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The University of La Verne near Los Angeles. The university makes it easier than most private colleges for students to transfer from other institutions.

Transfer students start getting more of the credits they’ve already earned

Pushed by enrollment slump and political pressure, colleges lower barriers to transfer

What do at-risk students, English language learners and adult college students have in common?

Technology is increasingly helping these nontraditional students achieve

A prisoner's hands inside a punishment cell wing at Angola prison in Louisiana.

A case for educational reparations for the incarcerated

The upper middle class had its turn; now they must pay the privilege forward

Student Amalia Lewis-Miller at the Cuyahoga Community College Eastern campus, where a special program helped her finish on time. The program is being eliminated.

Worried about enrollment and judged on success, some colleges boost support

But the high price of helping a new generation of students creates a “dynamic tension”

InInstructors lead a round table discussion with students at Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, to discuss their video game projects. The college is affiliated withe Achieving The Dream network.

OPINION: When it comes to measuring community college success, graduation rates fall short

Here’s the information we need to help underserved students take the next steps

The United States Capitol. A House bill to revamp the Higher Education Act has moved out of committee for debate, while the Senate is still discussing reform ideas in committee.

If this bill passes, college affordability would go from bad to worse, experts say

House Republicans’ proposal would cut back loans, tighten repayment options and let for-profit colleges become 100 percent federally funded

A program helps low-income parents graduate at twice the rate of other community college students

Graduation rates in Arkansas have improved for all racial groups under this program

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Olympic hopeful figure skater Max Aaron on the practice rink in Colorado Springs. Aaron, who is 25, earned a degree in finance in December. He worked as a barback and a waiter on the weekends to help pay the tuition and took his classes early in the morning and late at night to accommodate his training schedule.

Even with help, Olympic athletes struggle to balance their sports with college

Their stories illustrate how, for older students, getting a degree is like skating uphill

Anthony Rodriguez and Juneba Sulaiman both passed a college-level statistics class last summer after a placement exam indicated they weren’t ready for college-level math.

The community college “segregation machine”

Too many black and Latino students get stuck in remedial classes, thwarting college dreams

Rural students are the least likely to go to college

They’re being ignored as the nation tries to ramp up degree completion

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