High student debt levels and low salaries can make it difficult for graduates to get ahead.
In order to avoid colleges where graduates owe so much and earn so little that they can hardly pay back their student loans, students should ask these key questions about any college they plan to attend.
The 50th anniversary of major student unrest was perhaps not the ideal moment to propose controversial higher education reforms.
Public university professors enjoy great protections when it comes to free speech.
Despite calls for their ouster, public university professors who utter offensive things enjoy free speech protection. But a scholar argues for another way to respond to what those professors say.
The legacy of capping funding for universities will be a less skilled future workforce, and an Australian youth that miss out on the educational opportunities available to their parents.
Discontinuing the demand driven system will mean less people are able to get a higher education, particularly groups of people who are already at a disadvantage.
Research shows that the concept and practise of ‘other-mothering’ can help Black students navigate the complex and often secretive world of academia.
Black students need support within an academy that marginalizes them. Other--othering -- a philosophy of care that recognizes the holistic impact of racism is one solution.
The U.S. continues to wrestle with questions about the value of a college degree.
The presidents of the University of Michigan, the University of Oregon and The Ohio State University offer three ways to judge the value of a college education.
As working lives last longer, more Americans are seeking Ph.Ds later in life.
With more Americans living and working longer, many professionals are continuing their educations later in life -- with a doctorate.
Tuition hikes can change the racial and ethnic makeup of a college campus.
Whenever tuition rises at nonselective four-year colleges and universities, racial and ethnic diversity within the student body declines, researchers have found.
Most mental illnesses begin before or during young adulthood, and a quarter of young Canadians have both a mood or anxiety disorder and a substance-abuse problem.
Today's students are at increasingly high risk for mental health diagnoses. Universities need to step up.
Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs gives Howard University’s commencement speech in 2014.
While hip-hop is often viewed through its problematic elements, Dillard University President Walter Kimbrough explains why rap artists are ideal commencement speakers.
Artificial intelligence will transform universities. Here’s how.
How peers perform in college can affect student mental health.
When students attend a college where the student body is academically weaker than the one where they went to high school, they are more likely to show symptoms of depression, new research finds.
Bernie Williams, right, a women’s advocate in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, embraces Carmen Paterson while testifying at the final day of hearings at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, in Richmond, B.C., on April 8, 2018.
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University "Indigenization" efforts using Massive Open Online Courses promise to reach wide audiences. They also raise critical questions about how to embody Indigenous ways of knowing and relating.
New research shows double majors have a big competitive advantage in one critical area.
New research shows double majors beat their peers in one critical way that makes them more attractive to employers. Colleges may have to adapt to that reality to help their graduates compete.
Racist behaviour in universities manifests itself in nuanced and covert ways.
Through their commitments to, and dependence on, professional education and multidisciplinary research, universities have skin in the epistemic game.
It’s time to (do more than) talk about knowledge. Universities must take leadership in helping develop students capacity to recognise different kinds of knowledge and work flexibly.
In the Final Four of College Chess, most of the players come from abroad.
The Final Four of College Chess may not generate as much buzz as college basketball's Final Four, but proponents says its competitors represent top talent with highly coveted critical thinking skills.
China’s Xi and Trump look on as U.S. and Chinese business leaders sign trade deals.
A closer look at the US-China trade relationship shows why Trump's 'targeted' tariffs are likely to hurt American workers and businesses as well.
University of Pennsylvania players celebrate winning the 2018 Ivy League title as fans storm the court.
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Taking part in the NCAA tournament tends to make a bigger difference for public universities that garner relatively few donations.
So how will the students rate their professor when the class is over?
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In many European universities and specialized schools, professors are now being assessed by their students. While this has long been standard in the United States, many issues can arise.