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May 02, 2013
Even high school valedictorians from lower-income backgrounds generally fail to enroll in top colleges, a study finds.

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January 8, 2015

Does language use and topic selection predict academic success in college? A new study suggests it does. (Hint to high schoolers: Move beyond personal experiences.)

January 5, 2015

Intervening with low-income, high-ability high schoolers can change college choices in favor of more competitive institutions, study finds. But their images of liberal arts colleges and flagship universities may still deter enrollments.

November 19, 2014

Study says research productivity among recent Ph.D.s drops off precipitously for all but the top-performing graduates, especially of the high-ranked departments. Why? 

August 7, 2014

Study questions idea that going to the most competitive college one can get into increases odds of completion.

July 23, 2014

Intensive advising programs can result in significant savings for low-income students going to college, according to new research paper, but many high schools lack the resources to provide the help.

June 24, 2014

Some professors applying for NSF grants notice their proposals are increasingly evaluated in part on data-driven evidence of the way they work with students. Not everybody likes the trend.

April 7, 2014

New study finds both positive and negative results of attending a less competitive college than where one might have enrolled.

July 18, 2013

A new study exhibits the internal struggles of African-American students who attend predominantly white universities.

May 17, 2013

Colleges enrolled 2.3 percent fewer students this spring than last, a steeper drop than the 1.8 percent decline reported by the National Student Clearinghouse for the fall.

May 16, 2013

New study stresses importance of talking about higher education well before it's time to start applying.

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