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The New Results for PISA, The Program for International Student Assessment, are Being Released Today, December 6. In the U.S., 15-yesr-olds' Average Scores in Mathematics Declined. Science and Reading Literacy Scores are Unchanged.
The New FAFSA is Easier and...Harder. A National Public Radio Report.
The College Board Releases its 2016 "Trends in Education" on College Pricing nd Student Aid.
Chinese Education Company Accused of Giving Money and Gifts to Admissions Officers.
The Wall Street Journal Releases its First-Ever Rankings of U.S. Colleges with The Times (of London) Higher Education.
NACAC Releases its 13th Annual State of College Admissions. Guess What Matters Most to Admissions Officers?
People are Talking About: How Big Data Transformed Applying to College.
Happy Fall. And Welcome Back to COLLEGE BOUND. Have a Great School Year.
Which Colleges Were Represented the Most at the Olympic Games? See the Count from the NCAA.
Student Loan Debt Level Rankings by School, According to Lendedu.com
To Communicate With the Members of the Class of 2020: Text. Beloit College Releases the Annual "Mindset List" of Trends.
Forbes Releases its List of America's Top Colleges. Guess Who is No. One?
People are Talking About: The New York Times Op Ed by Frank Bruni--"To Get To Harvard, Go to Haiti?"
Many Students are Not Applying for Financial Aid Because They Assume They are Ineligible, According to a New "Data Point" Study from U.S. Department of Education.
Twenty-five Cities with the Highest (and Lowest) High School Graduation Rates.
The Brookings Institution Releases Report, "Do State Subsidies for Public Universities Favor the Affluent?"
Consumer Reports: "How to Make Free Community College Work for You."
The Times of Higher Education Out of London States That MOOCs Can Change Education....Just Not Yet.
Too Rich for Financial Aid, Too Poor for College. Advice from U.S. News and World Report.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Issues a Brief on How Colleges Can Increase the Diversity on Their Campuses.
Breaking News: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds "Race Conscious Decisions" in College Admissions. Read the Ruling Here.
People are Talking About: Two Extra Years in College Could Cost Students $300,000 Over Their Lifetime....
Fifty-eight Colleges Say They Will Use the New Application Form Coming This Summer from The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success.
Asian American Coalition for Education Files Complaint Today Against Three Ivy League Colleges About Admissions Policies.
New Gallup Poll Finds Americans View the Nation's Higher Education Favorably; 97 Percent Believe Students Need Education Beyond High School.
Kiplinger Lists 42 "Great College Values" Still Accepting Applications....
NACAC Posts its "Colleges Openings" Survey of Colleges with Space and Financial Aid.
People Are Talking About: "The NEW College Application" in Time Magazine, April 18.
Malia Obama's College Choice and Growing Interest in Gap Year. Newsweek Magazine Report.
Weekend Reading: Small Colleges Struggle to Keep Doors Open. A New York Times Report.
What Students Should Do If They Are "Stuck" on a Wait List. A Report from NPR.
"College Affordability." A New State-by-State Report.
"How to Decode a College Financial Aid Award Letter." From Consumer Reports This Month.
People are Talking About: "America's 'Best' High Schools.
"Colleges Put Thousands in Wait-List Limbo...." Washington Post Report.
"Why Starting at a Community College Can be Smarter." Opinion Piece in The Washington Post.
Admits Among the Ivies ... Below COLLEGE BOUND notes the News from the Ivy League. More details on Admissions in the April Newsletter....
The U. of Pennsylvania Admits But 9.4 Percent of Applicants.
Ninety-four Percent of Admits to Darmouth are in the Top 10 Percent of Their High School Classes.
Seven Hundred of the Admits to Cornell U. are First-Generation Students.
Yale Creates a Wait List of 1,095 Students for Class of 2020.
Forty-seven Percent of Admits at Brown U. Identify Themselves As Students of Color.
Princeton Selects from Largest Applicant Pool...Ever.
Harvard Acceptance Only 5.2 Percent of Its Applicants. Full Story in Harvard Magazine. http://harvardmagazine.com/2016/04/harvard-accepts-record-low-5-2-percent-of-applicants-to-class-of-2020
People Are Talking About: Frank Bruni's Piece in The New York Times Called, "College Admissions Shocker!".
Cuba to Now Be Included in Educational Exchange Programs. See White House "Fact Sheet" for Info.
College Financial Aid Letters Just Got a Little Better (to Read, Anyway). Time Magazine's Take on the New Code of Conduct from NACAC.
Weekend Reading: "Three Surprising Skills That School Counselors Need." From Edutopia.
"The New SAT Brings New Challenges, Same Old Pressures...." From The Boston Globe.
Listen to the Confirmation Hearings for John King, Acting Secretary of Education. Discussion About What to Do About Student Loans.
"How to Support a Student Who Received a College Rejection Letter." From The Philadelphia Public School Notebook.
The New York Times Today: States are Looking for Ways to Promote Education in STEM by Cutting the Liberal Arts.
The Christian Science Monitor Reports on How Colleges Award Financial Aid.
"Colleges Welcome A Growing Number of Home Schooled Students."
A Report on NBC News.
The Washington Post Reports That the ACT Essay Scores are "Inexplicably Low."
NPR Focuses on How Technology is Changing the Application Process.
This month it is The Atlantic asking, "What's Wrong With College Admissions?"
People are Talking About...The New York Post Article, "Former Yale Admissions Officer Reveals Secrets of Who Gets In."
"Do Elite Colleges Lead to Higher Salaries? Only for Some Professions." A Report in The Wall Street Journal.
College Admissions Officers and Scholars Sign on to the Mission of "Making Caring Common." The Mission is Make the Admissions Process More "Caring" as Well.
College Students Are Missing Out on Financial Aid, New Analysis Shows.
Seven Financial Aid Tips
Education Week Releases the 20th Edition of Quality Counts, a Report on Education in the States.
New Tools and Resources Available for Applying for Federal Student Aid.
Sweet Briar Reopens with Confidence and Challenges....
President Obama Signed Into Law The Every Student Succeeds Act Which Had Bipartisan Support. See Details Below.
The U.S. Supreme Court Revisits the Issue of Race and College Admissions. The New York Times Provides an In-Depth Look at the Issue.
"Are California Public Universities Harder to Get Into Today?"
Think Global, Act Local: The OECD Reports on "Education At a Glance" Around the World. A Must Read.
Weekend Updates: Article on Student Debt in The New York Times.
We are Thankful for Our Subscribers. Many of You Have Been With Us for 30 Years! Happy Thanksgiving to All.
People are Talking About...Where the Daughter of a President is Applying to College....
The State of the International Student in the U.S. Open Doors Releases its Annual Report on the International Student.
The College Board Releases its Annual "Trends in Higher Education" Report on College Pricing and Student Aid.
The Journal of Higher Education is Out Today with a Special Edition on What the Higher Education Act Will Mean to Students. http://www.nasfaa.org/journal_of_student_financial_aid
Weekend Reading: "The New Math Takes the Mystery Out of College Rankings."
New Regulations Will Protect Students from "Unreasonable Fees," and Expand Income-Repayment Plan, the U.S. Dept. of Ed Announced Today, October 27.
New Study Finds That Law Schools Have Lowered Their Admissions "Standards," Admitting Students Unlikely to Pass the Bar.
Frank Bruni Writes Op Ed in The New York Times Sunday Called "An Admissions Surprise From the Ivy League." Read More in Link Below.
People are Talking About: The Article in the Current Psychology Today Called "Declining Student Resilience."
Eighty Colleges Join Coalition Dedicated to Making the College Application Process Easier. See Website Launched Today.
White House Announces There Will be an Easier and Earlier FAFSA. Read and Hear NPR's Report.
Weekend News: The White House Releases New "College Scorecard Saturday."
The Families of Freedom Foundation Awards Scholarships to the Dependents of Victims of 9/11. See Website for Details on Applications.
People Are Talking About: John Cassidy's Article in The New Yorker, "What is College Worth? The Real Value of higher Education.
Welcome Back to School! Have a Good Fall.
America's Ten Most Innovative College Presidents, According to the Latest Issue of Washington Monthly. Also Included: College Rankings.
New Report Out Called "Summer Melt," Looks at Why Accepted Students Don't Go to College. From Harvard Education Press.
Tips for Students Who Do Not Receive Enough Financial Aid. From the U.S. Dept. of Education.
Forbes Publishes its List of "Best Colleges." Pomona? No. 1. See List Below.
Dramatic Increase in Students Needing Financial Aid. NASFAA, The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Releases Report at its Annual Conference.
A Record Number of Students Took the ACT in 2014, But Gaps in College Readiness Persist. Further Findings in New Report on College Readiness.
New Urban Institute Report Argues Low-Income Students Often Miss Financial Aid Opportunities and Urges More Information Sooner Rather Than Later.
Most Students are Not Prepared Adequately for College, New ACT Report Released Today Finds, But Low-Income Students are Particularly Vulnerable.
Money Magazine Releases Its Rankings of "Best Colleges."
The Federal Government Releases a Revised List of Colleges for "Heightened Cash Monitoring." See Web Site for List.
