Notes in the Margins: GPAs, 2-year grads, and how firms view the SAT

Community college grads out-earn bachelor’s degree holders Many newly minted graduates of community colleges are defying history and stereotypes by proving that a bachelor’s degree is not, as widely believed, the only ticket to a middle-class income. (CNN Money via University Business)

How Exactly Do Colleges Allocate Their Financial Aid? They Won’t Say. Universities rarely release the specific criteria behind their aid decisions. Could a little-known regulation help open the black box? (ProPublica)

For-Profit School Sued Over Lending Practices A federal agency has sued ITT Educational Services, a major owner of for-profit colleges and trade schools, alleging predatory lending and other charges. (The New York Times)

New study says high school GPA matters more than SAT scores A recent Bates College found that high school GPA is the best indicator of success in college — not standardized test scores. (Note: But see article below.)  (USA Today)

Job Hunting? Dig Up Those Old SAT Scores Employers Still Want Candidates’ Test Results—Sometimes Decades Later (The Wall Street Journal)