Call them the top four percent: elite private colleges and universities that together sit atop three-quarters of the higher education terrain’s endowment wealth.
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).
One in five college students may be leaving money on the table. Roughly 20% of undergraduate students didn’t apply for financial aid during the 2011 to 2012 academic year, according to an analysis released this week by the National Center for Education Statistics. The study adds to the robust body of evidence that many students who could be eligible for grants and loans to help them pay for college don’t fill out the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA), the gateway form that unlocks that money for students.
Getting low-income students into and through college isn’t enough to position them well for success in the workplace. They need programs that give them strong mentors and real-world work experience, and help them build their science, math, and technology skills, according to a new report.
A new report suggests wealthy institutions should spend more from their endowments to help low-income students, but many campus critics say it’s not so simple.
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.
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.
Inmates at Donovan Correctional Facility who are pursuing an associate degree through a new Southwestern College program will get help with the cost of textbooks through a federal pilot program.
For three hours Wednesday, members of the South Dakota Board of Regents and state university presidents discussed whether to set a goal that 65 percent of people ages 25-34 should have some type of higher-education degree by 2025.
Some of the nation’s largest veterans and military organizations sent letters last week to the Veterans Affairs Department asking it to crack down on colleges that prey on veterans by charging exorbitant fees for degrees that mostly fail to deliver promised skills and jobs.