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Measuring College Success Rates

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is pushing for clear and comprehensive information to be…

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Send Your Kids to College Without Going Broke

How to search for scholarships, motivate your students, and more

In a Facebook chat and in her book, The Parent’s Smart Guide to Sending Your…

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5 Higher Ed Issues That Should Be Dominating the Presidential Debates

Do the candidates’ debates lack a focus on higher education?

According to an important article at E-Campus News, the five higher education issues that should…

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First-Generation College Students Not Succeeding, and Money Isn’t the Problem

Social and cultural factors are working against many students who are the first in their family to pursue higher education

First-generation college students encounter a campus culture shock they find impossible to navigate. Many drop…

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Why the Neediest Students Don’t Get Financial Aid

Is the FAFSA a tool of access or a barrier?

Filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid often stymies needy students, causing them to…

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Students With Lowest Debt Most Likely to Default

College dropouts least likely to snag high-paying jobs to pay off debt

Is high student loan indebtedness a problem? Or is it that some students borrow, don’t…

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College Admissions to Focus on Character Over-accomplishments

New report seeks to redefine achievement

Are today’s college-bound students obsessed with impressing colleges instead of thoughtfully immersed in exploring their…

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22-Year-Old HBCU Grad Makes History Earning Ph.D.

Student of thermodynamics is Delaware State’s youngest doctoral candidate

A 22-year-old HBCU grad made history at Delaware State University in December when he became…

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Companies Servicing Student Loans Add to Borrowers’ Burden

Dubious practices make matters worse

The companies servicing student loans ignore requests, do the opposite of what they’re asked to…

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Does President Obama Support HBCUs?

His answer to a student's question has caused others to wonder

“We don’t live in a society where African Americans are restricted in what colleges they…

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Federal Student Loan Borrowers: Income-Driven Repayment Now Available to All

REPAYE caps payments at 10% of income

All borrowers with federal Direct student loans have access to a new repayment plan with…

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States May Shift to SAT, ACT, to Measure Achievement

Can college entrance exams assess content mastery?

States plan to use college entrance exams to measure content mastery though it’s unclear if…

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College Fundamentals: Financial Aid 101

Make learning about financing your education a part of earning your degree

Applying for financial aid? It helps to know the lingo and understand what you’re getting…

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Is There a Caste System in American Higher Education?

Wealthy kids with low scores go to better schools

“Do we all want more low-income students? Sure, but we would go into financial ruin,’’…

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How Students Really Get Admitted to College

Behind the scenes at one school

The college admissions process seems steeped in mystery. How do admissions officers select/reject students from…

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World-Renowned Medical Professional Delivers Keynote at University of Maryland

Dr. Ralph Rogers returns to his alma mater for commencement speech

Along his decorated journey, Dr. Rogers obtained his Ph.D. in exercise physiology at the University…

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[BE Education Package] My Experience Abroad: London

University of Maryland alum Micah Pate Jr. spent two weeks in London

Micah Pate Jr. studied abroad, spending two weeks in London while he was an undergrad…

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[BE Education Package] My Experience Abroad: Sri Lanka

University of Maryland alum spent four weeks in Sri Lanka

Maurice Nick studied abroad, spending four weeks in Sri Lanka, while working toward his graduate…

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New Man on Campus: John Williams, President of Muhlenberg College

Lehigh Valley school seeks to increase diversity, develop mentoring network

A small, liberal arts college in Pennsylvania that started out as a Lutheran seminary, Muhlenberg…

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African American Students Win Marshall Scholarships

Scholars will study at a British university for up to two years

The Marshall Scholarships program was established by an act of the British Parliament and is…

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Black Students Excel at Top Colleges

Memo to Justice Antonin Scalia

Comparing students with similar test scores, black students at the most selective schools are more…

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HBCUs Are Still The Solution

Historically black colleges do a lot more with a lot less

Publisher and Chairman Earl G. Graves Sr. states unequivocally that historically black colleges are still…

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[BE Education Package] Study, Intern, Work Overseas—Yes, You!