Happy Summer. After a brief break, CB is back to continue to keep you up-to-date on admissions news over the summer. Hope you are enjoying you summer, too. Meanwhile...
A Little Summer Reading: The Federal Reserve of New York takes a look at what impact loan availability has on college tuition. (It may surprise you.)
Seven Out of Ten College Students are Stressed About Money, New Ohio State U. Survey Finds. (Nearly 36 Percent Are Using Loans as Their Primary Means of Paying for College.)
Update: Sweet Briar Receives Double the Donations Expected, According to a Washington Post Report.
Supreme Court Reopens Affirmative Action Admissions Debate.
Sweet Briar C. to Remain Open. See The New York Times Article. (Sweet Briar States it Will Have Further Details on its Web Site Soon.)
Lumina Foundation Issues New Book on How to Improve Financial Aid for Low-Income Students.
"Will Three-Year Colleges Make the Grade?" A National Public Radio Report.
New Survey of Students Outlines Their Attitudes Towards College Costs.
Weekend Reading: College and Career Readiness Policies Outlined State-by-State. An Atlas from New America.
Worldwide Rankings of Universities By Regions is Now Available. The 2015 QS Results Are Out.
Public Research Universities: Why They Matter. A New Report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
New Poll Finds Public Gives Colleges Poor Marks for the Admissions Process and Job Placement.
Graduation Gap Wider Than Enrollment Gap Between Rich and Poor Students, The New York Times Reports.
New America Releases Report Titled, "The Out-of-State Student Arms Race: How Public Universities Use Merit Aid to Recruit Nonresident Students."
Weekend Reading: New Report, "Universal Basic Skills: What Countries Stand to Gain," Outlines the Importance of Developing Basic Skills for Economic Development. From the OECD.
Private School Enrollment Falls, According to New Report From the National Student Clearinghouse.
The Princeton Review Releases Survey of Teens and Parents About High School Life. For Example, "What Motivates Students Academically?"
Colleges That Still Have Openings. NACAC's Annual Listing. Updated Periodically.
The Chronicle for Higher Education Reports on How Baltimore Colleges are Helping Baltimore Heal.
Only 18 Percent of the Nation's Eighth Graders Are At or Above Proficient in U.S. History, One Percent Improvement in the Last Four Years. Geography and Civics? Not Much Improvement There Either.
Corinthian Colleges Closed Campuses Worldwide.
Moody's Finds That 10 Colleges Have One Third of the Wealth in Higher Ed; 40 Colleges Two Thirds....
People are Talking About: Arizona State U. Launches "First of its Kind" Global Academy, Providing Freshmen "Everywhere" College Credit Classes Online.
NBC News Follows Students in New Program About the Freshman Experience.
Admits to the Ivy League. Editor's Note: Today, CB has posted the admissions news released by schools in the Ivy League as they were announced. Check back for updates. And for more details, see the April and May issues of COLLEGE BOUND.
Brown's Admit Rate Lowest in History. https://news.brown.edu
Columbia Accepts Only 6 Percent of Applicants. http://columbiaspectator.com
Cornell Admits Most Diverse Class. http://www.news.cornell.edu
Dartmouth Admits More Students from the West. http://now.dartmouth.edu.
Harvard Accepts Fewer Students. http://www.thecrimson.com
Penn Accepts Students from 84 Countries. http://www.thedp.com
Princeton Guarantee's Aid If Needed. (See CB's April issue.)
Yale's Admissions Process "Challenging." http://yaledailynews.com
Early College Programs Boosting College Going Rates.
Weekend Reading: Helping Parents Through the Storm. The Washington Post Blog on "The Emotional Impact of College Admissions Decisions on Parents."
NACAC Releases New Report on the Importance of High School Counseling.
New America Creates its Own March Madness Chart Based on Academics. See Who Ranks No. 1
The Aspen Institute Announces its Awards for Community College Excellence. See Who the Winners Are.
Bloomberg.com Reports Sweet Briar Alumni Have Raised Money and Vowed to Fight the Closure of Sweet Briar College.
White House Releases a Fact Sheet on "Student Aid Bill of Rights."
Online Education Enrollment Continues to Grow in Higher Education, According to New Report.
"Community Colleges That Work." New York Times Editorial.
The Los Angeles Times Takes a Look At the Pressure on Asian American Students Regarding College Admissions.
New Documentary Series on History of Federal Student Aid Released by the Institute for Higher Education Policy and the Lumina Foundation. See Link Below to Access Series and Obtain Info on How to Obtain a Viewing Guide.
Weekend Reading: It's Confirmed: Teenagers are Increasingly Losing More Sleep.
People are Talking About..."The Promise and Failure of Community Colleges," an Article in The New York Times.
The Gap in High School Graduation Rates Between Black and White Males Continues to Widen, According to New Report.
What the President's Budget Means for Higher Education. An Analysis by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
U.S. Dept. of Ed Publishes A Resource Guide of Materials to Help Students and Families Fill Out the FAFSA.
ACT Launches New College and Career Readiness Campaign. See website for details.
The Atlantic Magazine Takes a Look at Possible Problems with the New SAT.
President Obama Proposes Making Two-Year Community Colleges Free for All "Responsible Students."
The Chronicle of Higher Education Lists "Five Things Colleges Can Expect From Congress in 2015. "
Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars Program Deadline is Approaching. Up to $10,000 Awarded to Graduating Seniors in Eight States.
The Wall Street Journal Reports on Aid Programs Aimed at Middle Class Students.
Almost Time for the FAFSA!
Weekend Reading: The U.S. Department of Education is Calling for Comments About its Proposed New College Rating System. Why Not Add Your Two Cents?
Kiplinger Releases its List of Best College Values for 2015.
"What Students Don't Know About Their Loans," According to The New York Times.
Huffington Post Reports Congressional Leaders Plan to Cut Pell Grants to Students to Pay Private Student Loan Providers....
More Than 600 Pledges Were Made at the White House Summit Aimed at Improving College Opportunities. See the Complete List.
Follow the White House Summit Live on Higher Education and College Opportunity...
Graduating from College in Four Years is a Myth, According to a New Report from Complete College.
Forbes Releases a Guide on Financial Aid with Charts on Expected Family Contributions.
Happy Thanksgiving Weekend. We are thankful for all our subscribers and we thank you for all you do to help students acquire access to college.
How President Obama's Action on Immigration Will Impact Higher Education. A Chronicle of Higher Education Report.
USA Today Reviews Six Movies That, It Says, Really Depict College Life.
Maclean's Magazine Ranks Canada's Top Universities. See Who is No. 1.
Time Magazine Reports on What California's Tuition Hike Means for Higher Education At Large.
College Students Have No Idea What College Really Costs....
People are Talking About...The Project on Student Debt Report on the Class of 2013. Just Released.
How Much Does a College Really Cost? The College Board Releases its Annual Trends Survey of College Pricing.
A New Report from Junior Achievement Finds One in Four of "Millennial" Students Believe Their Student Loans Will be Forgiven.
Happy Veteran's Day to All Veterans and Their Families.
Forbes Article Reports on Scholarships and Financial Aid Available to Veterans and Their Families.
Weekend Reading: Student Loan Defaulters Aren't Who You Think, According to a New Report.
NCAA Posts Higher Graduation Rates Among Athletes.
A New Report Takes a Look at How the 50 States are Doing in Preparing Young People for College. See Who Gets the Highest Marks.
How the Governors Races Might Influence Higher Education in the States. An Inside Higher Education Report.
U.S. News and World Report Releases Rankings of Universities Around the Globe.
Bloomberg Philanthropies Launches New Initiative to Encourage Low- and Moderate Income High-Achieving Students to Go to College. Details Attached.
With All That is Going On in the World, We Thought This Article Might Lift Your Spirits. Have a Good Weekend.
People are Talking About: Does Princeton U. Really Get 10 Times More Tax Dollars Than Public Universities? See The Atlantic on This Topic.
The Chronicle of Higher Education Reports on How Colleges are Responding to Ebola Threats.
National Student Clearinghouse Releases Data About the Transition of Students from High School to College.
Employment of College Grads is Looking Up, According to the Latest Annual Survey of Employers by Michigan State U.
MONDAY MORNING NEWS: Western Governors State U. Enrolls 50,000 Students in 15 Years and Becomes One of the Nation's Largest Nonprofit Universities.
Big Ten Conference Announces it Will Guarantee Scholarships for All Four Years for Student Athletes.
The Number of Students Taking out Loans for College Increases, According to Pew Research Released October 7. But the Biggest Increase is Among More Affluent Students.
The College Board Releases Profiles of the 2014 Test Takers. See, Results for the SAT, PSAT and AP tests.
U.S. Dept. of Ed Awards $96 Million to Improve the Access of Minority Students to Colleges and Universities. List of Those Receiving Awards Attached.
Community College is Guaranteed to Chicago High School Students Earning a 3.0 GPA, Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announces.
"Holistic" Admissions Increases the Diversity of the Students Enrolling in the Health Professions at Colleges and Universities Nationwide, New Study Finds.
U.S. Dept. of Ed Announces New GEAR UP Grants to Help Low-Income Students Get to College.
Time Magazine Reports On One Major Reason Student College Costs are Increasing.
