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Study Links Winning Football and Declining Grades

When a college football team is successful, students put down their books and pick up some beers.

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College Programs Help Pay N.D.'s Debt To Returning Veterans

Meeting the needs of veteran students should be a priority for the North Dakota's campuses, University System Chancellor Bill Goetz announced this fall.As a result, campuses are creating or maintaining programs to help.

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More U of M Students Taking 4 Years To Graduate

The university says 54 percent of students now graduate in four years, up 4 percent over last year. The rate was under 30 percent a decade ago.

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Bowl Team Graduation Rates Up, Racial Gap Persists

A study released Monday of the 70 Football Bowl Subdivision schools that will participate in the upcoming college football bowl season showed continued academic progress, but that the gap between white and African-American players continues to persist.

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Study Shows Targeted Financial Aid Increases Retention At Universities

Findings could help CU, other schools graduate more students

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Keys To College Students' Success Often Overlooked, Report Says

An early visit to college, clubs and other activities help students graduate earlier than others, study finds. A sense of belonging also helps, researchers say.

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New Scholarship Targets Older College Students

To help boost the number of Androscoggin County adults with college degrees, there's a new scholarship for adults who may be juggling college, families and jobs.

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U. Of Utah Graduation Rate Sags In Face Of Poor College Readiness

University of Utah graduation rates do not measure up against comparable institutions, undermining the state’s competitiveness and depressing tax revenues, according to a legislative audit released Tuesday.

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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.

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St. Mary's Students Learn To Love Life Aboard Cruise Ship

Driven from their dorms by mold, they're cherishing an odd six weeks aboard the Sea Voyager

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