Shirley Collado, who was named president of Ithaca College on Wednesday, will be the first college president whose higher education started through the Posse Foundation. The foundation sends groups of disadvantaged students to enroll together at various colleges.
Student loan debt is now the second highest consumer debt category - behind only mortgage debt - and higher than both credit cards and auto loans.
Right-leaning policy thinkers push agenda to simplify loan system, inject bigger role for private lenders. But proposals to eliminate PLUS loans likely to draw opposition from advocacy groups.
At colleges proud of attracting students who want a broad-based, non-vocational education, numbers of majors in arts and humanities are falling.
Two-year institutions across the country are getting creative with Latino student recruitment as Hispanic populations grow.
There's no way to avoid it. As the cost of college grows, research shows that so does the number of hungry and homeless students at colleges and universities across the country. Still, many say the problem is invisible to the public.
After winning confirmation with the vice president's tie-breaking vote, new education secretary is expected to shift away from Obama policies on for-profit higher education, regulation, and dealing with sexual assault on campus.
Several public universities are taking part in a pilot program to provide small-dollar grants to help low-income students complete their degrees.
Study finds students' negative diversity experiences, though less common than positive ones, hinder cognitive development and student learning.
A handful of companies have sprung up in the last few years, working with perhaps 200 universities. They identify trends in the data and create computer programs that monitor student progress and alert advisers when students go off historically successful pathways.