College savings plans – known as 529s – can be effective for certain families. Still, it pays to know the ins and outs of how the plans work, an expert says.
Grades don’t actually measure learning, and they can increase students’ stress and decrease their motivation. A college professor explains an alternative to grading students’ work.
Colleges do a poor job of screening applicants for prior history of sexual misconduct in the workplace. A sociologist and a law professor explain how that can change.
An expert weighs in on how colleges can lower their chances of being hit by surges of COVID-19 cases after spring break 2022.
Colleges don’t have to sit by and watch STEM majors leave for other fields. Two Ph.D. biology students share tips for encouraging students to stick with STEM despite the difficulty involved.
A scholar weighs in on a new lawsuit that accuses several elite schools of price fixing and conspiring to lower the amount of financial aid offered to low-income students.
Students who are the first in their family to attend college view a college degree differently than children of college-educated parents, researchers find.
Student loan forgiveness doesn’t benefit the economy the way some advocates believe it would, an economist argues.
Student loan debt can hurt borrowers, but the pain is even greater when the borrower is taking out a student loan for their child, new research shows.
Schools have not adequately educated students about the increased risks of virus transmission when it comes to being sexually intimate.
The US has experienced a record decline in the number of international students. How long will the trend continue? An international education scholar weighs in.
Net price calculators – online tools meant to estimate what students will actually pay for college – can produce varying results for students in similar economic situations, researchers find.
Elite universities have been giving special preference to children of prior graduates for more than a century. Has the time come for that practice to stop? A sociologist weighs in.
In their quest to feel high and relax, college students who use marijuana may be setting themselves back, research consistently shows.
Colleges and universities are using therapy dogs as a low-cost way to improve their students’ mental health.
As federal student loan debt continues to rise, a number of scholars discuss how debt affects the nation’s college students, graduates and the economy as a whole.
Colleges and universities are using federal money to clear their students’ debt. An economist explains who will benefit from this move.
As college students seek reform of campus police, a scholar outlines five issues that warrant the most attention.
The Common Application now lets students indicate their gender identities and pronouns when applying to college. But is that enough to make trans students feel welcome? A scholar weighs in.
Student-athletes can now seek to make money from their name, image and likeness. But there are risks, a college sports expert warns.