Diversity Abroad can show you how

Looking for opportunities to study, intern, or work overseas? Then explore the website of Diversity…

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia References Theory That Doesn’t Hold Water

Attend the most competitive school you can, evidence says

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia during Fisher v. Texas referenced the discredited mismatch theory that…

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[BE Education Package] My Experience Abroad: London, England, UK

Howard alum Amber Cuff spent a semester in London

London is a wonderful city, even better than I thought it would be. It is…

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[BE Education Package] Despite Paris, It’s Still Important to Study Abroad

Less than 10% of American students pursue international education

Only 9% of American students study abroad during their college years—of those, 75% are white;…

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The Common Black College Application: What You Need to Know

The CBCA reduces expenses and makes it easy to apply to HBCUs

The Common Black College Application can be used by students to apply to several historically…

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Michelle Obama Releases Rap Video Encouraging Kids to Go to College

"FLOTUS on the track"

Michelle Obama releases music video alongside SNL’s Jay Pharoah to encourage kids to go to…

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NAACP Legal Defense Fund Urges Court to Count All People in State Redistricting

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Case Today That Threatens to Fundamentally Alter Legislative Representation

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund supports retaining current legislative processes and not redistricting schemes that…

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Considering Race in Admissions — Here We Go Again

Fisher v. University of Texas to be argued before the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will again hear arguments in the case Fisher v. University of Texas,…

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10 Ways to Find College Scholarships

Hurry--deadlines are approaching fast!

Each November, the National Scholarship Providers Association sponsors National Scholarship Month—a month-long campaign intended to…

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Are You Thankful for Your College Education?

Was the hard work worth it?

During this season of Thanksgiving, are you thankful that you went to college? That’s what…

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Arne Duncan: 7 Steps Toward More Inclusive Campus Environments

Campus leaders lay out solutions to foster supportive educational environments

This month, we convened campus leaders from around the country — presidents, faculty, legal experts,…

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More Detailed Data May Improve Admissions Chances of Low-Income Students

Do institutions have enough info to make fair choices about admissions?

A study has concluded that providing more detailed information to admissions offices at select colleges…

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Despite Efforts, College Graduation Rates Continue to Fall

150,000 students who entered college in 2009 never got their degrees

College graduation rates are dropping at an accelerated rate, in spite of robust national efforts…

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Should HBCUs Link Arms with For-Profit Colleges?

Black colleges follow the money . . . online

Are HBCUs and for-profit colleges a match, or a gruesome twosome? Johnny Taylor of the…

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College Prices Continue Moderate Rise, College Board Reports

Student Aid Remains Stable, Leading to Increased Net Prices

College prices continue to rise but student aid remains the same, leading to a net…

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Obama Administration to Hold Accreditors Accountable

Demands greater transparency of college “watchdogs”

The Obama administration plans to announce executive actions that will lead to greater transparency, accountability,…

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Debt-Free or Tuition-Free? The Presidential Candidates Debate

5 ways to minimize student loan debt

Although many students incur debt to earn a college degree, many go to school debt-free.…

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#BlackOnCampus Exposes Racial Discrimination Across the Nation

College students use hashtag to share their personal experiences with campus racism

Black students across the nation start the #BlackOnCampus hashtag to expose their college experiences with…

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University of Missouri Names Former Professor and Civil Rights Attorney as Interim President

Michael Middleton says it's time for the university to address their "daunting challenges"

Former professor Michael Middleton becomes interim president at University of Missouri .

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Morgan State Cuts Ribbon on New Business Center

Houses the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management

Morgan State cuts the ribbon on its new, state-of-the-art business facility, the home of the…

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Veteran’s Day Alert: Baruch College Designated a Military Friendly School

CUNY school recognized for its support of veteran students

Veterans, take note. Baruch College, one of the schools in the City University of New…

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National Higher Education Summit Explores Role of Data, Innovation

Panels discuss strategies that help students stay the course

The National Higher Education Summit hosted by the National Urban League and USA Funds held…

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Is It a Good School If the Students Don’t Graduate?

