Federal panel wants to include transfers in community college rates -- an idea institutions are applauding.
National center on college costs to close after five years, with its work taken up by U.S. Education Department and a research organization.
In redesign of accreditation process, Western agency will publish reports on colleges and require institutions to define graduates' "levels of proficiency" -- but
proposals to compel peer comparisons face pushback.
This year's National Survey of Student Engagement broke down learning by major, and while some students are working more than others, they're not necessarily more prepared.
Survey by private college group shows areas where liberal arts colleges outperform private and public universities, to reinforce differences among institution types.
Report finds that use of standardized measure of student learning drove curricular innovations at consortium of private colleges -- but produced little (so far) in measurable improvement.
Student veterans, when given support services at their colleges, earn better grades and show higher retention than their peers, a study finds.
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