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Public universities band together on completion rates and achievement gaps

New project from land-grant university association will bring 100 institutions together to work on improving student completion rates and closing achievement gaps.

High-achieving, low-income students remain rare at the most selective colleges


The most selective colleges are failing to enroll more low-income students, so the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is calling for a "poverty preference" in college admissions.

University of Iowa looks to aid as it tries to increase resident enrollment

Under pressure from its governing board the University of Iowa is leveraging financial aid to increase resident enrollment. And as competition for the state's students is increasing, the number of college-bound Iowans is not -- causing concern among Iowa's private colleges. 

Conference and new research takes a broader look at the college match challenge


College-match discussion should be about typical students and colleges, experts say at conference, not just whether high-performing, low-income students get into elite colleges.

Anxiety over massive proposed cuts to Louisiana's colleges felt across the state

Students, faculty and administrators in Louisiana are under a cloud of uncertainty as state officials look for revenue streams to avoid making one of the largest cuts to higher education in history. 

UC Berkeley proposes a global educational hub -- in its own backyard

Rather than build a branch campus abroad, UC Berkeley hopes to bring foreign universities to California to participate in a proposed global educational hub.

Associations weigh in on how to gauge post-college outcomes

Three public college associations release draft discussion guide for how to measure student success after college.

Competency-based education arrives at three major public institutions

Michigan, Purdue and the Wisconsin System give competency-based education a try, but carefully and with targeted new programs.

WICHE transfer passport is based on proficiency rather than credits

A multistate transfer agreement is based on proficiency rather than course credits, which might open the door further for models that do not rely on seat time.

Ohio State President Gordon Gee retires amid controversy

Ohio State President Gordon Gee, who served six presidencies over 32 years, is retiring amid controversial statements. Whether or not it was the remarks that forced Gee’s retirement, his legacy will likely be large.


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