Student outcomes influence an institution's success

Staggering student loan debt, tightening budgets, and concerns over global competitiveness have been in the…

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What it Takes to Graduate From College

Students need emotional support and academic preparation

Discussing college completion and attainment at the National Higher Education Summit, panelists explored what’s working…

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New College Ranking Says ‘Show Me the Money’

The Economist's latest ranking system factors in the job earnings of graduates

The Economist uses the estimated earnings of a graduate to determine the ranking of a…

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National Higher Education Summit Spotlights Student Equity and Opportunity

National Urban League and USA Funds host college completion conference

The National Higher Education Summit hosted by the National Urban League and USA Funds, which…

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Buy off campus. Nearly all school supplies sold in on-campus book stores are more expensive than in stores located in town. “If possible, especially when you are making bulk purchases, make the trip off campus to buy school supplies,” recommends Jesse Ryan, managing director at Accounting Principals. “Sometimes local vendors even sell campus spirit wear for nearly half the price,” he adds.

HBCU Grads Have Higher Sense of Well-Being Than Black Non-HBCU Grads

What can other schools learn from their approach?

A recent Gallup poll shows that HBCU grads experience higher levels of well-being–including engagement at…

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Minority, Male Middle Schoolers to Visit UNC-Chapel Hill

Tar Heel Preview Day inspires minority males to think about their future

UNC-Chapel Hill has doubled the size of its daylong outreach program, Tar Heel Preview Day,…

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Howard University’s Student Dream Homecoming Pitch Competition

8 students compete to develop viable startup ideas

Student Dream partnered with Howard University to present a pitch competition at which eight students…

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Applying to College: Early Action or Early Decision?

The differences among early college application processes

What are the differences between early action, early decision, and other admissions options when applying…

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Will the Supreme Court Ban Affirmative Action in College Admissions?

Consideration of race off-limits in eight states

The Supreme Court will once again examine Fisher v University of Texas Austin., which has…

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NUL National Higher Education Summit to Focus on Equity, Affordability

200 leaders will gather to talk higher education and completion

By every measure, the nation’s higher education system is failing the nation’s poor and minorities,…

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Arne Duncan: Accreditors to Receive Greater Scrutiny

Student debt is rising. Graduation rates aren't.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan is preparing to unveil a package of proposals aimed at forcing…

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Pharrell Williams Named Artist-in-Residence at NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Award-winning artist to inspire NYU's next generation of musical greats

During the in-depth discussion and Q&A event, Williams will talk about his legacy within the…

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Tamron Hall Replaces Bill Cosby on Temple University’s Board

Award-winning journalist becomes fourth woman added to the board

Temple University taps Tamron Hall to replace Bill Cosby on their board of trustees.

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[TechConneXt Summit] Students Tour AT&T Foundry, Google

STEM students tour Silicon Valley tech giants

The Black Enterprise TechConneXt Summit begins with exhilarating tours of two Silicon Valley tech stars:…

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UNCF’s $50 Million Initiative to Prepare Students for 21st Century Jobs

Lilly Endowment funds a grant it hopes will help college educated youth land employment

Lilly Endowment is committing $50 million to UNCF to prepare students at HBCUs and predominantly…

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Media and Advertising Panels Target Multicultural Students

Ad Week event speaks to HBCU students about preparing to land that dream job

The Modern Face of Advertising, panel discussions developed by the Multicultural Talent Pipeline, spoke to…

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The Future Belongs to the STEM-Savvy

As more girls code, more women sue, but who is ready to fill the tech gender gap?

The latest women’s revolt in the tech industry – a class action suit filed against…

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New College Scorecard Takes the Guesswork Out of Picking a School

See college graduation rates, average annual costs and more

The College Scorecard is a dataset that gives prospective college students access to information that…

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[Recap] National HBCU Week

Sept. 20 – Sept. 26, a time to acknowledge their courageous work

President Barack Obama has declared Sept. 20 – Sept. 26, 2015 to be National Historically…

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HBCU Teams to Compete at TechConneXt Summit Hackathon

Teams from Morgan State, Howard, Johnson C. Smith, Spelman and Bethune Cookman to develop personal finance app

Teams from HBCUs will compete at the BE Hackathon during the Black Enterprise TechConneXt Summit…

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Is Your College Degree Still Worth the Investment in Today’s Job Market?

