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Higher Education Editor

Jon Marcus

Jon Marcus, higher-education editor, has written about higher education for the Washington Post, USA Today, Time, the Boston Globe, Washington Monthly, is North America higher-education correspondent for the Times (U.K.) Higher Education magazine, and contributed to the book Reinventing Higher Education. His Hechinger coverage has won national awards from the Education Writers Association and he was a finalist for an award for beat reporting from the New York chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The former editor of Boston magazine, Marcus holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree from Bates College. A journalism instructor at Boston College, he says he ends up learning from his students far more than he teaches them.

Recent Stories

Placement rates, other data colleges provide consumers are often alternative facts

Advocates warn that calls for less regulation could result in even more misleading info

Study: Half or more of community college students struggle to afford food, housing

Biggest-ever survey on the topic also suggests that 14 percent of students are homeless

In one country, anger over soaring college costs has led to violent protest

Observers say the growing student anger is a sign of things to come in the U.S.

Despite family and work commitments, student veterans outpace classmates

Veterans using GI Bill benefits achieve success rates slightly higher than the average

Federal higher-ed tax breaks now exceed cost of grants for lower-income students

Tax credits for tuition, other expenses disproportionately benefit higher-income families

Study: Fast-rising room and board costs worsen college affordability problem

Food, dorm charges are increasing far faster than inflation, new calculations show

From the archives: Already languishing in red tape, refugee students now may be barred altogether from U.S.

Even without new restrictions, very few in this “lost generation” will ever get to study here

Colleges are pushed to stand behind what they sell with money-back guarantees

As prices rise, pressure to make schools share risk is winning broad bipartisan support

Obama says failing to help everyone will drag down the economy. Here’s how research shows that’s true

Failing to get Hispanics to and through college will lower incomes for all, according to growing body of knowledge

Budget cuts are taking the heaviest toll on colleges that serve the neediest students

States are disproportionately subsidizing schools whose students are wealthier, whiter