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  • Institutional Effectiveness

    October 8, 2013

    Plant growing in desert

    Against All Odds: How One Community College Is Powering Through the Economic Turmoil

    Community colleges aren't typically known for their fundraising prowess, but through a combination of necessity and creativity, one such college has brought in impressive returns—even when the financial tides were strongly against it.

  • College Costs

    May 1, 2013

    Up Front: Spring 2013

    Most Very High-Achieving, Low-Income Students Do Not Apply to Any Selective Institutions; Search Firm Uses Personality Test to Assess Presidential Candidates; Prospective Students Focus on Sticker Price, Not Actual Cost; MOOCs Change Minds

  • Students

    May 1, 2013

    Turning Community Colleges into Mid-Life On-Ramps

    Community colleges are developing efficient and economical methods for adult students to get the education that they need.

  • Innovative Practices

    January 31, 2013

    Keyboard with an "Education" key

    Reinventing College Productivity

    Productivity has an important role to play in reaching national attainment goals.

  • Government Regulation

    January 31, 2013

    A to-do list

    A Chance to Address Unfinished Business

    As President Obama enters his second term, the basic shape of federal higher education policy is already beginning to emerge.

  • Access and Success

    December 19, 2012

    American College Application Campaign Finishes Record Year

    A college application assistance initiative that began in a single North Carolina high school in 2005 has blossomed into a national effort that now spans more than 1,200 schools in 24 states and the District of Columbia.

  • Preparing for College

    December 3, 2012

    Update: KnowHow2GO Surpasses $200 Million Mark in Donated Media Space

    The national campaign KnowHow2GO (KH2GO) has received $215 million in donated media space for its efforts over nearly six years to encourage students in grades 8–10 to prepare for college.

  • Law and the Courts

    October 10, 2012

    Supreme Court Hears Arguments in UT Admissions Case

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments October 10th in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (UT), a case involving the constitutionality of the university’s use of race and ethnicity in its admissions process.

  • Access and Success

    August 29, 2012

    Playing tennis

    New College Access KnowHow2GO PSAs to Debut at US Open

    The Ad Council, in partnership with ACE and the U.S. Tennis Association, will debut new TV public service advertisements (PSAs) at the US Open today on behalf of the national KnowHow2GO campaign designed to encourage low-income and first generation...

  • Financial Aid

    April 16, 2012

    New Resources on College Costs Available From ACE

    The cost of higher education is an issue of ongoing importance to students and families across the nation, as well as policymakers and political candidates. ACE has released two new publications designed to offer data and insight into this complex...