College recruiters target high schools where kids are from well-off families.
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Colleges often seek to boost student diversity, build a strong academic class and bring in more tuition money. A former enrollment manager says it can be difficult to do all three.
Student activists are calling attention to a wide range of issues on campus.
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As a student protest continues at Syracuse University, a scholar argues that student activism is a valuable part of the college experience.
If you don’t ask for a higher grade you won’t get one.
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An economics professor investigates why college men are more likely to push back when they don't get the grades they want.
Students who rely heavily on financial aid tend to be concentrated in non-selective colleges, new research shows.
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New research shows that low-income students who qualify for the federal Pell Grant tend to go to non-selective colleges – and why that hurts their chances of graduation.
Borrowers looking to eliminate student loan debt through bankruptcy have to clear a series of high hurdles.
Two experts in higher education policy explain the high hurdles that must be cleared to use bankruptcy to escape crushing student loan debt.
Demonstrators shout slogans during a rally for free speech near the University of California, Berkeley campus.
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A lot of the pressure that leads college students to keep their views to themselves comes from other students, not faculty, new research shows.
West Texas A&M University Walter V. Wendler stands alongside the SUV he drove on a speaking tour to urge Texas high school students not to borrow too much for college.
West Texas A&M University President Walter Wendler set out to visit high school students throughout the Texas Panhandle and the South Plains with a simple message about student loans.
Online education presents many conveniences but requires serious time management skills.
While online education may seem like a convenient way to earn a degree in the comfort of your own home or office, an expert warns of pitfalls that can seriously set a student behind.
The College of New Rochelle closed in 2019.
It helps when school leaders are open about their financial struggles before it's too late to forge a good plan.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers waves to the crowd after passing Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list in 2014.
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Unlike when Kobe Bryant went straight from high school to the NBA, future superstars must now spend at least one year in college or overseas. A sports scholar explains how that could soon change.
College students face more obstacles to getting an internship. Transportation and having to work a paying job are among the barriers.
Internships send an important signal to employers about how ready a college graduate is for the world of work. But for many students, taking an unpaid or poorly paid internship is not practical.
African Americans take on greater debt than whites to earn an advanced degree. Does the payoff make it worth it?
African American students are taking on significantly more debt than white students to earn advanced degrees. Is it worth it?
Colleges are increasingly being judged on how many students graduate. But is tying funding to graduation rates the way to go?
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.
Signs that a college may be about to close may not always be apparent.
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.
The College Scorecard now has more detailed data on programs and majors.
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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.
Students in an advanced bachelor’s degree seminar in the Bard Prison Initiative at Eastern New York Correctional Facility.
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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.
Black servicemen from WWII faced limited options and denial as they sought GI benefits after the war.
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 racist ways.
Marlboro College plans to close its Vermont campus after the 2019-2020 school year and move its programs to Emerson College in Boston.
Small private colleges are closing left and right. A veteran university administrator explains the forces behind the trend.
The NCAA has moved to permit college athletes to seek endorsement deals. under new rules to be adopted by 2021.
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Now that the NCAA will allow college athletes to seek paid endorsements, questions abound about how the players will be able to cash in on those deals. An expert on student athletes weighs in.
New research shows a small portion of community college students are able to transfer to selective schools.
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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.