News Articles About Undergraduate Students

The road to college – once thought to be straight and narrow – is detouring into uncharted territory. It was once expected for all high school seniors to matriculate to an institute of higher education the semester after they graduate but today, many students (and their parents) are considering the notion of taking a year off from formal schooling first.

Mind the Gap

December 30, 2010
by Alexis Mattera
Should You Take a Year Off?
Theoretically, earning an undergraduate degree takes four years. But when you factor in internships, work and extraneous circumstances, getting a diploma or certification seldom happens within that timeframe. How long does it take? The U.S. Department of Education says six years…for just half of first-time students.

Six is the Magic Number

December 2, 2010
by Alexis Mattera
Report Reveals Half of First-Time Students Finish School in Six Years
Montana State University has a glass-half-full outlook when it comes to graduation rates but its students aren’t exactly sharing that mentality: Though the school announced it had enrolled record 13,559 students for the fall semester, only half that number will make it to graduation day.

Montana State Aims to Up Graduation Rate

November 1, 2010
by Alexis Mattera
Montana State University has a glass-half-full outlook when it comes to graduation rates but its students aren’t exactly sharing that mentality: Though the school announced it had enrolled record
Proposed tuition increases at several institutions have been in the news lately. While the ones being discussed at the University of Colorado and Adams State College will affect all students as the schools compensate for the lack of state funding, California’s are targeting one specific sect of the student population: illegal immigrants.

An Unfair Hike

October 7, 2010
by Alexis Mattera
California Supreme Court May Up Tuition for Illegal Immigrants
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