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As debate over short-term Pell unfolds, for-profits on the sidelines

For-profit colleges were shut out of proposed legislation to expand Pell Grants to short-term programs. They’ve offered little pushback so far, though -- a sign the sector is focused on other legislative concerns.

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Alumnus leaves Compton College properties worth millions

An unexpected bequest by an unassuming donor will help financially strapped students at Compton College and also allow the institution to create an endowment.

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New data track graduates of six popular majors through their first three jobs

New data on the first three jobs held by graduates of six popular majors show career pathways are a swirl rather than a straight line, and that college degrees typically do create a foundation for entering the workforce.

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Four Colorado colleges collaborate to form student consulting group

A diverse group of colleges in Colorado Springs crosses sectors by teaming up to form a student consulting firm with a local focus.

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West Virginia requires students take drug test to qualify for free tuition

West Virginia joins other states in offering free tuition at community colleges. But the new law is unique in asking all students seeking eligibility to pass a drug test.

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Ohio community college raises questions by enrolling large numbers of non-Ohio students

Ohio's Eastern Gateway Community College draws scrutiny from lawmakers for working with an OPM to rapidly grow online enrollment of out-of-state students.

Feds release broader data on socioeconomic status and college enrollment and completion

Family wealth is linked to students' odds of enrolling and graduating from college, according to new federal data, as well as the type and selectivity of college they attend.

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New research finds discrepancies in estimates of food insecurity among college students

New research finds that while food insecurity among college students is a serious problem, studies on the issue may not provide accurate estimates of its magnitude.

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Connecticut community colleges faculty and administration at odds over proposed consolidation

The head of Connecticut's community college and university system will present more detailed plans for consolidating the management of the two-year colleges to the system's accreditor.

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Per-student public spending recovers halfway since recession: study

An early look at state and local higher education funding finds that recovery since the recession has been uneven, with just nine states in 2018 back to pre-recession funding levels -- meanwhile, another 11 have seen no recovery at all.

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