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Federal Data Could Help Students Choose a College

A nationwide data system could help students and parents weigh the costs and benefits of specific colleges and majors.

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Year-Round Pell Grant Revived

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.

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UC May Struggle to Meet Transfer Requirement

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.

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Guided Pathways in Community College

Community colleges have begun to adopt a reform known as “guided pathways” to increase completion rates.

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Students Choose College with Future Jobs in Mind

Students’ career goals play an increasingly important role in their choice of college.

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