A researcher set out to interview Asian-Americans on the front lines of the debate about race-conscious affirmative action in higher education. What she found is that the policy is poorly understood.
Undergraduate statistics degrees have tripled in the past decade. Is 'statistician' really the sexy new job?
A communication studies professor purposefully antagonizes students to show how putdowns and other forms of negative criticism can impact student learning.
A handful of high-profile executives have humanities degrees. But those standouts make up a small proportion of the total pool of American executives.
Research shows that young adults who don't exercise can expect an average eight kilograms of extra fat on their body by 28 years of age.
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.
Students with larger and stronger networks of faculty and peer mentors tend to find college more rewarding, a new Elon University poll shows.
Colleges and universities must do more to combat a "culture of silence" that dissuades many graduate students from seeking help with mental health issues, researchers argue.
A longstanding view of minorities as outsiders contributes to negative encounters with campus police. A researcher argues how greater empathy can lessen the urge to call the police in the first place.
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.
The May jobs report showed that US unemployment is at about a 50-year low. That's not how it feels to many men who've never been to college.
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.
Duke University recently decided to assign random roommates for incoming students. Is this silly social engineering or smart policy?
Binge drinking rises during March Madness among male college students who attend schools that made it to the men's basketball tournament. Researchers take a deeper look at the reasons why.
A deal that allows Kaplan University to shed its for-profit status and join Purdue University may represent a new way for troubled for-profit colleges to survive.
A professor of social work who grew up in foster care shines light on programs meant to help former foster youth make it through college.
On the heels of a new report that shows depression and anxiety are the top reasons college students seek counseling, a psychiatry professor lists a variety of factors behind the trend.
Despite claims that college turns students liberal, a new study reveals that students gain more appreciation for both liberal and conservative views during their freshman year.
Each year large numbers of college students drop plans to become engineers or scientists because of poor performance in calculus. A new 'active learning' approach could help turn things around.
Even though they weren't particularly interested in having sex, fear of ridicule and insecurities tugged at many of the young men the author spoke with.