Graduation rates

Too many community college students are placing into remedial classes, studies find

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Standardized tests are placing community college students who are ready for college into remedial classes, two studies find, making them less likely to earn degrees.

For-profits should get ahead of accountability push, experts say

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Panelists at for-profit association meeting say industry should get ahead of accountability push by measuring student outcomes and making them public.

Valencia College wins first Aspen Prize

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Valencia College wins inaugural Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, another sign that foundations and lawmakers are emphasizing completion rates for community colleges.

A transformation at Johnson C. Smith University

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Johnson C. Smith is in transition, focusing efforts in increasing rigor and evaluating the curriculum.

Women in high-income families outpace their brothers in college

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Girls of most racial groups are outpacing their brothers in attaining college degrees by almost 15 percent, a University of Michigan study shows.

Report suggests approach to improving graduation rates

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New study suggests that if colleges understand the demographics of their students, more might graduate.

 

 

Foundation calls for statewide community college board in Massachusetts

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An influential foundation says Massachusetts' community colleges need to do better on workforce development, and calls for more direct oversight by the state.

Report Finds Colleges Fail to Disclose Information

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A study of 300 four-year colleges and universities find that many do not make disclosures required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act.

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