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Since 2008, student aid from federal and institutional sources has increased. Political and foundation leaders have also focused on the importance of a postsecondary education, and the need to increase college attainment. But in the years since 2008, the proportion of low-income recent high school graduates who enroll in college has seen a significant drop, according to a new analysis from the American Council on Education.
Jamienne S. Studley, who with Under Secretary Ted Mitchell engineered the Obama administration's surprisingly ambitious second-term higher education agenda, will leave her job this month, the department said Tuesday.
The review of the New School case comes as graduate students at several other private universities like Yale, Harvard, and Columbia are seeking to unionize, fueled by hope that the Brown ruling will fall, and by the example of New York University, which in 2013 became the only private college to voluntarily recognize a graduate-student union.
Jeffrey J. Selingo writes: Though plenty of students completed internships while in college — a critical marker on any résumé — many of them never had other part-time jobs, working the register at McDonald’s or folding clothes at the Gap like previous generations did.
The statistic was shocking: Nine out of 10 colleges reported no rapes on their campuses in 2014. That finding, released on Monday by the American Association of University Women, seemed to contradict recent surveys of female undergraduates, as well as an oft-cited — and controversial — statistic that one in five women are sexually assaulted during their time in college. Advocates and researchers agreed something was amiss.
The average discount rate offered by colleges to first-year students has risen significantly in recent years. In 2014 it was 48 percent -- the highest level ever, according to a survey of 411 private colleges by the National Association of College and University Business Officers -- up one-fifth from 2007’s average of 39 percent.
Brennan Barnard writes: As we do I ask my fellow college counselors and admission deans to share their innovative ideas and the following are just a few. Some are realistic, some are idealistic and some are just plain old fun. A number of contributors wished to remain anonymous, which is understandable given the controversy surrounding the Coalition Application.
The course, “U101: Understanding College and College Life,” is free through the online learning platform Coursera, which has a worldwide reach. It describes how colleges and universities operate, describes what faculty are looking for in college-level academic work, lists effective study strategies and suggests ways to select a major, among other topics.
The United States continues to fall behind internationally in producing a college-educated workforce as other nations send more of their citizens to university. And in the very early years, many countries are now sending a much higher percentage of their kids to preschool than the United States.
Experts on race relations and social movements say it’s hardly surprising that minority students who agree on the need for a more welcoming, inclusive campus environment might disagree about the best way to get there. In some cases, those divisions have brought about a more-nuanced approach toward protesting, where some students of color have toned down their demonstrations and revisited their demands.
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