The Washington Post Article on Issues at NACAC: "College Admissions Chiefs Worry How Will Students Find Them."
Quest Bridge is Making Increasing Impact on the Enrollment of Low-Income Students in Colleges.
New University Innovation Alliance Has Been Formed to Improve the Graduation Rates at 11 Public Universities.
Kaplan Survey Finds College Admissions Officers and Guidance Counselors Have Different Opinions About the New SAT.
The New York Times Reports on What Some Colleges are Doing to Increase the Economic Diversity of Their Students.
The U.S. News and World Report Releases its 2015 Best Colleges, Today, September 9.
The 75 Best Colleges for Food in America.... Not Necessarily for Reasons You Might Think.
New Survey Finds That 44 Percent of Students Do Not Believe They Will Be Able to Pay Back Their Student Loans Until Age 50.
Weekend Reading: How Does Tuition Discounting Really Work? In a New Report, the Education Commission of the States Takes a Look at Tuition Discounts at Public Colleges and Universities. Complete with Diagrams and Charts.
Low-Income Students Still Rare at America's "Elite" Colleges, According to The New York Times.
You've Heard it Before, We'll Say it Again: "Guidance Counselors Key in Bid to Increasing Overall Access to College." Article in diverseeducation.com.
What Do Americans Think of the Current State of Education? New PDK/Gallup Poll Released This Morning.
Only 39 Percent of U.S. Students are Prepared to Go to College, According to ACT's Latest Report.
Donations to Colleges Increased 5.4 percent Last Year, According to College Fundraisers, Slighly Higher Than Last Year.
Weekend Reading: The Just-Released Article in The Atlantic Called "The Future of College?"
NCAA Will Appeal the Federal Court's Ruling. See the Statement it Released This Weekend.
Judge O'Bannon's 99-Page Brief on Why He Ruled Against the NCAA.
Christian Science Monitor Reports on Ways to Stop "Summer Melt."
More Parents, Fearful of Burdening Their Children with Debt, are Saving for College, According to Another Survey of Parents.
To Improve Retention, Colleges Need to Focus on Students Who are Near Graduation, But for Some Reason, Dropout of School, According to New Research Report.
Parents are Paying More Out-of-Pocket Expenses for their College Students. Students are Borrowing Less, According to New Survey from SallieMae.
Who is Today's Admissions Officer? NACAC Takes a Fascinating Look in New Report.
"College Subsidies Hit Decade Low as Students Pay at Least Half Their Education Cost for the First Time." A New Delta Cost Project Report. July 28, 2014
Sixty of the Nation's Largest Urban School Districts Join "My Brother's Keeper" Initiative. See Plan and Listing of Districts.
U.S. Dept. of Ed Announces it Will Reprocess FAFSA Applications with Errors From a Misplaced Decimal.
Forbes Magazine Reports That Financial Literacy Gap is Costing College Graduates Thousands.
Why a Liberal Arts Degree is Important for the New "Artisan Economy," the PBS News Hour Reports.
Community College Students Have Less Access to Federal Student Loans, and Suffer as a Consequence, New Report Argues.
Graduates in STEM Subjects Likely to Have Jobs, But Not in STEM Fields, U.S. Census Bureau Finds.
High School Graduation Rates Improve; So Does College Enrollment, According to New Report.
U.S. Dept. of Ed Releases a List of the Most and Least Expensive Colleges in America.
Colleges Initiate New Efforts to Reduce "Summer Melt."
Indiana and Tennessee Are at the Center of Discussions About the Benefits of Providing More Financial Aid to Community College Students.
A New Wrinkle in the FAFSA Applications May be Leading to Some Students to be Disqualified for Aid.
New Interest Rates for Direct Student Loans Posted, Effective July 1 for 2014-15.
Tuition Discounting at Record High, According to New Study of College Business Officers.
People are Talking About: "The Ivory Tower," a Documentary That Opened June 27, Nationwide.
A New Report from the Education Trust Focuses on the Issue of Linking Federal Aid to College Rankings.
New World Rankings of Universities is Out: China on the Road to Becoming World's Leader in Higher Education.
Fraternities Are Under Greater Scrutiny as Colleges Investigate Sexual Assaults.
Colleges Focus on Retaining the International Students They Recruit.
The ACT Adds New Indicators of College Readiness Including a STEM Score and English Language Arts Score. http://www.act.org/actnext/
Weekend Reading: The Just-Released Condition of Education 2014 From the U.S. Dept. of Ed. The Report Covers All Sectors of Education. http://nces.ed.gov/programs/coe/introduction4.asp
The Motivations and Mindset of Prospective College Students Explored in a New Report Called The Differentiated University from the Parthenon Group. http://www.parthenon.com/ThoughtLeadership/TheDifferentiatedUniversity
The National Association for College Admissions Counseling Has Updated its Listing of Colleges Still Accepting Students and Will Keep the List of Schools With Openings Posted on Its Website Until June 30. http://www.nacacnet.org/media-center/PressRoom/2014/Pages/NACAC-College-Openings-Update.aspx
Enrollment at Private Four-Year Colleges is Up, But Down Slightly Overall.
People are Talking About... Time Magazine's Article on Why Students Should Take a Gap Year.
Student Loan Interest Rates Will Increase for the 2014-15 School Year.
First Lady Michelle Obama Launches "Reach Higher Initiative" to Encourage All Students to Reach for Education Beyond High School. See Web Site for Details.
Asian Students Outperform Other Students on College Readiness Measures, According to New Report from the ACT.
How Many Applications to Colleges is Too Many? Reuters Has Some Surprising Answers.
Waitlisted for College? Here's Why. From the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Affirmative Action in Michigan Case. See Court Ruling in Link Below.
U.S. News and World Report Releases its Latest Rankings of High Schools. Rankings of Schools Strong in STEM Subjects Also Ranked.
College Attainment Increased in the U.S. Last Year. But the U.S. is Still Being Outpaced by Other Countries.
The College Board Releases Sample Questions for the Newly Redesigned SAT.
Fifteen Ways, in 15 Different Papers, to Reform the Way We Give Student Financial Support for College. From the Lumina Foundation.
Released April 14.
Parents are Saving More for College, According to New Report.
New Survey Finds Disturbing New Gender Gap Among Students Planning for College.
What Size City is Likely to Have an NCAA Championship Team? This and Other Fun Facts from the U.S. Census Bureau. Have a Good Weekend. (And may the best team win. :))
New Public Private Partnership Will Promote College and Career Readiness With Service Programs.
What The Washington Post Learned by Going Inside Admissions Offices at George Washington U.
The State of Higher Education in California: More Students are Going Into Debt, According to New Report.
The Princeton Review Releases the Results of its Annual Poll of College Applicants and Their Parents on Their Dreams, Hopes and Worries.
Use of the SAT Declined in 29 States Over the Last Seven Years, According to Analysis by The Washington Post.
A Realtor's View of the Best College Towns in Which to Live.
College Costs and Financial Aid Top Concern of College Freshmen in Annual Survey by UCLA.
News Flash: The College Board Announces its Plan for Redesign of the SAT.
NPR Program Discusses the Pros and Cons of a Gap Year.
The President's New Proposed Budget for 2015. What it Says About Postsecondary Education and College and Career Readiness.
New Report Reveals the Aspirations and the Outcomes for Men of Color at Community Colleges .
The Institute of International Education Calls for the Doubling of Students Who Study Abroad. Here is Their New Initiative.
College Enrollment is Expected to Grow to 2020. New U.S. Dept of Ed Analysis in 194-page Report.
Who's On First? New World Rankings of Colleges Reveal a Shift in the Names of the Colleges at the Top of the Lists.
The Debate About the Value of a College Degree Continues. A New Urban Institute Report Argues A College Degree Matters, With Variations Among Individuals and Institutions.
"Colleges Respond to Growing Numbers of Learning Disabled Students," According to Washington Monthly Article.
New Report Argues Community Colleges Benefit Students as Well as Society.
Pew Research Center Issues Report on the Impact of Not Going to College.
Donations to Colleges are at an All-time High, According to New Report from the Council for Aid to Education Released Today, February 12.
More Students, Including More Low-Income Students, are Taking Advanced Placement Classes, According to a New Report from the College Board Out Today, February 11.
Many Students in For-Profit Colleges Are Not Aware They Have Other Options, According to New Report From Public Agenda Released Today, February 10.
Which Country Sends the Most Students to the U.S.? "Student and Exchange Visitor Program" Report Looks at Who Comes from Where.
ACT Finds There is an Untapped Pool of Students Interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) But Who Don't End Up Pursuing It.
The Documentary Film, "First Generation" Will Make National Tour in Event Called "Go College," Sponsored by Wells Fargo. See Web Site for List of 10 Cities.
"High School Grades Matter Most in College Admissions," According to New Survey From NACAC.
In His State of the Union Speech, President Obama Calls for Greater Support for Access to College, Early Childhood Education and Job Training Programs. See Text or Video of Speech.
College Endowments Went Up in 2013, New Study Finds.
Deadline Near for High School Women Who Want to Apply for NASA's Aerospace Scholars Program.
Early College Students More Likely to Enroll in College, New Study Finds.
