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The American Freshman

Academic reputation and future job prospects are two of the primary reasons students choose a college to attend, but costs and financial aid issues increasingly weigh on their final enrollment decision, says The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2013 from More »


The Great Cost Shift Continues

Per-student state spending on public higher education is down nearly 27 percent from 2008 to 2012, according to this report from Demos. At the same time, the average tuition at four-year public universities has increased approximately 20 percent, the study More »


A Strategy for College Completion & Workforce Investment

Dual-enrollment courses with a career technical education focus are gaining popularity with students—something that should help states fulfill their college completion and workforce goals, says a report from the Education Commission for the States. The study offers several policy recommendations More »


From Community College to University

Legislation in California in 2010 required state community colleges to create a special degree that would ease the transition of students to the California State University (CSU) system and, ultimately, increase the number of college graduates in the state. A More »

SAT High-Level Blueprint

Blueprint for SAT Redesign

Changes to the SAT test—the first since 2005—are designed to reinforce evidence-based thinking in students and promote college and career readiness and success, says the College Board. Among the forthcoming changes: “relevant” vocabulary words, a focus on fewer math topics, More »

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