* Study finds that students who start at community college earn bachelor’s degrees at much lower rates — but those who transfer fare as well as (or better than) “native” four-year-college students. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/23p5baG

* The (bigger than we realized) role race plays in college debt. Brookings reports: http://brook.gs/1VIcxHd

* To sell themselves, colleges try to stand out. But often, their marketing efforts look practically identical. Inside Higher Ed examines the marketing practices of the University of Buffalo and other institutions: http://bit.ly/24xKdsx

* A new report details exactly how students really pick the colleges they attend. The Washington Post reports:  http://wapo.st/1X514k8

* Should everyone go to college? The Chronicle of Higher Education writes: http://bit.ly/1SJ9Brd

* U.S. Officials adjusted 21 schools’ student-loan default rates. The Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/1WIsewO

* U. of Akron ends partnership talks with for-profit ITT. The Chronicle of Higher Education writes: http://bit.ly/1SNSktu

* Compared to 30 years ago, young people today are much more likely to say they’re going to college to secure a good job and steady pay. The Atlantic writes: http://theatln.tc/1WtsnEi

* The Obama administration announced plans to ramp up efforts to reach Americans who have defaulted on their student loans and enroll them in debt-relief programs. The Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/1ZcGhtN

* College affordability has declined in 45 states since 2008, with low- and middle-income students in particular feeling the pinch, new study finds. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/1SCBi1A

* The Democrats give up on education reform. Bloomberg News has the detailshttp://bit.ly/1QDseHh


* Swedish Institute surgical technologist students win the 2016 Student Scrub Bowl. APC has the story:  http://bit.ly/1WIyMM5

* More than 2,300 graduates awarded diplomas at 2016 Berkeley College Commencement ceremony. The Paramus Post reports: http://bit.ly/24qicqb

* A recent LIM College study found that 63 percent of millennials would stick with a brand if they were engaged in philanthropic causes that reflect their beliefs or values. The Good Men Project reports: http://bit.ly/23pgtvC

* First time competitors, The College of Westchester Enactus Team are awarded, Rookie of the Year! APC provides the details: http://bit.ly/1NjTVup


* 2016 Innovation Summit: Mark your calendars and plan to join APC at the 2016 Innovation Summit on June 21st – 23rd at the Otesaga Hotel, Cooperstown, NY.

This year’s program will focus on presenting fresh, innovative ideas in the areas of regulatory affairs, student assessment and engagement, technology and social media. For information on how to register for the event, please visit the APC website.

*In case you missed it (ICYMI) is a weekly e-newsletter designed to bring you the big higher education news you might have missed. Look for it every Wednesday!*