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First-Generation College Graduates See Fewer Economic Benefits than Their Peers

A new analysis from the Pew Research Center finds that, despite earning a degree, first-generation graduates receive fewer financial benefits compared to their peers...

Pandemic Has Surprising Effects on Diversity in Elite College Admissions

After more than a year of declining enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities, some higher education institutions are seeing an admissions boom. Common App, which...

Recent Study Debunks Assumptions about First-Generation Students

Campus Labs, a higher education data collection and software company, has released the results of a study comparing educational attitudes of first-generation students to...

Challenging Legacy Admissions

The role America’s top universities play in perpetuating socioeconomic and racial inequality The practice of giving admissions preference to legacy students, or children of alumni, is...

Three Universities Create Distinctive Programming to Support Diverse Student Populations

Across the U.S., institutions of higher education must work to allocate resources and provide services to meet the evolving needs of their student populations....

An Experiment in Success: Nursing Workforce Diversity Program Allows Schools to...

In 1964, in response to existing and projected shortages in the nursing workforce, Congress passed legislation aimed at funding efforts to develop a more...

A Programmatic Approach to Ensuring the Success of First-Generation, Low-Income Students

Although college access continues to be a central focus for first-year, first-generation, and low-income students, campus engagement, involvement, and awareness are equally critical to...

Coalition Announces Which Members Will Launch New College Application This Year

In September, a group of 80 public and private colleges and universities — a list that later expanded to 93 — announced they were...

Coalition of Universities Rethinks How Students Apply to College

Next year’s college applicants are on the cusp of generations Y and Z; born in the mid to late 1990s, this intermediary group is...

Maryville’s Life Coaches Help Students Navigate the Complexities of College

This fall, Maryville University in St. Louis, Mo., began using life coaches as a way to help students develop their personal, academic, and professional...

AAC&U Selects Schools to Commit to Equity Education Initiative

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announces an initiative to improve success among underserved student populations, particularly first-generation, low-income, and minority students,...

Challenging, Supportive Computer Science Program Allows Students to Excel

Faculty and administrators at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and nearby Hartnell College, a two-year institution, are removing obstacles that keep students from...

Cal State East Bay Focuses on Inclusivity Here and Abroad

A top-down and bottom-up commitment to diversity and inclusion has become a trademark of one of the most diverse universities in the U.S. This team approach...