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  College Admissions News
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How Economically Diverse Is Your College? A 'New York Times’ Ranking May Soon Tell
posted: 13 hours ago   source: chronicle.com  
The New York Times is entering the college-ratings game. Sorta. Kinda. Next month it plans to unveil "a new ranking of colleges and universities based on their ability to attract underprivileged kids." Delighted are critics of the U.S. News & World Report rankings, which ignore economic diversity (and may contribute to its absence on many campuses).
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  College Admissions News
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New approaches to attack the racial/economic achievement gap
posted: 14 hours ago   source: insidehighered.com  
Research demonstrates that the wealthiest 25% of Americans are filling nearly 75% of the seats at the 193 most selective U.S. universities – which operate as informal gateways to America’s leadership class – while the poorest 25% of Americans fill only 5% of these seats. The gap between rich & poor is twice as large as the gap between black & white.
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  General College News
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Is Your Student Prepared for Life?
posted: 14 hours ago   source: nytimes.com  
Colleges need to create, and require for graduation, a course in career training that would begin freshman year and end senior year. In a recent survey of over 4,000 college students, 61% said that Career Services at their school was “never” or “rarely” effective in helping them land a job.
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  Member College News
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King's College (Pa.) to Host National Conference on Catholic Colleges; President of University of Notre Dame to Provide Keynote
posted: Aug 29th   source: kings.edu  
“The Idea of a Catholic College: Charism, Curricula, and Community,” a two-day conference on the distinctive mission of Catholic colleges in higher education, will be held September 19-20 at King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

The Reverend John Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, will provide the conference’s keynote address at 8:30 a.m. Friday, September 19, on the third floor of the...
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  General College News
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Why Top Tech CEOs Want Employees With Liberal Arts Degrees
posted: Aug 28th   source: fastcompany.com  
As colleges begin revving back up, you might want to reconsider your major. Steve Jobs famously mused that for technology to be truly brilliant, it must be coupled with artistry. “It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough. It’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields the results that make our hearts sing.”
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  SAGE Scholars News
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Cornell College Joins Tuition Rewards
posted: Aug 28th   source: secure.tuitionrewards.com  
Cornell College (Mount Vernon, IA), one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope's book “Colleges That Change Lives,” has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards Private College & University Enrollment Consortium. Cornell is the 14th CTCL member to be part of Tuition Rewards. Eight Iowa independent colleges now participate in Tuition Rewards.
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  General College News
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Jobs Of The Future: Where They Are, How To Get Them
posted: Aug 28th   source: fastcompany.com  
Designer, developer, data scientist are all predicted to be in-demand jobs in the coming year. How to land one? Not the way you think. IN a world where a graduate's new job may not have been invented yet, tech companies are finding that backgrounds in psychology and anthropology, as well as graphic arts, are helpful.
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  Member College News
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Beloit Mindset List Reminds Us How College Freshmen View the World
posted: Aug 27th   source: huffingtonpost.com  
How the Class of 2018 - in kindergarten when planes slammed into the World Trade Center Twin Towers - views the world. 'The Daily Show' is the only news show that gets it right. 'Good feedback' means getting 30 likes on your Facebook page. What's Netscape? Who's Joe Camel?
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  Student Loan News
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The Student-Loan Hype Machine: Ritholtz Chart
posted: Aug 27th   source: bloombergview.com  
Student loans are NOT the next great subprime crisis! 93% of outstanding student loans have balances of less than $30,000. Only 4% of people between the ages of 20 and 39 have student loans in excess of $50,000; they typically attended graduate school and work sas dentists, doctors, lawyers, MBAs.
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  College Admissions News
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Generation Later, Poor Are Still Rare at Elite Colleges
posted: Aug 27th   source: nytimes.com  
A series of federal surveys of selective colleges found virtually no change from the 1990s to 2012 in enrollment of students who are less well off — still less than 15% — even though there's been a huge increase in the number of such students going to college. Some admissions offices are focusing on economic diversity, but results are minimal.
