Only 1 in 5 American students take a foreign language before college.
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Despite increasing globalization, foreign language programs in US colleges have become less common. A foreign language expert says America needs to step up its efforts to turn things around.
The new ‘Spider-Man’ video game isn’t just fun and games – it’s also science.
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The latest version of the Spider-Man video game offers insights into how science could be taught more effectively to today's college students, a researcher and video game enthusiast suggests.
Could a random admissions process help spare universities from legal trouble and save time and money?
Colleges and universities are often criticized for how they admit students from diverse groups. A college admissions scholar suggests an admissions lottery could help make the process more fair.
Fresno State Bulldogs head coach Jeff Tedford and running back Ronnie Rivers hoist the Las Vegas Bowl trophy after the Bull Dogs defeated Arizona State on Dec. 15.
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While college football coaches who make it to the widely televised bowl games stand to collect major bonuses, history shows that bonuses for top coaches predate the days of TV and radio.
Undocumented students took advantage of tuition benefits they called for through the 2013 California DREAM Act.
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When researchers took a close look at transcripts for thousands of California community college students, they discovered an encouraging trend in enrollment for undocumented students.
Public support for higher education has waned in recent years.
In order to regain public confidence, universities must take steps to show citizens that investments in higher education are well-spent, an education professor and university professor argue.
Students prep for the SAT at a test prep center in New York City.
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Test prep is a prominent feature in Asian-American communities, which helps explain recent gains that Asian-Americans made in the SAT and ACT college entrance exams, a higher education scholar argues.
Students at Person High School use cardboard goggles to take a virtual tour of University of North Carolina campuses.
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A new virtual campus tour project in North Carolina could change the way students in rural or otherwise remote areas are able to 'see' prospective colleges without ever leaving their high schools.
Students who study abroad gain a competitive edge in the job market, research shows.
In an effort to get a competitive edge in the global jobs market, more US college students are choosing to get international experience, an expert on study abroad says.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness can be difficult to get if you don’t know the rules.
A higher education professor explains the complex rules behind Public Service Loan Forgiveness, a program meant to provide debt relief to student loan borrowers who went into public service jobs.
Colleges and universities have been challenged to create more inclusive environments for disabled students.
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The case of a student with Down Syndrome who was denied entry into all eight of the sororities at her school illustrates a broader problem of exclusion for college students with disabilities.
Former University of Maryland football coach DJ Durkin pictured on the field in an undated photo.
Even though Maryland college football coach DJ Durkin has been fired, his 11th hour ouster will not rid college football of some of its deepest problems, argue two scholars on race and college sports.
Researchers found that families who send their children off to college face an increased risk for foreclosure.
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The odds of foreclosure double for families who send their kids off to college, according to two researchers who say their findings show a need for new ways for Americans pay for higher education.
The demands of college sports often take precedence over education.
Research shows student-athletes spend triple the amount of time on sports as on academics, raising questions about whether they actually benefit from a college education, a sociology professor argues.
The value of college rankings is continually being called into question.
College rankings are set up to make you believe one college is better than another. But a closer look reveals college rankings may be measuring something entirely different.
Black students who express an interest in racial justice are less likely to get a response from predominantly white, private liberal arts colleges, new research shows.
New research by sociologist Ted Thornhill shows that black students who indicate they plan to fight for racial justice are more likely to be ignored by white admissions counselors.
Protesters toppled the ‘Silent Sam’ Confederate statue on Aug. 20 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Toppling statues devoted to Confederate soldiers may be a joyous moment for protesters who fight white supremacy, but after the statues fall, structural racism remains, a scholar on slavery argues.
While textbooks have been said to be on their way, they are still a mainstay in higher education.
Although textbooks are often said to be on their way out, their usefulness in the transmission of knowledge suggest textbooks won't be obsolete anytime soon, the author of a book on textbooks argues.
Just as the printing press made books more affordable, technology could do the same thing for college textbooks today.
An English and economics professor explain why America's college textbook industry might undergo radical change that makes books more affordable, similar to what happened in medieval times.
Brains vs. brawn: Does big-time college sports value black student-athletes?
Although University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair died from heatstroke during practice, his death also resulted from a culture that exploits black players, says a professor who studies race and sports.