Indeed, Liberal Arts Majors Fare Well Over the Long Run Compared to Other Majors, New Report States.
"The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate. The broad education will, therefore, transmit to one not only the accumulated knowledge of the race but also the accumulated experience of social living." Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Christian Science Monitor Reports on "How Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook Changed College Admissions."
National Summit on College Affordability to be Streamed Live January 16 Starting at 9 a.m.
White House Announces New Promise Zones Initiative That Includes Partnerships With Local Colleges.
The New GED Test Released January 2 with Increased Connections to College and Career Readiness.
Happy New Year! And Welcome Back. COLLEGE BOUND's January 2014 Issue is Online. Check Out the Current Issues.
Happy Holidays. Peace on Earth. Good Will to All.
The Editors of COLLEGE BOUND.
"The False Promise of 'Holistic' Admissions." An Article in the December 17 issue of The Atlantic.
People are Talking About... "When the First in a Family Go to College" from Minnesota Public Radio.
College Enrollment Declines for Second Year in a Row, According to New Report Out Today, December 12.
U.S. Dept. of Ed Highlights the Features in its New Financial Aid Toolkit.
Time Magazine Reports on "The High School Guidance Counselor Shortage."
Student Debt Climbs for the Class of 2012.
International Test Scores Released with Rankings. U.S. Students are... "Average." See Full Report for Details.
"Does Education Pay?" New Analysis in Issues in Science and Technology.
Will Getting Into College Be Easier in the Future? The Los Angeles Times Takes a Look.
Moody's States that 40 Percent of Colleges Face Declining or Stagnant Tuition Revenue and Enrollment.
U.S. News and World Report Releases Its Rankings of "Best Colleges for Veterans."
The Number of International Students at U.S. Colleges and Universities Increases Seven Percent, Says "Open Doors" Study.
Word to the Wise: "Colleges May Love You GPA, Then They Saw Your Tweets," The New York Times Reports.
The Nation's Report Card on Reading and Mathematics Released. Hispanic and Female Students Do Better in Math. Male Student Scores Remain Flat.
College Summit Calls for New Programs and Policies to Help Students Become "Smart Shoppers."
People Are Talking About..."Robots or Aliens as Parents" in The New York Times Sunday, An Article on the "Creativity" in College Admissions Essays.
The Jack Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is Now Open. Deadline: November 5.
The Council of Independent Colleges Launches a New Campaign for a Liberal Arts Education.
Graduation Rates for Athletes Continue to Rise, According to New Figures from the NCAA.
Tuition Increases for In-State Students at Public Universities Lowest in 30 Years. This Stat and Others Are in the College Board's Latest Survey of Tuition Trends.
New Report Argues That Low-Income Students Need to Apply for Financial Aid Earlier Than They Do Now for Full Benefit.
The Common Application Reports on Efforts to Improve its System and Begins Daily Updates of Progress.
The New York Times "Room for Debate" on... Study Abroad. Worthwhile or a Waste of Time?
How to Help Students See That Setbacks are Temporary.
The Daily Beast Releases its Own College Rankings Based on Graduation Rates, Affordability and Future Earnings.
Private College Tuition Rates Increase 3.6 Percent.
Where Will Students from Around the World Study in the Coming Years? The U.S. is Still a Top Destination. But China is Coming on Strong, a New Report Suggests.
A Washington Post Poll Finds Americans Less Likely to Believe a College Education is Part of the 'American Dream.'
MIT's President Speaks Out in Time Magazine on the Impact of Online Learning.
The Default Rate on Federal Student Loans Continues to Rise, U.S. Dept of Ed Reports.
How a Government Shutdown Would Impact Higher Education.
U.S. Department o Education Offers New Guidance to Admissions Officers on Increasing Racial Diversity at Colleges.
Only 43 Percent of SAT Takers Prepared for College Level Work.
McGraw Prize in Education Awarded September 24 Honors Educators Promoting Access to Higher Education
America's High School Counselor's Struggle to Meet Student Needs. U.S. News and World Report Story.
Northeastern University Survey Finds Employers Want College Graduates Who Can Write and Communicate.
Graduate School Enrollment Increases Slightly, Thanks to the Increase of Foreign Student Enrollment.
U.S. News and World Report Releases its Annual Rankings.
Congressional Budget Office Outlines Options for Changing Pell Grant Program. New Report.
New Report Argues the Need for People Trained in the Humanities Has Never Been Greater.
New Survey Finds Teen Interest in STEM Areas is Declining While There is an Increase in Need in the Fields.
New Analysis Finds State Appropriations to Higher Ed Inch Upward. See State-by-State Report.
Yet, It's Not Just Students Who Have Debt. Public Universities Have a Problem, Too, According to New Report.
President Obama Outlines His Plan to Combat Rising College Costs.
Are Students Prepared for College and Careers? Some Are, Others Not So Well. See New ACT Report.
CollegeWeekLIVE Hosts Virtual College Fair for International Students, Tomorrow, August 21. See,
Who Has the "Coolest" Colleges?
Four Out of Five College Students are Working Their Way Through School, according to new Citigroup and Seventeen Magazine Survey, and Paying for Much of Their Own Expenses.
Students Who Complete Certificates or Two-Year Degree Programs are More Likely to Get a Bachelor's Degree, According to New Study.
Safest Colleges in America? StateUniversity.com creates its own list.
Federal Student Loans Now 3.86 Percent; Will Rise and Fall with Market Rates.
One in Three U.S. Adults are Helping with College Expenses and 71 Percent are Worried About the Burden, New Survey Finds.
Too Many Low-Income "College-Indending" Students Fail to Enroll in College Following Their Senior Year of High School, According to New Harvard Study.
A New Sallie Mae Report Called "How America Pays for College," Notes Families Face Unexpected Expenses.
Federal Student Loan Debt of Current Borrowers Tops One Trillion Dollars, According to New Government Report.
U.S. Senators Reach Agreement on Student Loans, Sort of, With Vote Expected New Week. See Article About the Development in The Washington Post.
College Graduation Rates of Minorities Improving, New Analysis by Education Trust Finds.
Highly-Selective Colleges Offering Pricey Summer Programs, Chicago Tribune Article Reports.
What International Students Study, And Where. Details of New Report Can be Found Below.
States Increasingly Award Aid Based on Need and Merit, New Report Finds, to Increase Retention Rates.
Bill to Stem Increase in Student Loan Interest Rate Fails. See The Washington Post report.
State Lawmakers Urged to Reform Higher Education in New Report. See What is Recommended.
Turning Tuition On Its Head, Oregon's Radical New State Plan.
Working Your Way Through College? It is Not Easy for Today's Students.
U.S. Supreme Court Sends Affirmative Action Case Back to the States. See The New York Times Analysis.
Student Loan Interst Rates Set to Go Up July 1. See An Analysis in The Chronicle of Higher Ed.
New Report Makes the Case for Liberal Arts.
College Attainment is Not Meeting Workforce Needs. Lumina Foundation Sets New Goals.
America's "Best" High Schools, According to Newsweek and The Daily Beast.
People are Talking About... A New Forbes Article Arguing That Online Education Will the Next "Bubble" to Pop?
"Significant" Numbers of Students Attend Multiple Colleges on their Path to College Success. New ACT Report.
FYI... The NCAA Recognizes 976 Teams for Academic Excellence. See Who is on the List.
Siemens Competition for High School Students on Math, Science and Technology is Now Open. Deadline: September 30.
In a New Report, The Century Foundation Calls for Reorganizing Community Colleges.
People are Talking About... The New York Times Story on the Limited Access of Poor Students to Public Universities.
New Ranking of Universities in Latin America Announced.
Costs and Completion Rates at the Nation's Colleges, A New Report from the National Center for Education Statistics.
College Graduates Not as Diverse as Student Body, New Report from the American Council on Education.
College Enrollment Fell This Spring, New Report Says.
The Washington Post Reports St. Mary's College of Maryland is Accepting Late Applications.
Rising Student Loan Debt Impacts Economy, A New Report Claims.
Lest You Wondered.... The Value of a College Degree. A New York Times Analysis.
Space Available with Financial Aid at 210 Colleges, Public and Private, According to NACAC's 2013 Survey.
As College Applications Increase, So Does Indecision. Listen to an NPR Report.
"Colleges Adapt Online Courses to Ease Burden," The New York Times Reports.
"10 Ways to Pay Less for College," From Forbes.
U.S. News and World Report Releases its Rankings of "Best" High Schools.
ACT Finds Continued Gap Between High School Preparation and College Expectations.
New Tool for Comparing Financial Aid and College Costs from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
"Is the International Student "Bubble" About to Pop?" A Chronicle of Higher Education Blog.
"How Much Does College Really Cost?" The Folks at Kiplinger Have an Answer.
First Look: President Obama's Budget for Education.
Parade Magazine Lists 10 Reasons Why It Is Okay to Get Rejected from a College.
"Panel Calls for Overhauling Student Grants," Wall Street Journal Reports.
International Student Applications to Graduate Schools Decline.
Threat of Debt Driving U.S. Families Away from Private Universities, According to The Guardian.
New York Daily News Reports Parents Aae Calling Colleges to Learn Why Their Child was Rejected.
