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Many community college grads continue to out-earn B.A. holders a decade after graduation

The average salary in Texas for a mechanical engineering certificate is $116,000

Vocational degrees that pay off

Some one-year certificates lead to double-digit wage gains, and some don't

The online paradox at community colleges

Students more likely to fail online classes, but finish their degrees if they take them.

No longer counting who’s poor in school

More than 6 million students -- not all of them poor -- are qualifying for free lunch

Five studies find online courses are not working well at community colleges

Newest California study finds students are 11% less likely to pass an online version of the same class.

How fixing a parent loan program hurt black students

Universities and colleges each lost between 3 and 100 black students

Room and Board charges rising faster than inflation

40 schools raised room and board charges by 50% or more

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Early assessment of Common Core standards shows small gains

Both reading and math scores rose more in states that were early and strong adopters of new standards, Brookings study finds

Newer studies say online instruction neither harms nor benefits the average university student

But growing body of evidence that lower achieving students are harmed

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