More freshmen than ever say they go to college to get better jobs, make more money
The current economic situation in the United States has a major influence on first-year students' decisions about which college to attend and is reflected in their reasons for pursuing higher education, according to the CIRP ...
Poll reveals majority of young people considering gun ownership
Despite experiencing a post-Columbine world, 60 percent of high school and college students are considering owning a gun in the future, according to a national poll.
Parents' financial help linked to lower college GPAs, higher graduation rates
College students who aren't studying hard may have their parents' financial support to blame.
Dramatic overhaul of college remedial education is needed, says report from national coalition
An immediate and dramatic transformation in remedial education is needed at the college level, says a report just issued by a national coalition of education researchers and advocates, including the Charles A. Dana Center ...
College students more eager for marriage than their parents
Reaching adulthood certainly takes longer than it did a generation ago, but new research shows one way that parents are contributing to the delay.
College students and credit card debt—parents at fault?
Parents need to be good role models to help their children make sensible financial decisions, according to Adam Hancock and his team, from East Carolina University in the US. Their work highlights that parents who argue about ...
One in 10 college students changed their minds after debate, smartphone app data finds
(Phys.org)—Seven in 10 college students believe President Obama won the second presidential debate Tuesday night, even though only about half identify as Democrats, according to a nationwide poll conducted ...
For collegians with disabilities, success linked to mentoring, self-advocacy
(Phys.org)—A Rutgers study of recent New Jersey college and university graduates with disabilities has found that students attributed their academic success to a combination of possessing such strong personality ...
Are young people who join social media protests more likely to protest offline too?
Among adults who use social media such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and blogs for political purposes, 42% are under the age of 30. A case study of the controversial Budget Repair Bill in Wisconsin explored ...
Beyond Bieber: Twitter improves student learning
(Phys.org)—Twitter, best known as the 140-character social-networking site where Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga chit-chat with fans, has become a new literary format that is improving student learning, a new study argues.
To pay or not to pay? Study gauges attitudes on college athletics
(Phys.org)—UT Dallas social scientists recently completed a study aimed at gauging public opinions about financial compensation for collegiate athletes, or "pay-to-play."
Colleges try new fixes to recurring remedial rut
(AP)—At the nation's community colleges, more than half of students are forced to take classes in basic math and English, skills that they should have learned years ago.
Do SAT scores help or hurt in decisions about who will do well in college?
Every year, nervous high school juniors and seniors, clutching #2 pencils and armed with hours of test preparation, sit down and take the SAT. At their most basic, these tests focus on verbal, math, and writing ability, and ...
Study of school vouchers & college enrollment shows large effects for African Americans
A new study from researchers at Harvard University and the Brookings Institution on the impact of school vouchers on college enrollments shows that the percentage of African American students who enrolled part-time or full-time ...