Three months ago, Annie Reznik agreed to help lead a college-admissions experiment. Since then, the first executive director of the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success has overseen the rollout of a new college-application platform shared by dozens of private and public colleges. Now that it’s up and running, a big question looms: Will the group’s controversial online system help more students, especially those from low-income families, get to college?
In New Hampshire, changes are afoot in the community college sector. Prior to assuming the presidency at River Valley Community College, in Claremont, New Hampshire, three years ago, Dr. Alicia Harvey-Smith was vice president for student affairs at Baltimore City Community College (BCCC).
While academic achievement and opportunity gap has led to disappointingly low college enrollment and graduation rates among African-American students, we at the National Urban League have found that financial concerns are just as big a barrier.
In May more than 50 representatives from industry, education, and philanthropy gathered at a summit hosted by College for Every Student (CFES) at its headquarters in Essex, NY to focus on ways to ensure that students, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, have the skills and training necessary to thrive in an increasingly competitive environment. The two-day event, sponsored by CFES, the GE Foundation,
and Trinity College Dublin, challenged participants to explore New Dimensions in College and Career Readiness.
In a convention hall echoing with words like “leads” and “starts” and “business” — all, in this case, meaning “students” — Vivek Zaveri is describing how he helps colleges and universities drum up customers.
The increases in ACT scores in Louisiana may seem small, but the steady improvement on the college entrance exam is significant. Scores are rising despite the fact that thousands more students are taking the test now — including students who might not be planning to go to college. The state started using the ACT as part of its formula to grade high schools in 2013. That means virtually every student takes the test, not just those who are headed to a university.
Born and raised on the border town of Nogales, Ariz., Leilani Carreño was the first person in her family to attend and graduate from college.
Efforts to cut college costs are paying off for Georgia students.
When it comes to college algebra, the only way around is through. A mathematics requirement for algebra is a part of most college degree and some technical degree programs. For many students, it can seem like an obstacle to their career dreams.
In 2013, 138 institutions each had over $500 million in endowment assets, and these institutions — roughly 3.6 percent of all colleges and universities — held 75 percent of all postsecondary endowment wealth.