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A stable residence on campus can help college students who are parents complete their degrees. SDI Productions/Getty Images

Student housing is scarce for college students who have kids

More than 1 in 5 college students are parents, and many struggle to find on-campus housing. Colleges offering a stable place to live on campus can help them succeed.
Encouraging students at the University of Colorado, Boulder, to vote in the midterm elections, Nov. 6, 2018. Jason Connolly/AFP via Getty Images

Want the youth vote? Some college students are still up for grabs in November

Researchers examined the voting behavior of 5,762 students at 120 colleges and universities. Two groups stood out as an untapped electoral resource – if the candidates can turn out Gen Z.
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.
The headlines blare stories about political battles on college campuses in the U.S., but the reality is different. AP/Rick Bowmer

Not every campus is a political battlefield

Despite the headlines, the biggest concerns of students on college campuses are not politics, discrimination or free expression.

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