Many colleges and universities are facing
a gloomy picture, painted by polls, politics
and population shifts that are forcing an
overhaul of campuses across the country.
A new web tool from the Urban Institute reveals the geographic distribution of student loan debt, with interactive data on debt levels and the share of people who took out student loans at both state and county levels.
Those who support college alternatives such as smaller, career-focused learning credentials, badges or certificates often contend that college degrees are weighted down and diluted by programs and courses and expenses that are not related to attaining the valuable job skills that most students...
Although an American college degree remains a good investment on average — the higher earnings for most graduates justify the cost — millions of borrowers are in default on their loans.
By now, college acceptances (or rejections) are in the hands of high school seniors. Over the next few weeks, those who haven’t already decided where they are going to school next fall will make their decisions. The month ahead is a time of high anxiety for students and their parents — and for...
First, some good news: In recent decades, students from modest backgrounds have flooded onto college campuses. At many high schools where going to college was once exotic, it’s now normal. When I visit these high schools, I see college pennants all over the hallways, intended to send a message:...
Maybe now is the time to reform admissions for the better, writes Nicholas Soodik.
Schools are moving toward a model of continuous, lifelong learning in order to meet the needs of today’s economy.
University of California President Janet Napolitano said Monday that the public university system should open its doors more widely by guaranteeing admission to all qualified state community college students.
Nearly one third of first-year college students have thought about suicide, according to a study across eight countries, and non-heterosexual identity or feelings were the biggest risks for this kind of thinking or behavior.