A nationwide data system could help students and parents weigh the costs and benefits of specific colleges and majors.
As California’s public universities work to increase the number of students who graduate within four years, the federal government has reinstituted the year-round Pell Grant—a financial aid program that can help accomplish this goal.
UC is enrolling more transfer students but has not come closer to meeting its goal: two new in-state freshmen for every in-state transfer student.
Community colleges have begun to adopt a reform known as “guided pathways” to increase completion rates.
Students’ career goals play an increasingly important role in their choice of college.
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