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tribal colleges

Why are tribal college students slow to ask for financial aid?

A report about student experiences at tribal colleges and universities finds a lag in seeking aid, along with reluctance to take out loans

Army veteran Chester Dixon, right, works with William Moore, Georgia Department of Labor veterans representative, to apply for a new skills-based program to get out-of-work veterans trained and back in the job market, in Atlanta. The program is open to veterans between the ages of 35 and 60.

Going back to school after 50

A reader asks: How common is it for people seek out vocational training later in life?

The other victims when colleges decline or close: their hometowns

Growing financial woes in higher education threaten surrounding economies

When a college degree is no longer a ticket to the middle class

A reader asks: What’s the outlook for America’s middle class? And does a college degree still pave the way into it?

Princeton University, the site of this year’s Ivy League Veterans Council meeting, has 12 undergraduate military veterans, up from one just two years ago.

College spending comes under closer scrutiny

A new website shows trustees, lawmakers, administrators and families how colleges spend their money

Brad Parton, a rancher and educator in Fayetteville, Tenn., feeds some of his 25 cows on his farm.

Rural colleges aren’t supplying the workers rural businesses and agriculture need

Both sides concede they don’t often talk to each other, resulting in a widening skills gap

U.S. continues to slip behind other countries in percentage of population with degrees

A lack of highly skilled workers leaves American employers unable to fill jobs

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Students at Walker Valley High School in Cleveland, Tennessee, work with machinery in the school’s mechatronics lab.

As jobs grow hard to fill, businesses join the drive to push rural residents toward college

Companies need more people with degrees but struggle to find them

Career advising

Some colleges start using their long winter breaks to help students plan for jobs

Instead of staying shut down for weeks, a few bring back students early for career advice

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