Economic Impact of Recession on Higher Education in European Countries. New European Commission Report.
Certificates Fastest Growing Credential in Postsecondary Education,
New York Times Article Says.
Speaking of Sports... "The 25 Most Amazing Campus Student Recreation Centers," Ranked by Best College Reviews.
"College Hopes and Worries," The Princeton Review Releases its Latest Survey of Parents and Students.
Every State But Two is Spending Less on Students for Higher Education Since the Recession Began, New Report Finds.
The Carnegie Foundation Finds "Dramatic Success" in New Way of Teaching Developmental Math to Community College Students.
"Best Graduate Schools," According to U.S. News.
"Top Students ,Too, Aren't Always Ready for College." A Chronicle of Higher Education "Commentary."
"A Dangerous 'New Normal' in College Debt." A New York Times Op Ed.
Students Lack Information About Study Abroad, According to New Survey.
Tuition Accounts for Greater Portion of State Public Higher Education Revenue, New State Finance Study Finds.
Women Make Up Majority of Students in Colleges Worldwide.
The Chronicle of Higher Education Takes a Look at How the "Sequestration" Might Impact Students.
A Look at Who is Graduating in Various States. New Signature Report.
Two-Thirds of American Families Don't Have a Plan for Saving for College, New SallieMae Survey Finds.
College High School Graduation Rate is Up, New Report Finds, Noting Strengths and Weaknesses in Schools.
The AP Report to the Nation, from the College Board.
Council for Aid to Education Reports Colleges Raised $31 Billion Dollars Last Year, a 2.3 Percent Increase. See List of Who Raised What.
Where Did US Presidents Go to College? See Link Below. And, Happy Presidents Day.
Philadelphia Inquirer Reports on, "Getting Into Elite Colleges Through Community Colleges."
New Report from Excelencia in Education Calls for Rethinking the Way Financial Aid is Distributed to Latinos.
Following the State of the Union Address, The White House Releases a "College Scorecard."
The Institute for College Access and Success Issues Recommendations for Simplifying the Financial Aid Process.
Americans Still Believe in Higher Ed, But Question its Quality, New Survey Finds.
Supporting Men of Color Along the Educational Pipeline. A New Policy Brief.
Can Scholarships Improve Student Success? A New Research Report from MDRC.
College Presidents Call for Greater Attention to College Retention, National Commission on Higher Education Open Letter.
College Dropout Rate National Crisis, New Report Charges. http://americandream2-0.com/
The Top Ten Higher Education Policy Issues of 2012, New AASCU Report.
Athletic Departments Spend Three to Six Times More on Students Than Academic Departments, New Report Claims.
U.S. News and World Report Releases Rankings of Online Programs.
Tips from Kiplinger's on Filing for Financial Aid.
High School Graduating Classes in the Future Will be More Diverse.
College Graduates Weathered the Recession Better Than Those Without Degrees.
Online Education Continues to Grow, New Survey Finds.
Re-imagining College Financial Aid. A New Policy Report.
"12 Insider Tricks to Pay for College." An Article from Forbes.
Congress Averts Fiscal Cliff and its Impact on Higher Education, The Chronicle of Higher Education Reports.
Happy New Year! And Thanks to Our Subscribers for Being With Us in 2012! See You in 2013!
For Low-Income Students, Going to College Seemingly Impossible Task. A New York Times Report.
Top Public Colleges and Universities, According to Kiplinger's Personal Finance.
Speaking of Rankings.... U.S. News and World Report Talks with Admissions Deans.
Happy Holidays to All.
New Study Questions College Placement Tests.
The Wall Street Journal Suggests Six Places to Look for Financial Aid.
A State sand National Analysis on the Benefits of Going to College.
College Enrollment Declined This Fall, According to New Research.
Treasury Department Makes a New Case for College.
Few Families Use 529 Plans, According to New Government Report.
New Ranking of Colleges from StateUniversity.com
Half of High-Achieving Low-Income Students Do Not Apply to Selective Colleges or Universities.
College Dropout "Crisis." The Atlantic Monthly Reports.
New Report Calls for Overhaul of Student Aid System.
Report Calls for Using Feedback from Students to Improve Information About College Pricing.
New Poll Finds that Americans (Still) Believe in Higher Ed, But Want the Institutions to Innovate to Compete on the Global Stage.
What is the State of College Admissions? NACAC Publishes its Annual Survey.
Students Describe Their Experiences at Community Colleges.
U.S. Dept. of Ed Releases New High School Graduation Rates, State by State.
State Use of Merit Aid Doesn't Keep Students In State Post-Graduation After All, New Study Finds.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Have a Great Weekend.
Financial Stress Impacting Academics, According to New National Survey of Student Engagement Report.
Scholarships for Students Attempting to Stop Hunger in America. Deadline Looming.
Court Strikes Down Michigan's Affirmative Action.
A Number of State Universities Propose Freezing Tuition.
Enrollment of International Students Increases on College Campuses This Fall. An Institute of International Education Snapshot Survey.
CollegeWeek Live: Virtual College Tour Available All Day Today, November 13.
Honoring Veterans and Their Families with Scholarship Opportunities. Happy Veteran's Day.
It's American Education Week Around the Country, Nov. 11-17.
NACAC Posts List of Colleges With Revised Deadlines Due to Hurricane Sandy.
If Colleges Want Students Who are College Ready, Colleges Need to Work with Elementary and Secondary Schools, New Report Argues.
"How Candidates with Ties to Higher Education Fared in the Election." A Chronicle of Higher Education Report.
An Increasing Number of Young Adults Have Completed College.
More College Students on Food Stamps? Question of Aid?
Report on Colleges Extending Deadlines Because of Hurricane Sandy.
Some Colleges on East Coast Remain Closed, The Chronicle of Higher Education Reports.
NACAC Cancels Some East Coast College Fairs Because of the Weather and Asks Colleges to be Bend Deadlines as Needed.
For Parents (and Others), This Piece from Boston NPR Will Make You Smile. Have a Good Weekend.
How Much is a College Degree Worth? The Atlantic Monthly Has a Few Ideas.
Kiplinger's "Best Values in Private Colleges 2012-13."
Tuition Increases at Public Universities Has Slowed Down; But This Year Financial Aid is Slowing Down as Well, Says New College Board Report. http://trends.collegeboard.org/
U.S.News Releases its Version of World University Rankings.
College Student Debt Increases, Again, New Report Claims.
Broad Coalition Calls for Greater "Career Readiness."
Students Who Take College Classes While Still in High School are More Likely to Graduate from College New Report Finds.
What is the Future of Liberal Arts Colleges? New Article in Liberal Education.
Student Loan Borrowers Have Lacked Guidance, New Report Says.
"Emerging Adults" Believe College is Ticket to Success, New Survey Finds.
Census Bureau Calculates Likely Earnings for Different Degrees.
Supreme Court Looks at Affirmative Action Today.
Benefits of College Outweigh Costs, Says New Report.
Edutopia's Guide to Applying for Financial Aid.
Private College Tuition Up; Financial Aid Up Even More So....
National Association of College Admissions Counselors Convenes in Denver; Webcasts Available.
Public Colleges and Universities Pledge to Increase College Completion Numbers.
A New York Times Opinion Piece on the College Rankings.
Student Aid Default Rate Rises Dramatically.
The Schott Foundation Reports on the Disturbing Graduation Rates of Minority Males in the 50 States.
One in Five American Households Have Student Loan Debt.
Only 43 Percent of College-Bound Seniors Ready for College, But Completing Core Curriculum Makes a Difference.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Honors Heroes September 28 and CB Notes There is a Scholarship for Students Who have Lost a Parent or Guardian to Cancer. Deadline Approaching.
Princeton Review Names the Top Entrepreneurial Colleges.
By Presidential Proclamation: National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week Begins September 23. National Conference September 25-28.
What is Your State Doing to Prepare Students for College and Careers? A New 50-state Report.
Scholastic Art and Writing Scholarship Competition Begins.
NYU Raises Record Amount for Financial Aid.
And, Where are the Best Colleges in the World? See the Latest List of Top Universities.
U.S. News and World Reports Releases its Rankings of "Best" National Universities, Liberal Arts Colleges, Regional Universities.
Kilplinger Names the "Worst" College Majors....
The Aspen Institute Names the "Best" Community Colleges in America.
New College Rankings with the Alumni in Mind.
Applications Decline at Top Business Schools.
U.S. Dept. of Ed Provides New Checklist for Preparing for College--Grade-by-Grade.
New Court Ruling on Aid to Children of Illegal Immigrants.
College Essay Writing Tips.
Seven Financial Aid Pitfalls.
Beloit College's 2012 "Mindset List" of What Today's Freshman Have Never (or Always) Known.
Happy Labor Day. Have A Great School Year!
Washington Monthly Magazine Releases its College Rankings, Asking What Colleges Are Doing for Their Country.
New Web Site Created to Post Academic Research on Higher Education.
New Scholarship Program Announced for Hispanic Students.
People are Talking About: New Shopping Sheet for Figuring Out Financial Aid.
New Federal Government Web Site Launched on Financial Aid.
New Report on Student Debt and the Story of the Private Student Loans.
The Characteristics and Experiences of Immigrant and Second-Generation Students. New 29-page Federal Report.
