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As the economy sputters and the outcry over the cost of college continues, more students keep enrolling—even if some have used campuses to protest their debut burden.

Enrollment has ticked up, but who goes to college and how they do it are changing. Students long dubbed "nontraditional," including adult learners and part-timers, have become more common.

Maintaining those enrollment gains is a looming concern. | Read More »

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41%

That's the college-going rate for 18- to 24-year-olds in the United States.

19%

For-profit institutions awarded that share of all associate degrees in the United States.

357,354

That's the number of bachelor's degrees awarded in business in 2009-10, more than in any other major.

34.1%

That share of students at public four-year colleges transferred at least once before earning their bachelor's degrees.

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