A look at what degrees lead to financial security

A look at what degrees are providing a return on investment in today’s job market

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‘Women Veterans ROCK’ Launch Civic Leadership Institute

Lecture series helps women veterans transitioning from military to civilian life

Lecture series helps women veterans transitioning from military to civilian life.

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Decline in Black Male Physicians Could Impact African American Health, Wellness

Patients respond better to doctors they can connect with

A recent study reveals that the number of black male physicians is in steady decline.…

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FAFSA Deadline Gets Moved Back

Two ways the financial aid form makes applying for aid easier

The Obama administration announces two important changes to the way familes submit the FAFSA: using…

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How One HBCU Sends More Black Students to Med School Than Any Other

They don’t just go—they graduate

Xavier University has figured out how to teach underserved, under-prepared students. In so doing, it…

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Three-Year College the Norm in Europe

Save money and time by shifting to a three-year model, authors say

Three-year college is the norm in Europe. If U.S. schools adopt that model, families could…

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Rapper Nelly Uses College Scholarships to Elevate Black Community

His actions speak louder than words

For the past 10 years, Rapper Nelly has been supporting black college hopefuls by providing…

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Income-Based Repayment  This is a repayment option for students with certain federal school loans. It allows you to base your payment amount on how much you make so that your installments are more affordable. It is less than what you’d have to pay under the typical 10-year repayment plan.

How College Savings Policies Help the Wealthy

And how certain changes could help families of lesser means

Current college savings policies benefit the wealthy. Here, three policy analysts and researchers discuss how…

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How Many Pell Grant Recipients Are Actually Graduating?

Some schools graduate more than others

The number of Pell grant recipients that graduate from college in six years is difficult…

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Hero on Paris-Bound Train a Senior at Cal State

College student becomes a hero in France

Anthony Sadler, a college senior, helped his two friends Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone subdue…

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White House Names 2015 HBCU All-Stars

White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities selects exemplars

Eighty-three students have been selected as HBCU All-Stars by the White House Initiative on HBCUs.…

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How First Generation College Students Can Face Down Their Challenges

Make your college transition a smooth one

First generation college students can make a smooth transition to college if they join groups,…

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Good to Go: Strong Hires That Are Ready to Work

How some organizations are preparing students for the workplace

Completing college isn’t enough. Colleges need to produce strong hires that are ready to work.…

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[WATCH] 10 Best Cities in the World to Be a Student in 2015

Survey releases the best cities in the world for students

Survey releases the best cities in the world for students.

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Does Your Online Learning Institution Make the Grade?

The best online educators meet these challenges head-on

The three challenges (and solutions) an online-learning institution must face to prepare students for the…

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Hillary Clinton’s Student No-Loan Plan Will Hold Schools Accountable

Plan would also reduce student borrowing

Seeking to hold schools accountable and reduce student borrowing, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton proposes a…

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Put a 529 Plan on Your Back-to-School Shopping List

Begin saving for your child’s college years today

A 529 plan is an excellent way to begin saving for your child’s college expenses.…

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An Education Opportunity for Those Paying Their Debt to Society

Cutting off Pell grant access was a mistake

Pell grants offered an education opportunity before 1994 (when Congress cut off access) that helped…

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Pell Grants for Prisoners

President Obama makes way for prison inmates to pay for school

Congress banned the use of Pell grants by prisoners in 1994. But Democrats in the…

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5 Things the Military Teaches You About Leadership

Army leaders share perspectives on leadership

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Spelman Cuts Ties With Former Benefactor Bill Cosby

Follows other schools, including Temple University

Spelman College joins other colleges including Temple University and U. Mass, Amherst, in cutting ties…

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5 Myths About Veterans Transitioning from Military Life to College

Education Director of Army Soldier for Life provides tips for Vets pursuing educational goals

Education Director of Army Soldier for Life provides tips for Veterans pursuing educational goals.

