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Signs that a college may be about to close may not always be apparent. Konstantin L/Shutterstock.com

5 ways to check a college’s financial health

Before you invest your money in going to a particular college, you should figure out if a school is financially healthy enough to keep its doors open, two veteran college administrators warn.
Students in an advanced bachelor’s degree seminar in the Bard Prison Initiative at Eastern New York Correctional Facility. Skiff Mountain Films

Documentary provides rare look at higher education in prison

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.
New research shows a small portion of community college students are able to transfer to selective schools. Jennifer G. Lang/Shutterstock.com

Community colleges open the door to selective universities

While selective universities may be elusive for many students, going to a community college first can represent an alternative way to get in, new research has found.
A proposal to increase the Pell Grant award amount could help restore the grant’s original purchasing power when it was created in 1972. AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews

Pell Grants are getting their due in the 2020 campaign

A proposal to double the value of Pell Grants for college students could finally start to restore their value to what they were when they were created back in 1972.
A federal judge ruled that Harvad can continue to use race as one of many factors in its admission decisions. f11photo/Shutterstock.com

Harvard can use race as an admissions factor, at least for now

Tuesday's ruling in the Harvard affirmative action case allows colleges to use race in their admission decisions. A legal scholar offers insights into how long before race won't be needed.
California lawmakers have approved a bill that would enable college athletes to get paid endorsements. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

What if college athletes got paid? 3 questions answered

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.
Textbook prices could rise higher if a planned textbook company merger goes through. Prostock-studio/Shutterstock.com

Textbook merger could create more problems than just higher prices

A proposed merger between two of America's largest textbook companies could lead to problems that go well beyond price hikes, a scholar on textbooks and digital learning warns.
Akibo Watson, Corinne Fischer, Ashley Berlot and Jarrett Sannerud, second-year neuroscience students at Binghamton University, preparing reagents for team’s Parkinson disease project. Jonathan Cohen/Binghamton University

At these colleges, students begin serious research their first year

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.
President Obama sought to make the United States the most college-educated nation in the world by 2020. RIDTHISING/Shutterstock.com

The problem with the push for more college degrees

Efforts to get more Americans to earn a college degree steal attention from what makes up a college education, a historian of education argues.
Research conflicts over how graduates of historically black colleges fare in the job market. sirtravelalot/Shutterstock.com

Historically black colleges give graduates a wage boost

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.'
College students are seeking mental health treatment on campus at record levels. Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock.com

Are you mentally well enough for college?

A campus psychologist explains why so many students ask him for help after they've failed courses.
Research shows that students who take detailed notes do better in class. VGstockstudio/Shutterstock.com

7 tips on how to take better notes

Looking to earn good grades? Good notes could help, an expert says.

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