More students are choosing to attend public in-state schools, one study found.
The number of college and university students has dropped for five straight years, to about 18 million in the semester just ended, and no upswing is expected until 2023.
After decades of expansion, just about every meaningful statistic—including the number of college students, the growth of tuition costs, and even the total number of colleges—is going down, or at least growing more slowly.
Associate and four-year degrees lead to a growing share of well-paying jobs, study finds, as struggles increase for workers with only a high school credential.
College affordability has become the preeminent issue in higher education, as student-debt figures have hit staggering levels. While most conversations center on ballooning tuition costs, which have long surpassed the rate inflation of other consumer goods, last year tuition costs grew at the...
A dozen higher-education organizations expressed serious concerns over a possible change in the student visa program, saying it could deter the most talented international students from applying to schools in the United States.
For every $1,000 cut from per-student state and local appropriations, the average student can be expected to pay $257 more per year in tuition and fees -- and the rate is rising.
Despite a record-high U.S. stock market and a positive economic outlook, U.S. parents spent less on college tuition during the 2016-17 school year, according to Sallie Mae's 10th annual "How America Pays for College" report.
"The rate with which kids who are college-intending do not actually get to college in the fall is surprisingly high," says Lindsay Page, an education researcher at Harvard.
First-generation students mostly come from low- to middle-income families, are disproportionally Hispanic and African-American and have little, if any, information about their higher education options. As a result, they often have misconceptions and anxiety about attending college.