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Major 2-year colleges and selective 4-year institutions create national transfer network

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American Honors, a venture capital-funded effort to help students transfer from two-year-college honors programs to selective universities, grows to four community colleges and 27 four-year institutions.

Study examines impact of major vs. impact of college prestige on women's earnings

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For women, and especially disadvantaged women, what they study may be more important than where they study -- if they aspire to close the pay gap with men.

Private colleges remain under the weather

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At a number of small private colleges this year, disappointing enrollments have led to layoffs, program cuts, bond-rating downgrades and more.

College Board pushes back revised SAT by one year

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The new test will debut in 2016, not 2015. Will it lose more market share to the ACT before the launch?

Higher education associations stake out positions on ratings system

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Higher ed associations start to take firmer stances against part of President Obama's proposal to rate colleges.

Student's video leads to discussion of race at UCLA

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A student's video prompts a different kind of discussion about race.

Colleges use FAFSA information to reject students and potentially lower financial aid packages

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Some colleges are using the federal government's form for student aid, the FAFSA, to deny admissions and perhaps decrease financial aid awards.

White House officials discuss low-income recruitment with university presidents

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Administration officials summoned university presidents to discuss a possible effort to get more low-income, academically talented students to apply to the nation’s best institutions.  

Political campaign-style targeting comes to student search

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Increasingly sophisticated data slicing tools are changing student recruitment. Who benefits?

George Washington U. admits that it incorrectly told applicants it was need-blind

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George Washington U. said for years that ability to pay wasn't a factor in admissions. It wasn't true.

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