African American students are taking on significantly more debt than white students to earn advanced degrees. Is it worth it?
States are increasingly adopting policies in which colleges get a small portion of their funding based on how many students graduate. A scholar explains why the policy may not achieve its aims.
In order to lessen the strain on campus counseling centers, colleges must take a more preventive and 'population' approach to mental health, an expert argues.
Education for those behind bars is gaining more attention. In these four articles, scholars take an up-close look at efforts to provide – and restrict – higher education in prison.
Despite the headlines, the biggest concerns of students on college campuses are not politics, discrimination or free expression.
The new College Scorecard – an online tool – offers valuable insights into how much you can expect to earn and owe if you choose a particular major at a particular school, an economist writes.
A scholar who has taught in prison weighs in on 'College Behind Bars,' which airs Nov. 25 and 26 on PBS. The documentary prompts viewers to consider the importance of higher education in prison.
Although the GI Bill enabled generations of former service members to acquire higher education and enter the middle class, the bill's benefits were distributed in ways that create uneven outcomes.
Working in college may help students pay the bills, but putting in long hours can come at a cost, research shows. A scholar discusses what college students should consider before taking a job.
California's legislature has approved a bill that would let college athletes get paid endorsements. A sociologist explains what the measure would mean for the players.
Several presidential hopefuls have offered proposals to close the racial wealth gap, from baby bonds to reparations. A simulation suggests policies short of direct aid to blacks won't do the trick.
While undergraduates rarely get serious research experience during their first year of college, some faculty are working to change that. A scholar says the new approach could boost diversity in STEM.
Efforts to get more Americans to earn a college degree steal attention from what makes up a college education, a historian of education argues.
Graduates of historically black colleges and universities make more than peers who went to other schools, according to new findings that refute prior research that showed they suffer a 'wage penalty.'
A campus psychologist explains why so many students ask him for help after they've failed courses.
Many college students take math classes they've already taken in high school. Why does this happen? Is it a problem?
Roughly 1 in 10 student loan borrowers end up in default on their loans. A scholar of higher education offers tips on how to make that less likely.
A higher education scholar explains how he came to oversee a set of college rankings meant to take a different tact than the more popular rankings from US News & World Report.
Textbook prices are causing many college students to forego the books they need for class, putting their grades in peril and leading many to miss out on certain courses, research shows.
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.