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Steps to Greater Latino College Completion

With Latinos now representing one in six U.S. residents, the international competitiveness of the nation will depend on the academic success of Latino students, notes the opening of a recent College Board report on Latino college completion. Although the national average of 25- to 34-year-olds in 2009 who had attained an associate degree or higher was 41 percent, just 19 percent of Latinos had done so.

Med School Mental Health Insurance Snap Shot

Both employers and employees struggle with health insurance costs. While most people think of doctors' visits when they think of health insurance, mental health and substance abuse treatment fall under the same umbrella. A recent study by a group of Harvard researchers from the Cambridge Health Alliance, found treatment coverage for medical school students is on the low end of the scale. Of the 115 med schools analyzed, fewer than 22 percent provide students with complete coverage, without co-pays or coinsurance, for mental health and substance abuse treatment.

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A NACS survey shows that teens have a lot of spending power.


Rare is the college or university that benefited from generous state funding in the first half of this decade. But for the first time since before the September 11 attacks and the dot-com bust of 2001, enough public dollars are flowing into IHE coffers to exceed the effects of booming enrollment growth and inflation.

I Want to Be Rich

Charting the views of "Generation Next"

There is a new weapon in the ongoing attempt to understand the young people lurking around, or who have just left campus. The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press has released a new survey charting the views of "Generation Next," those in the age range of 18 to 25. They are money hungry, relatively happy, and plugged into technology.

An Insidious Disease

A new report suggests that if hidden campus costs are not carefully tracked, they could lead to dire straits for institutions of higher education.

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Black Males Underrepresented in Higher Ed

Going the Distance on Engagement

NSSE report shows higher engagement levels for distance ed students.

Survey: Hike in Health Care Costs for Higher Education

United States Falling Behind in Higher Ed

"We're number one" was once an accurate claim among U.S. education leaders. That is clearly no longer the case, according to "Measuring Up 2006: The National Report Card on Higher Education," released this fall from The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.