How Many Students Enrolled in What Degree Programs and What Did It All Cost. New Data from the Federal Government.
Wall Street Journal Reports That Some Colleges, Faced With Their Own Financial Woes, Are Pulling Back on Aid.
How ACT Scores Influence College Choice. New Report from ACT.
China and India on Track to Produce 40 Percent of B.A. Degrees Worldwide by 2020. New OECD Report.
What Does It Mean for a College to "Be Affordable?" ( Or Not.) New Issue Brief.
New Loan Counseling Tool Available from U.S. Dept. of Ed.
Applications to Universities in England Decline.
Are Loans Creating "Indentured Students?" Bloomberg Takes a Look.
Tips for Avoiding Aid Scams.
Managing Student Debt (A University President's Insights).
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!
Congress Keeps Lower Stafford Student Loan Interest Rate.
New Tool for Evaluating "the Gainful Employment" of Graduates of Career Programs.
Michigan Colleges Recruiting Students Out of State.
PBS and Learning Matters Take a Look at the Teaching of Basic Skills at Community Colleges.
Summer Begins with a National Summer Learning Day.
Families are Failing to Take Advantage of Higher Ed Tax Breaks, New Government Study Finds.
Six States Join New Initiative to Focus on College Completion.
"Higher Education Myths: Busted." A New Report from American Council on Education.
Dept. of Ed Releases New List of College Tuitions and Net Prices.
Student Loan Repayment Tips.
Quebec Students Strike Over Tuition.
Nine Colleges Agree to Make Financial Aid "Shopping" Easier to Understand.
Update on Stafford Student Loan Repayment Rate Legislation.
Is the Recession Causing College Enrollments to Decline?
New Report Focuses on How to Make State Grants to Students for Higher Ed More Fruitful.
New World Ranking: Top 50 New Universities Under the Age of 50.
Weekend Reading: The New Yorker on "The Cost of College."
Does Where You Go to College Really Matter?
"Going to College: 15 Tasks for High School Seniors."
Now Available: NACAC's Space Availablity Survey.
Tips for Planning a Gap Year.
Newsweek Releases its Rankings of America's Top High Schools.
Private Colleges Offering Tuition Discounts.
After Decade of Getting Students Ready for College, Enrollments at California State Universities Drop.
U.S. News and World Report Ranks Nation's High Schools.
With Jobs Scarce, Grads Seek Internships.
Federal Government Awards $24 million to Universities to Improve Teacher Education Programs. See Complete List of Schools in Link Below.
What is the College Completion Rate of Latinos? A New Report Takes a Look State by State.
Tuition Tax Credits Favor Middle Class.
People Are Talking About...Documentary about First-Generation Students.
Facebook Aims to Teach Counselors About...Facebook.
New Report Finds Growing Gap Between Rural and Urban Students Attaining College Degrees.
Federal Government Releases New Plan for Technical and Career Education.
Needs-based Aid Up in Some Quarters.
New College Comparison Tool Available.
People are Talking About: Wall Street Journal Article on Admit Rates. (And see the Current Issue of COLLEGE BOUND for more reports.)
Increasing Community College Completion Rates Would Improve Economy. (And see Current Issue of COLLEGE BOUND for other community college reports.)
Travel Awards Available for Hispanic Students.
College Board Announces New Security Measures for the SAT.
College Attainment Increases, Slightly, in U.S. Lumina Foundation Finds.
Student Hopes and Dreams About College: New National Survey.
College Board Offers New Resource on Applying to College.
State of Illinois Runs Out of Financial Aid.
Financial Aid Officers Association Releases Guide to Taxes in Time For Tax Season.
U.S. Dept. of Ed Releases New Tool for FAFSA Completion.
Colleges Where Community Service Shines.
Award-Winning Colleges Where International Education Excells.
One Third of All College Students Transfer to a Second School, New Study Finds.
College Attainment Reaches 30 Percent, Census Bureau Announces.
U.S. News Posts Info on Colleges Giving International Students the Most Aid.
High School Students Unprepared for Rising College Costs.
Four Student Aid Tips from CBS.
Presidents Day Special: What President had to take an untimed test in Latin and Greek to gain entry to Harvard? A new book by James McCurtry Longo has this and other tales on the development of education in the U.S.; From Classroom to White House: The President and First Ladies as Students and Teachers., by James McCurtry Longo. http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-6486-9
Patriot League To Begin Offering Scholarships with 2013 Season.
New Ranking of "Best Student Cities in the World."
Girls Are Clearly Interested in Science, But Fail to Consider it a Career, New Research Finds.
The College Board Releases its Latest Report on the State of Advanced Placement.
Harvard Report on What Helps Students Succeed.
Princeton Review Issues Its "Best Value Colleges 2012."
States Issue Warnings About Financial Aid.
College Endowments Up, But Not Enough to Cover Costs.
UCLA Releases its Profile of The American Freshman 2011: On Politics, Academics, Concerns.
The Wall Street Journal Examines "The College-Aid Shuffle"
White House Releases "Blueprint" for Linking College to Careers, Improving Grad Rates.
Top College Applicants Look for "Academic Rigor."
The State of College Access: A National Meeting of Financial Aid Officers.
More Than 43,000 U.S. Students Pursue Degrees Abroad, New Report Finds.
U.S. News and World Report Releases its Ranking of Online Programs.
National Task Force Calls for New Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement in Nation's Colleges.
The Role of Minority Serving Institutions, A Policy Brief.
Poverty Rate of Children Under Age 18 Increased to 22 Percent in 2011
Ensuring the Academic Success of of Latino Males in College, New Report.
Children Who Save More Likely to Succeed in College.
Five Colleges "Slash" Tuition Costs.
State of California May "Ration" Community College Classes.
Surge in Community College Student Enrollment May be Ending.
LA Times Looks at the Possible Pitfalls of 529 Plans.
U.S. Dept of Ed Launches Video Contest to Increase Awareness of New Net Price Calculators.
"Does College Have to Cost So Much?" NPR Report.
Colleges Trustees Name Their Top Priorities: Controlling Costs, Increasing Graduation Rates, New Study Finds.
"More Students with Disabilities Heading to College."
Valencia College in Florida Awarded Aspen Prize for Excellence.
People are Talking About...The 25-Word Essay.
Full-time College Students Most Likely to "Persist" from One Semester to Another, New Study Finds.
Federal Government Releases Guidance on How Colleges Can Increase Diversity in Enrollment.
Community Colleges Create National Project to Measure Their Effectiveness.
Who Graduates from College and, Perhaps,Why. New Report.
Majority of Community College Students Drop Out Before Finishing, New York City Study Finds.
Poll Finds Public Divided on Financial Aid Aspects of the DREAM ACT.
New Survey Looks at How Admissions Officers Use Facebook.
What Makes College Students Stay in School?
International Student Enrollment Increases.
Ronald McDonald Scholarships Available in Various Localities Nationwide.
New Report Ranks Student Debt of States.
Morningstar Ranks Nation's 529 College Savings Plans.
Financial Aid Administrators Release New Tool to Evaluate College Costs.
U. of California Removing SAT Subject Tests from Applications.
New "Pay as You Earn," Student Loan Repayment Proposal.
College Tuition Up, State Funding Down. New College Board Trends in College Pricing Report.
Science and Engineering Graduates in Demand.
Merit Aid Has Increased Over Last Decade, But Benefited Higher-Income Students, Dept. of Ed Study Finds.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Changing the Demographics on College Campuses, Commission Report Says.
Scholarship America Celebrates 50 Years of Service with New Tips and Resources on its Web Site.
Forbes Lists America's Most Expensive Colleges.
Stanford U. to Create New School for Engineering and Science with NYC Colleges.
U.S. News Releases College Financial Aid Guide.
ACE Reports College Completion Gaps Have Widened for Minorities Over Last Two Decades.
Community Colleges Awarding Record Number of Certificates and Degrees, AACC Report Says.
Commentary on Navigating 529 Plans.
Some Colleges Are Adopting New Tuition Discount Policies.
Bullying Pervasive, Impacting Students, School Work, School and College Life. AP Poll.
U.S. News Names Nation's "Best High Schools" for Science and Math.
How Many Students Complete College in Your State? New Report Finds Enrollment Up, Graduation Flat Overall.
Author James Patterson Launches Book Give-Away Program for College-Bound Seniors.
Students and Families Bear Greater Share of College Costs, New Report Argues.
Who is Ready for College? SAT Results for 2011.
U.S. News Releases its Latest Rankings of 1,600 Schools.
Who Are the New College Graduates? The Profile Changing Worldwide.
Study Finds Early Morning Classes May Lead to Higher Grades.
Higher Ed Cuts Despite Tuition Spikes.
Gallup Poll Finds Most Americans Believe College is Essential for Getting Good Jobs.
New Report Calls for Change in College Admissions.
Harvard to Offer Record Amount of Financial Aid for 2012-13.
Washington Monthly College Rankings Include "Social Mobility."
Students Spending Less, Needing More Grants and Scholarships.
Hispanic College Enrollment Increases 24 Percent in One Year.
Like It Or Not, New Online Programs Are Changing Higher Ed.
