• Student debt is not a new concern. But it is a complex story, the details of which vary greatly depending on the type of college a student attends, and the credential they earn. Using the last four quadrennial NPSAS surveys, the New Amer...

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  • Private Colleges' Turn to Cry

    Posted on February 18 2014

    In recent years, budget cuts forced California public colleges to turn away hundreds of thousands of students. This year, it's the state's private colleges that are now fretting about the public coffers. Private college lea...

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  • An Hour Makes a Difference

    Posted on February 17 2014

    For years, studies have found that first-generation college students -- those who do not have a parent with a college degree -- lag other students on a range of education achievement factors. Their grades are lower and their dropout rate...

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  • Pearson Offers a Badge Platform

    Posted on February 14 2014

    Pearson, the publishing heavyweight that now calls itself "the world's leading learning company," announced on Thursday that it would follow Mozilla's creation last year of anopen standard for badges that...

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  • Going All In on Proficiencies

    Posted on February 14 2014

    The University of Maine at Presque Isle is moving beyond grades by basing all of its academic programs on "proficiencies" that students must master to earn a degree. University officials announced the planned move to...

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  • GAO Urges Debit Card Changes

    Posted on February 14 2014

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Thursday urged federal policy makers to tighten the regulations on campus debit cards and require disclosure of the agreements colleges have with the companies that offer such produc...

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  • Pity the poor data geeks at the National Center for Education Statistics. The Education Department has less than four months to roll out its controversial college rating system, and it isn't going to be easy, as the da...

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  • Last week, AACRAO joined a broad coalition of higher education organizations to submit comments President Obama's proposed rating system. View the letter here: http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Documents/Higher-Ed-Assoc-PIRS-Comm...

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  • In anticipation of the debate over a proposed new federal ratings system for colleges, two analysts with the American Enterprise Institute have crunched the data to highlight what can be measured today about colleges’ success in ac...

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  • The federal government will continue to profit from student lendingthrough at least 2024, though recent changes in how interest rates are set will shrink those profits in the short term, according to budget estimatesreleased on...

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