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2014 August 4 - 08:55 am

Rules Loom, Report Guides Colleges on Reducing Loan Defaults

Some observers contend rising default rates are inevitable. With increases in college costs far outpacing family incomes or grant aid, more students are using federal loans to cover college costs.
2014 July 22 - 09:55 am

Initiative Builds Bridges Between High Schools and Colleges

Among 2012 high school graduates who did not enroll in college the following year, just 45 percent were able to find work of any kind two years later, and only half of the positions were full-time jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics..
2014 July 15 - 10:03 am
The unceasing march of suburbia has given shoppers many more options. The expansion of technology and the rise on online retailers like Amazon have changed people’s shopping habits. Many malls that popped up like mushrooms in the 1970s are closed or struggling to survive, just like Highland Mall.
2014 June 23 - 03:29 am
Stephen Curtis, then president of the Community College of Philadelphia, and Rufus Glasper, then and now chancellor of Maricopa Community Colleges, made the case this was no one-time anomaly. Colleges could no longer look to state goverments as their primary source of funding.
2014 June 7 - 09:10 pm
Another was marked by a graduate who made it from homelessness to high academic honors. One college after another reported record numbers of graduates as many of the students who flocked to campuses during the Great Recession finished up their studies.
2014 May 23 - 04:09 pm

Colleges Seek To Improve Transfer Policies and Practice

College and university leaders gather together and as the cameras roll, sign documents, shake hands and pledge that they’ve brought new clarity to a byzantine system that hardly anyone understands.
2014 May 13 - 01:15 pm
According to the Instructional Technology Council, which has been surveying community college distance educators every year since 2004, enrollment in online classes at community colleges increased by 5.2 percent between 2012 and 2013. By comparison, over the same time period, overall enrollment at community colleges dipped by 3.
2014 May 2 - 04:05 pm
The setting was an early-morning breakfast meeting at the annual convention of the American Association of Community Colleges in Washington, D.C., not far from the U.S. Capitol, where lawmakers and their aides have been busy rewriting the Higher Education Act since last summer.

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