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Study documents value of college degree, even in this recession

The economic value of graduating from college remains strong, even for recent graduates in the current economic downturn, study finds. And that reality may be spurring a rebound in male enrollments.

College groups flood Supreme Court with briefs defending affirmative action

Scholars, colleges and higher ed associations file dozens of briefs with U.S. Supreme Court, hoping to preserve the right to consider race and ethnicity in admissions decisions.

One Cal State department refuses to let in out-of-staters over state residents

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Cal State told campuses they couldn't admit graduate students in the spring if they lived in the state, but they could take non-Californians and their tuition revenue. At East Bay, one department won't go along.

Cornell restores loans for those with family incomes above $60,000

Cornell pulls back from its aid policy, restoring some borrowing for new students with family incomes of $60,000 to $75,000. Will more colleges follow?

Duncan urges more students to apply to more colleges

Citing a statistic from the FAFSA, the Education Secretary has encouraged more students to apply to more colleges. But most already apply to more than one -- and there's no evidence it will affect college-going rates.

Education Department focuses on state role in cost increases in annual lists

Education Department releases its second annual compilation of most expensive colleges by sticker and net price, but this year, officials focus on the role state budget cuts have played in recent increases.

Wesleyan shifts away from need-blind policy, citing financial and ethical concerns

Wesleyan University is moving away from need-blind admissions, saying that keeping the policy would require too much money and impose too much debt on some students.

New survey of Chinese students on motivations for picking colleges

Experts offer insight into why Chinese students choose the universities that they do, what they can pay, and what their English levels are really like.

Asian-American group urges Supreme Court to bar race-conscious admissions

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Asian-American groups urge Supreme Court to bar race-conscious admissions, renewing debate over the impact of such policies.

Denver and Phoenix could be the last new hotspots for college recruiting. Then what?

Phoenix and Denver are the latest (and possibly last) recruiting hotbeds for liberal arts colleges. Administrators now worry that they're running out of marketing moves.

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