Are College Loans the Next "Bubble?"
Women Value College More Than Men, New Survey Says.
Sierra Magazine's "Coolest Colleges."
Commentary: Student Development Impacts College Success
Aid Requests Soar at Big 10 University.
College Degree Pays Off, But Race, Gender and Major Matter.
Forbes Releases its Annual Survey of Top Colleges....
Illinois Passes Dream Act for Undocumented College Students.
ACT Launches Video Contest for College Scholarships.
New NPR Series on Dropouts and Diplomas.
Student Debt Management Tips (Old, but Important).
California Passes Dream Act Allowing Private Aid for Undocumented College Students.
Hot Financial Aid Conference Issue: Possible Pell Grant Cuts.
New Federal Report States the Time it Takes to Get a Degree Depends on Where you Start.
National Governors Association Calls for More Accountability of Colleges and Universities.
Summer Tips from Scholarship America.
Some Colleges Educate Students on Risks/Benefits of Private Loans.
New Report Analyzes Value of Higher Education.
Aid Helps Discouraged Students, Study Finds.
Federal Court Reverses Michigan Affirmative Action Ban.
Community College Cost Increases Hurt Some Students.
Majority of High School Grads Do Not Know How to Apply for Financial Aid. New Public Agenda Report.
New Federal Report Looks at State of Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Institutions.
Tuition Jumps 4.6 Percent; Out Paces Inflation (Again).
The Washington Post Publishes High School Rankings.
Toward College Success: Is Your Teenager Ready, Willing, and Able? New Book for Parents.
College Board Launches New Campaign to Improve Success for Minority Males.
Bentley U. Highlighted in New Carnegie Report on Business Education.
Changes in Incoming Harvard Business School Class: More Women, More Interest in Manufacturing and Technology.
The Question of Race on College Applications.
People Are Talking About: Job Woes for the College Grad....
More Students Delay Start of College with "Gap" Year.
A Student Fails to Complete High School Every 27 Seconds.
National Coalition Formed To Focus on College Completion.
Student Debt Promotes Self Esteem. Really.
Fewer Families Attracted to One State Pre-Tuition Plan.
State University of New York (SUNY) to Recruit More International Students.
Low-Income Students Ill-Served by Nation's Colleges, Report Finds. (But Five Universities Were Heralded for Their Work.)
"College Merit Aid Produces Bidding Wars."
People Are Talking About: "Tuition is Just the Beginning."
Counselors Have Low Opinion of Rankings, New Survey Finds.
What's a College Major Worth? New Report Takes a Look.
States Set Their Own Rules on Tuition for Undocumented Students.
Six Colleges Receive Award for Community Service Programs.
"College Affordability in California at Risk for Latinos and Other Minorities," New Studies Find.
UCLA Expects Largest Freshman Class in History.
Hot Off the Press: NACAC's Survey of Colleges Still Accepting Applications.
Community College Students in 31 States Lack Access to Federal Financial Aid.
Language Immersion Programs New Option on Campuses.
Update on State 529 College Savings Plans.
Aspen Institute Ranks 120 Community Colleges.
Women Now Earn More Advanced Degrees Than Men.
One-in-Three Students in England Cannot Find University Spot.
More Students Delinquent on Aid Repayment.
Job Outlook Brightens for 2011 Grads.
Morehead State U. Receives Boost in Apps from NCAA Tournament Appearance.
More Out-of State and International Students Admitted to UC Berkeley.
Some Colleges Now Try to "Woo" Students.
Enrollments Up At State Flagship U.'s.
Moravian Colleges Goes Test Optional.
Claremont McKenna Admits 35 Percent.
Boston U. Applications Up 3,000, Acceptances Down 10 Percent.
People Are Talking About: "Admission to College, with Catch."
Out-of-Staters Squeeze Texas In-Staters.
Below is the first of a series of notices from colleges about their acceptances to the Class of 2015. Full reports will appear in CB's May issue.
Yale U. Wait Lists 1,000.
Northwestern U. Tougher This Year.
17 Percent of Brown U.'s Admits Are the First in Their Family to Go to College.
Tufts Record-Low Acceptance Rate.
Stanford Select Its Class of 2015.
Study: Colleges Not Attracting Low-Income Students.
Live Inside An Admissions Office: How One College Makes its Decisions.
Columnist George Will and "College Daze."
Survey of Families on Their "College Hopes and Worries."
People are Talking About: "The Ivy Delusion" in April's Atlantic Monthly.
U.S. Dept of Ed Announces Plan to Strengthen Education Exchanges with Brazil.
What Makes Community Colleges Successful.
38-Minutes: Average for H.S. College Counseling.
News Report on Status of Japanese Universities. http://chronicle.com/article/Japans-Universities-Struggle/126733/?sid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en#
Best Business Schools Rankings Released.
Colleges in NCAA Brackets Academic Standings.
One State U. May Cut Aid to 10,000. Sign of Things to Come? http://azstarnet.com/news/local/education/college/article_6862c699-91ee-531b-a495-daf0e9776151.html
"A Roadmap for Improving Latino Success in College."
Hardest Financial Aid Year in Three Decades?
Admissions Success Starts with Right H.S. Courses. http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/the-college-admissions-insider/2011/03/07/3-steps-for-choosing-the-right-high-school-classes
Inside a Very Busy Admissions Office.
Value of Admissions Test-Prep Classes Unclear.
Admissions Officers Do Look at Facebook Pages.
Princeton Reinstates Early Admissions Policy.
Harvard Announces Return of Early Action.
Indiana Helps Students Apply for College Aid.
"Best Value Colleges" for 2011 Just Released.
Scholarships for Students Hard of Hearing
Class Ranking Less Important?
Yale Shifts Aid to Help Low-Income Students.
DePaul University Goes "Test Optional."
Always Apply for Financial Aid.
Tips on Graduating Debt Free.
Ways to Strengthen Applications.
President Obama to Trim Pell Program.
Facebook App Predicts Admission Chances.
Report: State of Student Aid Equity Not Strong.
New Yorker Article Tackles College Rankings.
All Colleges to Post New Financial Aid Calculator.
Avoid Admissions Frenzy.
No Tuition Increases or Aid Cuts for New York Public Colleges.
City Leaders Pledge $1 Million Prize for Improved College Completion.
College Students Need More Science, Study Concludes.
Shortage of Grants Ahead, U.S. News Says.
College Freshmen Emotional Health Takes a "Downturn."
New Report on Defining Degrees: What Should Students Know.
Only Half of Nation's Students Proficient in Science.
Governors Join Forces to Improve College Completion Rates.
More College Students Return to Two-year Colleges; Fewer Return to Four-year Schools, New ACT Report Finds.
The Carnegie Foundation Releases Its Latest Classification of Colleges and Universities.
College Board Finds Half of Parents Don't Know How Much College Costs.
New Book: Undergraduates "Academically Adrift."
California May Shrink College Enrollments.
Financial Aid Tightens in North Carolina.
Some Selective Colleges Field Record Number of Applications.
Five Big Changes in the Admissions Process.
Student Debt Tops $1 Trillion.
"The Most Affordable Colleges in America."
Kiplinger's"Best Values in Public Colleges 2011."
Six Tips to Lower Tuition Costs.
Tips for College Bound Athletes.
Video Essays: Pros & Cons
Tips for the New FAFSA Form.
U.S. Students Crossing the Pond for College.
The New FAFSA Form for 2011-2012 Now Available.
Who Should NOT Apply Early.
Catholic Colleges See Increase in Number of Muslim Students.
People are Talking About: CNBC Report on College Debt Crisis.
National Panel Focuses on Improving College Completion.
Dream Act Dies in U.S. Senate.
Early Admissions Acceptance Rates at 50 Colleges.
Avoiding College Application Mistakes.
States Need More Students to Attend College.
Five Mistakes to Avoid on Admission Applications.
People Are Talking About: Tuition Increases in England.
Some Financial Aid Hints/Links.
Undergrad Enrollment in Arabic Languages Increases 46 percent.
U.S. Students Rank 25th Internationally in Math and Lag in Other Subjects.
Michigan Publics Increase Merit Aid Without Increasing Tuition.
What International Students Should Know About American Colleges.
Networking to Pay for Tuition.
New Report: High School Graduation Rates Improve.
Upcoming Webinar on FAFSA. Free.
Another Report Confirms Student Debt Increasing.
The Carnegie Foundation and CASE Name the U.S. Professors of the Year.
Hanover C. Offers World Travel with Scholarships.
High School Seniors Improve in Reading Since 2005, But Lower Than 1992
Early Applications Increase This Fall: The New York Times Reports.
What's the Difference Between For-Profit and Community Colleges?
Who Are Today's Community College Students? Report Takes A Look.
Report: Crisis of Black Males in Urban Schools.
Where Do Top U.S. Math Students Rank Internationally? Harvard Study.
California Tuition Threatens Middle Class?
Student Debt: Is It Worth It?
Problems with Application Inflation.
NAACP Announces New Scholarships Available for High School Students.
Tips for Parents on Applying to College.
Tuition Increases at Public Universities Above Inflation Rate, Report Finds.
New Report Card Looks at How Colleges are "Going Green."