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[WATCH] First Lady Michelle Obama Welcomes Students at Beating the Odds Summit

Students from across the country overcome obstacles to pursue higher ed

First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes more than 130 students at the Beating the Odds Summit,…

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Sleazy For-profit Colleges Disproportionately Target Students of Color

Crony capitalism thrives on the backs of poor black students

For-profit colleges disproportionately target low-income, poorly informed black people, 65% of whom drop out with…

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Magic Johnson’s ASPiRE, Tracy McGrady, and 2Chainz Launch New HBCU Tour

Alliance focuses on building awareness of black colleges

HBCU Direct is partnering with ASPiRE, T-Mac McGrady, and 2Chainz. The partnership will launch a…

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George Cooper, Executive Director of White House Initiative on HBCUs, Dies

'His legacy will live on for generations,' some say

George Cooper, executive director of White House Initiative on HBCUs, has died. He is a…

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Rapper Wale and FLOTUS Team Up to Promote Higher Education

FLOTUS taps rapper for Reach Higher initiative

First Lady Michelle Obama teams up with rapper Wale for a White House event promoting…

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Oregon Offers Free Community College for Eligible Residents

Joins Tennessee in statewide effort

Oregon passes a bill that offers free community college–the first two years–to high school graduates…

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The 20 Colleges That Account for One-Fifth of All Grad School Debt

Yep, for-profits figure prominently on the list

According to Center for American Progress, 20 colleges are responsible for one-fifth of grad school…

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Racial and Gender Gaps Widening in STEM

Women and most minorities are being left behind

U.S. News and Raytheon produce an index that reveals the widening gaps in race and…

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Your School’s Financial Aid Office is Still a Resource

NASFAA Offers Advice on Student Loan Repayment for New Graduates

NASFAA urges the class of 2015 to use its 6-month grace period to learn all…

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Tuskegee University Awarded Arts Grant

$500,000 grant to help blend STEM and arts education

Tuskegee University was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support…

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University of Cincinnati President Gives Away $200,000 Bonus to Students and Charity

President also implements a tuition freeze for the 2015-2016 school year

University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono gives away his bonus for third year in a…

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Financial Aid Crucial to College Completion

Fixing FAFSA an important step

Financial aid is a critical piece to the puzzle of completing a college education. Yet,…

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The Benefits of Attending Community College

Two-year schools can be a launching pad

Community college offers several benefits: low cost, small classes, flexible schedules, and the chance to…

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STEM Solutions Leadership Conference in San Diego—and You’re Invited

National summit to focus on diversity

U.S. News & World Report hosts its fifth STEM Solutions Leadership Conference in San Diego.…

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3 Tips to Help Veterans Nail the Elevator Pitch

Effective strategies for post-military employment

How to perfect your elevator pitch for Veterans looking for post military careers.

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[VIDEO] A Day in the Life of U.S. Army Basic Training

Explore the intense 10-week course, based on army core values

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to survive U.S. Army basic training, check out…

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NSBE Conference Stresses Synergy, Collaboration

Sets goal of increasing black engineering graduates to 10,000 annually by 2025

National Society of Black Engineers sets an ambitious goal at its conference of graduating 10,000…

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College Debt Burden Falls on 3 Kinds of Students

The typical undergraduate borrower isn't suffering

Three kinds of students seem to be most affected by unmanageable loan debts: grad students,…

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Sen. Warren: Both Parties Are Right About Lowering College Costs

Calls for more accountability, but also more taxpayer spending

Sen. Warren of Mass. says both parties are right about solving the problem of high…

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Oral Health Business Supports Education

Raises money for endowed Spelman scholarship

The Dental Kidz Foundation supports an endowed scholarship at Spelman College and initiatives for females…

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How to Maximize Your GI Bill Housing Allowance

Identify which states give you the best 'bang for your buck'

As a veteran using your GI Bill, do you know which states give you the…

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Princeton Approves African American Studies Major

Undergrads can declare the major starting this fall

Princeton University has approved an African American studies major for its undergraduate students, going into…

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Princeton, Harvard, Cornell, Dartmouth, Brown, Yale, Columbia and UPenn all have the distinction of being named Ivy League institutions of higher education. Since February 1954 these eight universities have been heralded for their academic excellence and standout athletic achievements. 	Almost 60 years later, those institutions are still recognized as the most prestigious centers of higher learning nationwide. While the general train of thought would be that the Elite 8 would solely produce cerebral types, some of today’s most notable and creative African American celebrities have walked their hallowed halls as well. With the back to school season in full swing, BlackEnterprise.com highlights 10 celebrities you probably didn’t know attended an Ivy League school. —Amber McKynzie

