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College Grads Earn Double Vs. Non-Grads

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The cost of college is getting super expensive, but data show that college grads earn nearly 2 times more than what high school grads earn. And students who secure post-graduate degrees get paychecks that are roughly 3 times what a high-school grad can command. While the 2013-14 average cost for “tuition and …

New Federal Oversight Proposed For Career Colleges

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Three Congressional lawmakers are pushing for a new federal committee that would coordinate the government’s oversight of career colleges. Senators Dick Durbin of Illinois and Tom Harkin of Iowa, both Democrats, plan to introduce legislation Thursday that would create a committee comprising representatives from nine federal agencies that oversee for-profit colleges.

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Collateral Damage

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Students at a community college in rural Texas may lose access to federal aid because of a student-loan default measure Congress expanded mostly to address "for-profit" institutions. Frank Phillips College is among several two-year colleges whose leaders are worried about how their institutions will fare with this fall’s release of the first …

Higher Education Not Serving National Purpose

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In a new book, “Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream,” Cornell University professor Suzanne Mettler wrote that although the United States used to be the world leader in higher education with respect to graduation rates and lower- and middle-income student access, that’s no longer true.

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Report Estimates Half Of Vets On GI Bill Graduate

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A little more than half of the veterans who got college money under the GI Bill since 2009 eventually graduated, though many took longer to do it, a new study estimates. The report released Monday estimated that 51.7 percent of student veterans earned a degree or certificate for some kind of higher …

Earnings Growth Driven By Workers With College Degrees

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A new study from the University of Oklahoma has found that employment and earnings growth in the United States over the past 13 years has been almost exclusively driven by workers with at least a bachelor’s degree. The study found that from 2000 to 2013, real earnings in the United States grew …

30 Years In: The Evolving Federal Role In Higher Education

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Despite dramatic tuition increases over the past 30 years, federal data reveals that more low-income students are enrolling in post-secondary education. While advocates say much work remains to be done on access and affordability, they note one reason for the enrollment increase has been the steady availability of federal financial aid. Though …

Proposal Sets Stage For Gainful Fight

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The Obama administration’s unveiling of a proposed set of rules aimed at clamping down on career education programs, mostly at career colleges is just the latest flashpoint in a years-long battle with the controversial sector of higher education.  The proposed rules also tee up what is expected to be another round of …

Colleges Are Tested By Push To Prove Graduates’ Career Success

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College admissions officers trumpet graduates' success in finding well-paying jobs. But the schools often have a hard time getting solid proof. Boiling down employment outcomes to a single metric isn't easy, many college officials say, since hurdles stand in the way of gathering meaningful figures and conveying them. Others say they are …

Q&A On The Career College Industry

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The nation’s career colleges accused the Obama administration on Friday of engaging in a “discriminatory, punitive” attack against programs that help many non-traditional students find meaningful employment. The administration says it’s those very students it’s trying to protect. It issued proposed regulations late this week designed to protect students at for-profit colleges …

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