Kelly Field

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Elycea Almodovar, a junior at Salem State University, right, walks on campus with her roommate, Sabrina Ornae, a junior. Almodovar was drawn to the school because of its diversity.

More Hispanics are going to college. The bad news? They’re still behind

But the proportion of Hispanics earning degrees lags the proportion of whites

One of the advertisements produced by the “You Can. Go Back” campaign in Indiana, among the several states trying to get college dropouts to finish their college educations.

States use direct mail, money, to get more of their residents back to college

Determined to channel older students toward degrees, policymakers struggle to reach them

Andrea Laminack, a female welder, talks to Nikki Bond, a prospective student, at an open house at West Georgia Technical College for women interested in vocational trades.

In spite of a growing shortage in male-dominated vocations, women still aren’t showing up

One group of prospective tradespeople is forgoing the highest-paying fields -- women