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STARS Press Release
Sixteen of the nation’s most prominent universities and colleges have teamed up in a new effort to help students from small-town and rural America enroll in, succeed at, and graduate from the undergraduate program of their choice. Download now »
In the News
Scripps News: Creating new pathways to college for students in rural America
USA Today: Many rural and small town students skip college or go local. A new effort aims to change that.
Forbes: $20 Million Gift Launches 16-College Network To Boost Enrollments From Rural America
Yahoo Finance: New college network builds support for students in rural and small-town America
Crain's Business Chicago: Northwestern, U of C join effort to boost enrollment from rural America
GlobeNewswire: New college network builds support for students in rural and small-town America
Inside Higher Ed: 16 Institutions Unite to Help Rural Students Attend College
Agenparl (Europe): Vanderbilt University joins effort to help students from small-town and rural America connect to higher education
Pasadena Now: Caltech Joins STARS College Network
Radio Iowa: U-I joins national network to create pathways for rural students to higher education
Insight Into Diversity: Top Colleges Form Network to Support Rural Students
WisBusiness: UW System president highlights strategies in ‘war for talent’; Interim chancellor named for UW-Parkside
Kiwa Radio: UI Joins Network Of Universities To Help Rural Students Enroll, Chase Dreams
Cedar Rapids Gazette: University of Iowa joins Ivy, Big Ten peers in helping rural students attend college