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  College Admissions News
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ACT's annual score report shows racial gaps, mediocre scores
posted: 22 hours ago   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: 22 hours ago   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: 23 hours ago   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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  General College News
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Misericordia University names Dr. Arant as interim vice president of academic affairs
posted: Aug 20th   source: misericordia.edu  
Misericordia University has named T.J. Arant, Ph.D., as the interim vice president of academic affairs (VPAA). Dr. Arant will serve through June 2015 as the University conducts a national search for a permanent VPAA during the academic year.
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  General College News
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Misericordia University recommended by The Princeton Review
posted: Aug 19th   source: misericordia.edu  
Misericordia University has been recognized as one of the top colleges and universities in the northeastern United States, according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review.

Misericordia University is one of 226 institutions of higher education The Princeton Review has recommended in its “Best Northeastern Colleges” section of its website feature, “2015 Best Regional Colleges” that...
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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Misunderstood Tuition: An Elite-College Case Study
posted: Aug 18th   source: nytimes.com  
Over the last 14 years, on average, Amherst College isn’t significantly more expensive than in 2000. The 'list price' is 34% higher - after adjusting for inflation. But, financial aid has kept pace. Amherst is now considerably more expensive for affluent students who pay full price - but less expensive for families requiring significant amounts of financial aid.
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  College Admissions News
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University of California steps up out-of-state recruiting
posted: Aug 18th   source: sacbee.com  
Pushed to look for alternative sources of revenue amid the deep budget cuts of the economic recession, schools in the University of California system increasingly are recruiting non-resident applicants, who likely will make up a fifth of all freshman for fall 2014. That's less than the U. of Michigan (40% out-of-state). But it means less admissions slots for California residents.
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  Member College News
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Princeton Review Names St. Lawrence Top College
posted: Aug 18th   source: stlawu.edu  
St. Lawrence University has once again been named one of the nation’s best undergraduate institutions, according to The Princeton Review.

The education services company features St. Lawrence in the 2015 edition of its annual college guide The Best 379 Colleges, which was released Tuesday.
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  Member College News
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Benedictine is country's fastest-growing university
posted: Aug 18th   source: ben.edu  
In 2013, The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Benedictine University as the No.1 fastest-growing campus in the country among private nonprofit research universities between 2001-2011. During this 10-year span, the University’s enrollment grew by a massive 159.7 percent, from 2,700 students in 2001 to 7,013 students in 2011. Today, the University’s enrollment stands at 9,923 students.
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  Member College News
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Valparaiso University Ranks in Forbes Top Colleges
posted: Aug 18th   source: valpo.edu  
Valparaiso University has achieved recognition by Forbes 2014 rankings as one of the top 100 colleges in the Midwest and regularly appears in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Top Colleges” list.
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  Member College News
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In a century, Millikin goes from industrial to international
posted: Aug 18th   source: ow.ly  
If the "Bronze Man on Campus" statue dated back to the day Millikin University opened its doors in 1903, the student depicted might have been making bricks instead of reading a book.
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  Member College News
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Lewis University students present research at SURE program symposium
posted: Aug 18th   source: lewisu.edu  
Alternative materials for making solar cells, studying the Lake Michigan food web, protecting pilots’ eyes against laser attacks, more effective cyber security awareness tools, improved cancer detection methods, cell phone cleanliness, color retention in nanoparticles and improved wound healing approaches were presented Aug. 6 by Lewis University students.
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  SAGE Scholars News
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Wingate University Joins Tuition Rewards
posted: Aug 18th   source: bit.ly  
Wingate University, offering its 1,800 undergraduates a strong liberal arts background program and solid career preparation, has become the 13th North Carolina member of the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards Private College & University Enrollment Consortium.
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  General College News
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7 Ways to Survive the College Transition
posted: Aug 18th   source: huffingtonpost.com  
So, your kid is going off to college, and you're dreading it. The good news is that the feeling won't last long! Here's a syllabus on 'Letting Your Kid Go 101' - 7 tips to ease the transition. Key: Show your child that you're independent from them! And, be sure to send a care package.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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Digging Through Data for the Real Story on Student Loans
posted: Aug 15th   source: chronicle.com  
An article in The Chronicle of Education disputes the Huffington Post's contention that “Half Of Federal Student Loan Borrowers Are Not Paying On Time.” Because some borrowers have multiple loans, they appear in multiple categories; so, you can’t say that a certain percentage of borrowers are delinquent - but rather that a certain percentage of dollars are delinquent.
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  General College News
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Wilson College Nursing Degree Programs Already Attracting Students
posted: Aug 13th   source: wilson.edu  
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Wilson College is rolling out new healthcare programs, beginning with two degree programs for registered nurses this fall — one that allows them to get a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and one that leads RNs to a Master of Science degree in nursing. Both programs are being offered exclusively online to make courses as flexible and convenient as possible for busy, working professionals.
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  Student Loan News
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Half of Federal Student Loan Borrowers Not Paying on Time
posted: Aug 13th   source: huffingtonpost.com  
51% of federal student loans made directly by the Dept. of Education have fallen behind or are not making expected payment according to data on the $686 billion portfolio. The figures are based on dollars owed, not the number of borrowers.
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  Member College News
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Beloit goes “test optional”
posted: Aug 12th   source: beloit.edu  
Starting with the fall 2015 admission cycle, Beloit College will become test optional, which means that the submission of standardized test scores (i.e. ACT/SAT) will be optional for domestic first-year applicants. 'I am concerned that the standardized test requirement adds little unique value to our selection process,' said Robert Mirabile, VP for Enrollment.
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