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  General College News
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Misericordia University receives 'Best Bang for the Buck' designation from Washington Monthly magazine
posted: Aug 26th   source: misericordia.edu  
Misericordia University is ranked among the top 41 percent of all master’s degree-granting institutions of higher education in the country by Washington Monthly magazine in a survey that stresses community service and social mobility of students.

Misericordia University is ranked 279th overall among 671 other colleges and universities in the nation that were recognized in the “2014 Master’s Universities’’...
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  College Admissions News
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Why the Middle Class Isn’t Buying Talk About Economic Good Times
posted: Aug 26th   source: nytimes.com  
A new report shows that the U.S. median household income - half of families earning more, half less - is now only $53,891, down from $55,589 in inflation-adjusted dollars when the economic expansion began in June 2009. The 3.1% drop is not good news for enrollment at U.S. private colleges.
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  General College News
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What your college kid isn't telling you about money
posted: Aug 25th   source: philly.com  
It is an American rite of passage. Little Johnny finally grows up, goes off to college, and starts handling money on his own. He probably spends a little too much, and racks up some debt.
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  General College News
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Get Predatory Colleges Out of Job Training
posted: Aug 24th   source: nytimes.com  
For-profit colleges that leave students with heavy debts and worthless credentials do not belong in the nation’s job-training system. For-profits use the 1998 federal Workforce Investment Act to rip off students and taxpayers by making false promises and cashing in on federal job-training programs. Regulators and lawmakers have been slow to catch on.
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  Student Loan News
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For Student Loan Borrowers in Default, Redemption Just Got Easier
posted: Aug 24th   source: nytimes.com  
Revised federal rules now in effect should make it easier to return student loans in default to good standing. The new rules define what is a “reasonable and affordable” monthly payment for borrowers working to get troubled loans back on track. Payments must now be calculated to take into account a borrower’s income and expenses as well as family size.
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  College Admissions News
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ACT's annual score report shows racial gaps, mediocre scores
posted: Aug 22nd   source: insidehighered.com  
A record 1.84 million HS students who graduated in 2014 (57% of the class) took the ACT. 11 states administer the ACT to all seniors; 5 more states will begin statewide ACT testing. Racial gaps in performance continue. Only 26% of students met all 4 of ACT's benchmarks in English, reading, math & science.
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  Member College News
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When Students Transfer, Credits May Not Follow
posted: Aug 22nd   source: chronicle.com  
A third of first-time, first-year undergraduates will enroll in at least one other college over the next six years. 39% will transfer no credits; 28% will transfer some; and, 32% will transfer all previously earned credits. On average, students lost about 13 credits when transferring from their first college to their second.
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  General College News
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Study: For-profit colleges provide no advantage for job seekers
posted: Aug 22nd   source: educationdive.com  
Job applicants who have attended for-profit colleges don’t enjoy any advantage over those who have attended community colleges or no college at all, according to a new study. For-profit colleges are considerably more expensive than community colleges, often resulting in large student loans & debt.
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  Student Loan News
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Having Student Debt Does Not “Crush” Your Ability to Own a Home
posted: Aug 21st   source: slate.com  
A new report from Goldman Sachs suggests that student debt makes it harder for only a few young people - those with unusually large student loan balances or monthly payments - to buy homes. In fact, graduating from college, with or without debt, makes it easier to buy a house than if you only finished high school.
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  Student Loan News
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These 9 charts show America's Coming Student Loan Apocalypse
posted: Aug 21st   source: huffingtonpost.com  
Student debt is unlikely to be an 'apocalypse' when only 10.7% of respondents say that loan payments are causing them to cut back 'a lot' on spending. The charts are very informative. Intriguingly, most new borrowers (and those having payment difficulties) don't know anything about income-based loan repayment options & aren't signing up.
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