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  1. 3 colleges to stop asking applicants about felonies

    Three New York State colleges have agreed they will no longer ask applicants if they have ever been arrested or convicted of a felony.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  2. Fayetteville Technical Community College student veterans, from left, Diane Hooks, Bill Kreiling, Juantor Nicholson and Alma Campbell in the All American Veterans Center conference room. Photo by Sharilyn Wells

    Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2015

    Military jobs and training can provide service members with in-depth technical expertise but how to convert that knowledge into success in the civilian world isn't always obvious.

    • Oct. 13, 2014
  3. A graduating cadet's hat is held during a graduation and commissioning ceremony at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. Mike Groll / The Associated Press

    Congress' little-known power to shape military, help constituents

    Each year, members of Congress exercise a little-known power to help constituents obtain a nomination to one of the country's four elite service academies, which prepare future officers for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Merchant Marine.

    • Sep. 25, 2014
  4. Center helps student veterans with college plans

    A University of Florida program is helping military veterans succeed in college.

    • Sep. 25, 2014
  5. A 3-D printer makes an object in a fabrication laboratory. Some universities are developing labs with 3-D printers to attract students interested in STEM courses. Frederick Florin / Getty Images

    Universities forge ahead with 3-D printing programs

    When students propose, design and create projects at Florida Polytechnic University, they will have a state-of-the-art, 3-D printing lab available to help them along.

    • Sep. 24, 2014
  6. ACT estimates that between 50,000 and 100,000 students will take the computerized version of the test next spring. Photo illustration by David Scrivner/Iowa City (Io

    ACT experiments with electronic exams

    Nearly 4,000 students took the ACT test on a computer this past spring, marking the first time that a national college entrance exam was administered without a pencil and paper.

    • Sep. 22, 2014
  7. Eleven universities are coming together to share their programs for improving the graduation rates of low-income and first-generation college students, and develop a national playbook for what works. The ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Universities form group to improve low-income students' graduation rates

    Michigan State University has been graduating more low-income students since starting a program three years ago to bring advisers, tutors, health care and other services into clusters of residence halls to integrate the 'living and learning' experience.

    • Sep. 19, 2014
  8. Aging Americans burdened by student debt

    Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans.

    • Sep. 19, 2014
  9. Consumer agency sues Corinthian Colleges for predatory lending

    Corinthian Colleges is being sued by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for what it calls a 'predatory lending scheme.'

    • Sep. 16, 2014
  10. Commentary: Tech, vocational schools serve vital need

    By early 2015, tens of thousands of troops will have returned stateside after more than a decade of military engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    • Aug. 20, 2014
  11. 'Not recommended' list of schools draws criticism

    For years, public officials and organizations have warned veterans not to waste their education benefits at bad schools. But those warnings have almost always neglected to detail which schools are 'bad.'

    • Aug. 18, 2014
  12. Adm. William H. McRaven is seen delivering the commencement address in May at The University of Texas at Austin. The Associated Press

    SOCOM chief McRaven set to become next chancellor for University of Texas System

    University of Texas System regents on Tuesday selected one of the top U.S. military special operations leaders as the lone finalist for the job of chancellor, overseeing the system's 15 campuses and $14 billion budget.

    • Jul. 29, 2014
  13. Spc. Bradley Darnell, an Army food service specialist, shaved a semester off his associate degree from Central Texas College with credit for his military training. Lance Rosenfield

    Most popular colleges: What to know before you go

    Schools known for their flexible learning options are by far the most popular among both active-duty service members using tuition assistance and veterans and their dependents using the Post-9/11 GI Bill, government data show.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  14. Grant helps launch nursing program for veterans

    A $1 million federal grant to the University of Michigan-Flint will assist military veterans in earning an accelerated degree in nursing.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  15. Online university to give discount to community college grads

    Missouri's community colleges have a new tuition agreement with an online university.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  16. Va. to join higher ed distance learning agreement

    Virginia higher education officials are working to make it easier for students to take online classes and for universities to offer them.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  17. An Everest Institute location in an office building in Silver Spring, Md., is one of a dozen campuses that for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. is closing. Jose Luis Magana/ / The Associated Press

    Corinthian tells students they'll be able to finish degrees

    A for-profit education company is trying to reassure nervous students that they'll be able to finish their degrees even though their campuses are being closed amid concerns from the Education Department about its practices.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  18. Indiana University aims to help students graduate on time

    Indiana University has started a new office aimed at helping more students graduate on time at all the school's campuses across the state.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  19. Georgia college offers online business degree

    The University of Georgia's business school has launched an online business degree program.

    • Jul. 8, 2014
  20. The popular ACT college admissions exam is broadening how it reports student's scores. The ACT said that on June 14, just under 600,000 students were scheduled to take the exam  a record high. Seth Perlman/The Associated Press

    ACT to 'polish' how scores reported for admissions exam

    The popular ACT college admissions exam is broadening how it reports students' scores.

    • Jul. 1, 2014
  21. UCLA officials propose diversity class requirement

    University of California, Los Angeles officials are proposing that most undergraduate students be required to take a class in racial cultural, gender or religious diversity in order to graduate.

    • Jun. 30, 2014
  22. Project will try to evaluate what college students learn

    Nine states will participate in a project to determine how well college students are reaching certain educational goals, according to an announcement by the two groups leading the program.

    • Jun. 30, 2014
  23. A person with a bachelor's degree can expect to earn about $1.2 million more, from ages 22 to 64, than someone with just a high school diploma, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

    College degree still has more earning power, study says

    Some comforting news for recent college graduates facing a tough job market and years of student loan payments: That college degree is still worth it.

    • Jun. 24, 2014
  24. Corinthian Colleges, U.S. in tentative agreement

    Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the U.S. Education Department have reached an agreement that will allow the for-profit education company to receive an immediate $16 million in federal student aid funds and keep operating.

    • Jun. 24, 2014
  25.  Getty Images/Ingram Publishing

    Community colleges to offer quick business degree

    College students typically complete a specific number of credits in a certain amount of time to earn a degree whether it's an associate or a doctorate.

    • Jun. 17, 2014
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