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More people than ever today, between the ages of 30-64, are going back to school to obtain master’s, professional, or doctoral degrees. Overall, these students that have obtained an advanced degree earn up to 69.2% more than someone with just a bachelor’s. The demand for advanced degrees are expected to grow significantly in coming years, so now is a better time than ever before to consider returning to school.
View infographic: cps.neu.edu.
By Caroline Hoxby, Sarah Turner
Only a minority of high-achieving, low-income students apply to colleges in the same way that other high-achieving students do: applying to several selective colleges whose curriculum is designed for students with a level of achievement like their own. This is despite the fact that selective colleges typically cost the high-achieving, low-income students less while offering them more generous resources than the non-selective postsecondary institutions they mainly attend.
Download the full paper: siepr.stanford.edu
By Jamal Abdul-Alim
WASHINGTON — Usually when a call is made for more diversity on campus, it entails increasing the proportion of poor students and students of color at selective institutions that grant baccalaureate degrees. But … a group of thought leaders called for a different type of diversity at institutions that grant associate’s degrees. Specifically, they said more should be done to attract students from middle and upper class backgrounds to community colleges.
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Like many other universities, California State University, Monterey Bay releases a Factbook each year, with a broad range of statistics, including disaggregated data on enrollment and retention rates. What sets CSUMB’s Factbook apart is the story the data tells.
The latest edition of the CSUMB Factbook shows that during the period from 2006 to 2011, while the university increased enrollment of underrepresented students, it also increased first-year retention rates for those students and for its first-time students overall (see table below).
By Marissa Harshman and Howard Buck
More than 5,300 high school seniors in Clark County will cross the stage to accept their diplomas in the coming days. Few achieved the feat alone.
Teachers, principals, counselors; coaches, pastors, tutors; mothers, fathers, siblings: All are examples of those who have changed the lives of our local 2010 graduates.
Whether offering advice during personal struggles or serving as a spiritual guide, helping to plow through college applications or helping an athlete achieve his or her goals, mentors have shaped the lives of many successful students.
The Columbian asked several high school… Continue reading