Student Accepted into All 8 Ivy League Schools Turns Them All Down

Accepts full 4-year scholarship at University of Alabama

Ronald Nelson and his family evaluate the financial aid the Ivy League and other top…

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Parent Loan Fix Led to Declines in Black Student Enrollment

Universities and colleges each lost between three and 100 black students

The federal government tightened credit standards and began denying PLUS loans to parents. Black families…

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Howard University Presents Woman in STEM Researcher of the Year Award

A Howard alum and department chair receives the award

Howard University, a top HBCU awarded a Howard alum and department chair the second Woman…

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‘Stop. Reset.’ Removes the Boundaries of Theater

Student collaborations seen as essential to the play

A 20-year Chicago playwright removes the boundaries of theater and uses technology to create a…

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Separate and Unequal: Funding of Public HBCUs

Unequal funding, programming work to disenfranchise black colleges and universities

Public HBCUs continue to be unequally funded and under-resourced. Lawsuits old and recent have been…

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Shaw University Announces New President

Tashni Dubroy cites partnerships as key to fiscal efficiency

Shaw University’s new president vows to stabilize the school’s finances, academics and leadership, and looks…

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Student Loan in Default? You Could Lose Your Job

21 states have laws that revoke professional licenses if a loan is in bad standing

More than 20 states have laws that can cause you to have your professional license…

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$100,000 Grant Supports Scholarships for Black Farmers

Awards of up to $5,000 for ag-related study at 2- and 4-year schools

Scholarships of up to $5,000 are being made available to black students of agriculture and…

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Reinventing Freshman Year to Ensure Student Retention

Helping students to finish college, not just start

Through BridgeEdU, Wes Moore ensures student retention by reinventing the college freshman year, addressing obstacles…

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6 Events to Celebrate the U.S. Army’s 240th Birthday

National events planned for June

National events planned for the US Army 240th Birthday on June 14.

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BE Modern Man: Meet 30-Year-Old Professor DeLeon Gray, Ph.D.

Professor shares the secrets to success

DeLeon Gray is not what we imagine a traditional professor should look like. At the…

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[WATCH] Syracuse University Named One of the Top Business Schools For Veterans

The school offers flexible educational programs for military veterans

Syracuse University, Whitman School of Management, earned a top spot in the Military Times, 2015…

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Make Sure Your Online School Is Legit

Bogus programs cast a wide web of deceit

Take steps to ensure that your online school is legitimate. Bogus programs are costly and…

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4 Things Every College Grad Should Know About Student Loan Repayment

NFCC offers low- or no-cost debt repayment advice to recent grads

These 4 tips from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling help college grads get ahead…

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Toronto Woman Crowdfunds Her Way From Homeless to Harvard

How Tonika Morgan raised thousands in order to attend Harvard grad school

Toronto woman Tonika Morgan raised her tuition via crowdfunding in order to attend Harvard grad…

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President Obama Delivers Commencement Address at South Dakota Community College

Small town in red state basks in unexpected honor

On Friday, May 8, President Barack Obama gave the commencement address at a small powerhouse…

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First Lady Speaks to Tuskegee Graduates at Commencement

Urges hard work, resilience and authenticity

First lady Michelle Obama spoke to Tuskegee University’s 2015 graduating class on Saturday, May 9,…

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5 Transferable Skills You Can Learn in the US Army

Importance of soft skills for enlisted military members

For service members, contacting the US Army Transition Assistance Program or Army Career and Alumni…

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Vocational Training at Community College Really Pays

Health programs at community college lead to higher salaries

Preparing for health occupations at community college leads to substantial increase in pay.

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African Americans Less Likely to be Dean than Director

Few people of color on business school faculty as well

African Americans and Hispanic Americans are far less likely to hold the dean’s chair at…

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Rapper MC Lyte Becomes Board Member for Dillard University

The hip-hop pioneer now sits on the board of trustees for historic university

Philanthropist, MC Lyte, now sits on the board of trustees for the historical Dillard University.

