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College recruiters target high schools where kids are from well-off families. Hill Street Studios/Getty Images

Why public universities are chasing rich kids from out of state

Colleges often seek to boost student diversity, build a strong academic class and bring in more tuition money. A former enrollment manager says it can be difficult to do all three.
Students who rely heavily on financial aid tend to be concentrated in non-selective colleges, new research shows. Ariel Skelly/Getty Images

Federal Pell Grants help pay for college – but are they enough to help students finish?

New research shows that low-income students who qualify for the federal Pell Grant tend to go to non-selective colleges – and why that hurts their chances of graduation.
Demonstrators shout slogans during a rally for free speech near the University of California, Berkeley campus. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

What liberals and conservatives get wrong about free expression on college campuses

A lot of the pressure that leads college students to keep their views to themselves comes from other students, not faculty, new research shows.
West Texas A&M University Walter V. Wendler stands alongside the SUV he drove on a speaking tour to urge Texas high school students not to borrow too much for college.

A college president’s advice to college students of the future: Don’t borrow

West Texas A&M University President Walter Wendler set out to visit high school students throughout the Texas Panhandle and the South Plains with a simple message about student loans.
Online education presents many conveniences but requires serious time management skills. fizkes/Shutterstock.com

Is online education right for you? 5 questions answered

While online education may seem like a convenient way to earn a degree in the comfort of your own home or office, an expert warns of pitfalls that can seriously set a student behind.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers waves to the crowd after passing Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list in 2014. Hannah Foslein/Getty Images

The Kobe legacy: Should the NBA let high school players skip college?

Unlike when Kobe Bryant went straight from high school to the NBA, future superstars must now spend at least one year in college or overseas. A sports scholar explains how that could soon change.
College students face more obstacles to getting an internship. Transportation and having to work a paying job are among the barriers. Picnoi

5 obstacles that stop many students from taking an internship

Internships send an important signal to employers about how ready a college graduate is for the world of work. But for many students, taking an unpaid or poorly paid internship is not practical.
Colleges are increasingly being judged on how many students graduate. But is tying funding to graduation rates the way to go? George Rudy/Shutterstock.com

Should college funding be tied to how many students graduate?

States are increasingly adopting policies in which colleges get a small portion of their funding based on how many students graduate. A scholar explains why the policy may not achieve its aims.
Signs that a college may be about to close may not always be apparent. Konstantin L/Shutterstock.com

5 ways to check a college’s financial health

Before you invest your money in going to a particular college, you should figure out if a school is financially healthy enough to keep its doors open, two veteran college administrators warn.

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