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.
Undocumented students took advantage of tuition benefits they called for through the 2013 California DREAM Act.
Santiago Canyon College
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.
Kaplan Test Prep
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.
Person County Schools
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.
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 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.
Racial minorities face profiling on campus.
An incident in which a Smith College employee called police on a black student who 'seemed out of place' is just the latest in a string of cases of racial 'profiling by proxy,' three scholars argue.
A new ‘debt-free’ college plan has little chance of success.
A closer look at House Democrats new 'debt-free' college plan reveals that the plan fails to live up to its name, two higher education finance scholars argue.
A crowd gathers around speakers during a rally for free speech near the University of California, Berkeley campus.
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On the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Charlottesville, we asked the presidents of Bowdoin, Elon and the University of Washington whether free speech should be treated differently on campus.
Though criticized as outdated, college majors still serve a vital function, a scholar argues.
Though some have suggested that college majors should be scrapped, a higher education scholar warns that getting rid of college majors may create more problems than it solves.
Police school lecture series, 1935.
Courtesy of Berkley, Ca. Police Department – Historical Unit
The demise of the first academic department dedicated to policing at the University of California has left unanswered questions about the best way to educate cops.
Sexual assault and harassment are prevalent at U.S. colleges and universities.
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Colleges and universities can rid their campuses of sexual assault and sexual harassment if they do a few key things, a group of researchers argue.