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A large segment of minorities believe the path to success starts with a college education, but less than half of white adults share that sentiment, according to a recently released College Board/National Journal Next America Poll.
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Congress is set to approve a student loan deal that will cut interest rates for 11 million student borrowers this year, saving each undergraduate an estimated $1,500 over the borrowing period. Critics of the bipartisan compromise, however, contend that the deal, which would link interest rates to the market, will keep rates too high and subject future borrowers to greater costs. Here is a closer look at what students can expect.
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Students enrolled in Early College High Schools can get head starts on college courses — and their postsecondary education careers — and a new study indicates that these students have greater educational outcomes than other students, with higher graduation and college enrollment rates.
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While the national college dropout rate remains high, new evidence shows that students who leave school before graduation still have significantly higher lifetime earnings than students who end their education after high school.
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Despite reports that maintain there is a shortage of science, tech, engineering, and mathematics talent, new analysis from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) contradicts such claims, revealing that only one of every two STEM college graduates is hired into a STEM job each year.
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Ahead of Earth Day on April 22, The Princeton Review, in partnership with U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), released its fourth annual “Guide to Green Colleges” today. The guide features the top colleges that have demonstrated a commitment to sustainability, with school profiles on eco-initiatives and career advice for green jobs. Read more

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New research reveals that most high-achieving, low-income students do not apply to America’s top-ranking colleges. Unable to surmount rising tuition rates and personal financial pressures, many such students opt, instead, for non-selective institutions, and some avert higher-education altogether. The emergence of stronger financial aid packages and scholarships can bring these students back from the brink, encourage them toward higher education and life-rewarding careers, and ultimately fuel the economy for future generations. Read more

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