Post Secondary Student Aid Study, shows 71% of undergraduates received some form of financial aid in the 2011-2012 academic year, up from four years before.

09/18/2013

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Community Colleges: Separate And Unequal

At some community colleges almost two-thirds of the students are black, Hispanic or members of other groups considered underrepresented.

09/10/2013

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