News

  • New Era for Disability Rights

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 11/07/2016

    As higher education turns increasingly digital, disability rights advocates turn to legal measures -- and an attentive Justice Department -- to address the challenges facing students with disabilities.

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  • Even Top Students May Drop Out After Losing Aid

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 11/03/2016

    Students are more likely to drop out of college if they lose even small amounts of financial aid -- regardless of their grade point average -- according to a study from the Education Advisory Board, a research and consulting firm based in Washington.

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  • The Colleges Are Watching

    • The Atlantic
    • 11/02/2016

    With access to predictive analytics and more data than ever before, how can universities avoid invading students’ privacy while promoting academic success?

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  • College costs rising faster than financial aid, report says

    • The Washington Post
    • 10/28/2016

    Colleges are putting the brakes on hefty price increases, but tuition and fees are still rising at a faster rate than the financial aid and family income needed to cover costs, according to two reports released Wednesday by the College Board.

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  • Fixing Capacity With Better Class Scheduling

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 10/28/2016

    Colleges are re-examining their student enrollment data to better understand how courses are scheduled in an effort to fix capacity problems.

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  • U-M sees increase in overall enrollment, underrepresented minorities

    • MLive
    • 10/26/2016

    More students are on the University of Michigan campus this fall, while the school has seen an increase in its underrepresented minority population.

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  • College Is Still Getting More Expensive. What Can Stop It?

    • Bloomberg
    • 10/26/2016

    The nation’s colleges and universities hiked tuition and other prices yet again this year, continuing a decadeslong practice of raising them above the rate of inflation as higher education becomes less and less affordable.

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  • Black-white disparity in student loan debt more than triples after graduation

    • Brookings Institution
    • 10/20/2016

    The moment they earn their bachelor’s degrees, black college graduates owe $7,400 more on average than their white peers. But over the next few years, the black-white debt gap more than triples to a whopping $25,000.

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  • Who’s No. 1? As college rankings proliferate, it depends.

    • The Washington Post
    • 10/20/2016

    The proliferation of rankings could shake up higher education, influencing not just how consumers view the market but also how colleges position themselves in the competition for students and faculty.

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  • Efficiency, at Scale

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 10/18/2016

    Competency-based education can save money for colleges and students, a new report finds, but the efficiency gains won't come easily or without worries about the impact on academic quality.

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