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Go East Young Grad: America’s Most Grad Friendly Markets

While the West is known for its healthy economy, the East is now the place to be for new college grads. Of the top 40 metros, the top 10 are east of the Rockies; nine are either on, or east, of the Mississippi River. Pittsburgh tops the Trulia/LinkedIn ranking, with Philadelphia #6. Miami is in last place (#40), with Los Angeles almost as bad (#39).  click to read complete story

What First-Generation College Students Want

Only about 11 percent of low-income, first-generation college students earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Yet Greg Dendy, raised by a single mom in a southeast Washington, D.C., is well on his way to collecting a diploma. He’s just finished up his sophomore year at Fisk University in.
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