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Does the New SAT Hurt Students Who Attend Poor Schools?

New SAT to debut next spring

New SAT is still a norm-referenced exam which compares test takers instead of measuring what…

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For-Profit College Students Refuse to Pay Back Their Student Loans

Group asking Education Department to forgive their debt

Students who attended for-profit online schools now refuse to pay their student loans.

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Diversifying the Field of Engineering

An answer to Silicon Valley's race problem

The NACME may hold a key to one of Silicon Valley’s most highly publicized problems:…

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The College Debt Barrier Comes Down

Starbucks serves up higher ed with a smile

Starbucks and Arizona State University dismantle the barriers to college completion.

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Harvard Business School Launches New Program to Recruit More Women

New program will focus on recruiting students from women colleges across the nation

Harvard Business School launches program to recruit more female students.

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Free Community College: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

Maybe not, educators say

Community college educators cool to the idea of free community college.

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Are High Standardized Test Scores Enough to Succeed in College?

Non-cognitive skills help students persist, experts say

Who’s ready for college? At first blush, not a lot of us. By most measures,…

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Harlem’s Fashion Row and McDonald’s Launch Student Fashion Design Competition

One lucky designer will showcase limited-edition work during New York Fashion Week

Harlem’s Fashion Row University and McDonald’s is offering the chance of a lifetime exclusively to…

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Black Pastors to Discuss LGBT Issues at Morgan State University

Leaders say its time to talk about LGBT justice

Black religious leaders to gather at Morgan State University to discuss LGBT issues.

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Study Shows Job Opportunities Improving for College Graduates

Report shows an increased need for high-skilled professional workers

A study from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce shows that job opportunities…

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Kevin Hart Awards Scholarships to Four Philly High School Seniors

Comedian teams up with UNCF to give scholarships to four Philadelphia scholars

Kevin Hart teams up with UNCF to award four Philadelphia high school seniors with $50,000…

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Black Excellence: Minnesota Senior Gets Accepted Into All Ivy League Schools

Scholar also received letters from Stanford, Georgetown and University of Minnesota

Minnesota high school senior, Munira Khalif, got accepted into all eight Ivy League schools

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5 Savvy Ways to Save For Your Child’s College Education

Senior financial adviser, Dawn Brown, offers tips and advice to ensure future success

Dawn Brown, senior financial adviser at Altfest Personal Wealth Management, offers options to save now…

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FIRST Robotics Sparks Passion for Science and Technology

Winning regional teams to compete in Missouri

FIRST Robotics sparks passion for science, technology, engineering.

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LinkedIn to Acquire Online Learning Site for $1.5 Billion

New deal will help job seekers earn the necessary education and career skills needed

LinkedIn to purchase online learning site, Lynda.com, for $1.5 billion.

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5 Colleges That Are Planning to Lower Tuition in Fall 2015

See what steps these colleges are taking to make their school more affordable

Five colleges across the nation that are planning to reduce their annual tuition this fall.

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President Obama Talks the Impact of Climate Change at Howard University

POTUS speaks about the impact climate change has on America's health

President Obama meets with medical and environment officials at Howard University to talk about the…

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Washington Wizards in Talks of Creating Training Facility at Howard University

Howard's campus eyed as new home to Washington Wizards

Washington Wizards looking to build training facility on the campus of Howard University.

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Starbucks Expands College Tuition Program for Workers

Coffee chain agrees to offer free college tuition for four years instead of two

Starbucks expands its partnership with Arizona State University to offer free tuition for four years…

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Cheated Out of an Education

One view of the scandal in Atlanta

Why Kevin Chavous thinks the educators in Atlanta cheated; why time on task, teacher accountability,…

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Top Black Commencement Speakers of 2015

Black commencement speeches to look out for this year

A list of the top black commencement speakers of 2015.

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Alfre Woodard Named Women of Power Legacy Award Recipient

Alfre Woodard will be honored with a Legacy Award at the 2016 Black Enterprise Women…

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Crack-Up with Comedian Capone at BE Women of Power Summit

Comedian Capone joins R&B sensation Johnny Gill as live entertainment for this highly-anticipated 2016 Women…

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