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The New York Times: The New College Campus
Inside Higher Ed: It's Not Faculty Salaries
New Task for Colleges: Educating “First-Gens”
First-generation college students are an academically diverse group who need information and support to find colleges that meet their needs. Interventions are helping high-performing, low-income students—many of whom are first-generation collegians—avoid attending less selective or lower quality schools.  Read more.

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Faculty salaries, cuts in state aid, spending and “administrative bloat” all play a role in rising college costs. But a close look at staffing and compensation within the rapidly changing higher education workforce tells the full story.
Athletics are big business on many college campuses, but does it come with a price tag? This issue brief looks at academic and athletic spending in NCAA Division I public universities between 2005 and 2010.
This brief offers policy advice to state fiscal policymakers on postsecondary education spending priorities for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.