Nearly 49,000 New Jersey Students Missing New Form and May Lose Aid.
New Report on Average Student Debt State by State for Class of 2009.
Minority Students Stymied in Acquiring Postsecondary Degrees, ACE Says.
Top Students are not Entering Teaching Profession, New Report Finds.
"Colleges Struggle to Recruit More Men." Philadelphia Inquirer Story.
Princeton Review Releases Rankings of "Best" Business and Law Schools.
The High Cost of Dropping Out Freshman Year of College.
How Parents Influence College Selection: A New Report.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund to Offer New Awards for College Completion.
How Americans Save for College: New Poll Results.
White House Conference on Community Colleges Invites Comments.
Chronicle of Higher Ed Interview on Outlook for College Admissions.
Early Decision Rates at Elite Schools.
Gates Foundation Hands Out $12 Million to Four Colleges.
The Talk of the Town: New Yorker Article on Education.
Siemens Competition for 800 Scholarships Has Oct. 1 Deadline.
$45 Million in Scholarships Available to Study STEM Subjects.
Lumina Report on How the States Fare with Higher Education.
Student Debt Outpaces Credit Card Debt.
College Blocks Facebook for a Week. Could You Do It?
How Community College Students Can Transfer to Elite Institutions.
New Rankings of Colleges Around the World.
Students Are Struggling to Pay Back Loans.
Students Taking Core Curriculum Score Higher on SAT.
Women Now Comprise 60 Percent of Undergraduates.
50 Organizations Pledge to Improve Latino College Completion Rates.
College Graduates Worldwide Weather Recession More Than Others.
Princeton Review Announces New Scholarships and Deadlines.
Wabash Requires Video Game (Plus 10 games that belong in classrooms).
New Federal Report on Costs and Characteristics of Colleges.
New Washington Monthly Rankings Include Community Colleges.
Trends in College Spending. Where Does the Money Go?
"What Will They Learn?" New Guide Provides Details on 700 Colleges.
Not Enough Students Ready for College, ACT States in New Report.
U.S. News Releases its "Best Colleges" Guide.
Sierra Club Lists 100 "Coolest Colleges." Green Mountain is No. 1.
NACAC Posts Resource for Parents with "Steps to College."
Colleges Better Than Others at Graduating Minority Students.
Harvard and Georgetown Change SAT Requirements.
Acquiring College Study Habits.
Princeton Review's Top 20 Sober Colleges
College Search Savings Tips.
New Academic Study Questions the Fairness of Standardized Tests.
Common Application Goes Online.
New Report Critiques Teacher Education.
Princeton Review to Offer Courses on College Admissions and Financial Aid.
Simplifying FAFSA Hasn't Removed All Problems, New Report Claims.
State Economies Down, But Financial Aid Holds Steady, Survey Finds.
Once the Leader, American Higher Ed Now Ranks 12th in the World.
Community College Research Center Looks at Value of Online Learning.
Thomas Toch on Getting Kids to Be College Ready.
College-Going Rates for All Students Increase, Says U.S. Dept. of Ed.
Foreign Student Enrollment Increases in U.S., National Science Foundation Says.
Colleges Spending Less on Instruction, More on Recreation.
Virginia Considers Early Admissions Plan
Harvard Education Letter Examines the "Academic Crisis of Boys".
Barron's Releases Whopping 1,680-page Profiles of American Colleges 2010.
“Sharp Increase” in Minority Student Enrollment at Nation’s Colleges.
Colleges Using Computer Programs to Catch Applicant Plagiarism.
Princeton Review to Provde AFL-CIO Members with "College Readiness."
Knight Commission Takes Hard Look at College Athletic Programs.
The States Look at Remedial Education
Time to Think Gap Year?
Georgetown U. Projections for Jobs and the Education Needed through 2018.
"America"s Best High Schools." New Rankings from U.S. News.
China Reforms Its College Admissions Process.
Advance Copy: Colleges That Work to Reduce Student Debt.
New Alliance Formed to Increase College Graduation Rates.
U.S. News and World Report to Include GREs in its MBA Rankings.
Free Online Guide to Top Colleges Worldwide.
"Light" Reading for Memorial Day: New Condition of Education Report.
Is Student Debt the Next "Bubble?" New Series from NPR Boston.
NCAA Tightens Rules for Use of "Nontraditional" Courses by Student Athletes.
Student Poll Finds Families Make Decisions About College
Without Adequate Financial Information.
People Are Talking About: Is Four-Year College Degree Needed?
Seven Questions to Ask About Doing a Gap Year.
Millions of Dollars in Aid Unclaimed by Community College Students.
Program Helps Average Students Become "College Ready."
Williams Awards Financial Aid to 54 Percent of 2014 Class.
Harvard's Yield May Set Record.
U.S. Secretary of Education Confirms Commitment to For-Profit Colleges.
Bad Job Market is Good for Higher Ed.
$1,000 Center for Student Opportunity Scholarships to First-Generation, Low-income, or Minority Students (May 28 Deadline).
Space Available at 240 Colleges Nationwide.
Who's in Debt? New College Board Report.
Study Finds Rural Students Shun Elite Colleges.
College and Career Ready.
National Public Radio on College Wait List Anxiety.
NACAC Report on Transfer Admissions.
New National Ad Campaign With Resources for Hispanic Parents.
Negotiating Financial Aid Offers.
Wait List "Torture."
Multiple Applications Soar.
286 Green Colleges: Downloadable Guide.
What Went Wrong With California Universities: A 50-Year Perspective.
12 Great Free University Courses.
U. California's Toughest Admissions Year.
Teens Changing College Plans Due to the Economy.
Wait List Updates.
The Psychological Stress of ... Acceptance Letters.
Report: Deep Tuition Discounting In 2009.
New Tool To Interpret Financial Aid Offers.
St. Michael's (VT) Goes SAT Optional.
Cutting Financial AId Deals.
Yale's Wait List.
Higher Acceptance Rates An Illusion?
Yale U. Accepts 7.5 Percent of Apllicants.
Stanford U. Admits But 7.2 Percent of Applicants.
Duke Applicantion Numbers Overwhelm Review System.
Duke's Class of 2014.
An Inside Look at Sarah Lawrence's Admissions Office.
Congress Passes New Direct Student Loan Program.
"Likely" Admissions Letters.
Do Rich Applicants Have An Advantage?
Harvard Joins the $50,000 Club.
Direct Student Loan Program Passes House As Part of Health Care Bill.
Hispanics Face College Barriers.
U. California May Drop SAT.
Update on Federal Student Aid Bills.
Three $1,000 Scholarships for Architecture Students (including H.S. Seniors) in N.E. Illinois.
10 Tips for Parents.
Trade School Debt.
New Common State Standards.
Spring College Visit Tips.
Battle of the Sexes.
Qaulity Application Supplements vs "Look at Me."
Some For-Profits Abuse Accreditation/ Fianancial Aid.
New California Wait Lists To Regulate Enrollment.
College Bound Advisor Answers Financial Aid Questions.
California Fee Hikes Help Poor Students?
Spring Break College Visits.
A Good Source for College & Career Stories.
FAFSA Financial Aid Deadline, March 2!
Asian-American Admissions Discrimination?
Large College Tuition Increases for This Year.
Everyone's Talking About Admissions Youtube Videos.
Direct Loan Change A Mistake (Opinion)
More Generally, A Very Sad Trend.
Be Cautious in Scholarship Searches.
Student Survey Highlights Overlooked Colleges.
Public DIscontent with Colleges.
Counselors Worry About Wait Lists.
More College Latinos.
Generous Aid Cut Back.
Applications Up Almost Everywhere.
One in Five Needs Remediation.
Aid Eases College Costs.
Do Colleges Red Line Asian Students? (Editorial)
Dartmouth Drops "No Loans."
Using Spanish to Recruit Hispanic Students.
President's Pell Proposal.
10 $2,000 Scholarships a Year to Multi-Talented Students.
25 Scholarships of $7,500 for Student Athletes.
1,000 Best Buy Scholarships of $1,000.
Williams C. Abandons "No Loans" Policy.
U. Cal Checks Applicant Activity Claims.
Mass Marketing Applications.
Women Discriminated Against?
Study: No Harder To Get In Than A Decade Ago.
Applications Surge for DC Area Colleges.
Online Applications Boom in NC (plus ap numbers/deadlines).
The 2009 UCLA National Freshman Study
Will Number of College Student Keep Increasing?
"The College Admissions Scam" (opinion).
Financial Aid Struggles.
Harvard U. Resumes Accepting Transfers.
Harvard's Record Applications.
U. Califronia Application Record.
Financial Aid Trends, USNews.
Making Connections: Dimensions of Student Engagement, the 2009 study of student engagement at community colleges. http://www.ccsse.org/ .
Recession Sends Students Scrambling for Law School.
NACAC 2008 Admissions Trends.
Philadelphia Pushes College in New Program.
Looking for Green Students.
Chinese Students Flock to U.S.
State of Campus Tours.
More Early Admissions Data.
Discount Test Scores?
First generation students blog about college.
New Early Decision college admissions numbers.
Florida's Most Expensive Universities Attract More Students Than Expected. http://wkrg.com/537332
Cal State Swamped with Applications.