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Clearinghouse study finds declining student persistence rates

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More students are leaving higher education after their first year, according to new national numbers that are bad news for the college completion push.

Report examines college graduates' employment experiences in years after graduation, recession

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Eighty percent of 2008 graduates found employment in the four years after their graduation, despite entering the work force as the recession tightened its grip on the country, a report shows.

Arne Duncan talks about ratings and student debt in expansive interview

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In expansive interview about higher ed, the education secretary differentiates about dangers of varying degrees of student debt and suggests colleges might be rated based on whether they improve or not.

Wilberforce University, the country's oldest private historically black institution, could lose accreditation

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After more than a decade of decline and alleged financial mismanagement, the country's oldest private historically black university risks losing its accreditation, which could be fatal.

 

Report calls for tougher federal standards for four-year colleges

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An advocacy group's proposal for institutional accountability puts both for-profit colleges and elite research universities in the crosshairs. 

New book says community colleges should tighten their admissions policies

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Too many unprepared students are enrolling in community college, argues a new book, which takes on both open-access admissions policies and the "completion agenda."

Accreditor's possible extension for City College of San Francisco

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City College of San Francisco's accreditor blinks amid intense political pressure, giving the college a path to a two-year extension to attempt to retain its accreditation.

Beyond Obama ratings plan, higher education groups are divided over federal accountability

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Higher ed leaders have been overwhelmingly skeptical of President Obama's plan to rate colleges. But they don't agree on whether and how the government should hold colleges accountable.

Fight over San Francisco's community college heats up again

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As the clock ticks down on City College of San Francisco, powerful politicians weigh in and threaten to shut down an accrediting commission.

Ideas take shape for new accreditors aimed at emerging online providers

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Two groups want to create new bodies that would review the academic quality of individual online courses or non-college providers.

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