Matt Krupnick

Matt Krupnick is a freelance reporter and editor who contributes regularly to The New York Times and the Hechinger Report. He was a reporter with the Center for Public Integrity's State Integrity Investigation and is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Education Writers Association. He reported from Mexico while living in Oaxaca. Matt now lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., with his wife, cat and dog.

Recent Stories

High schools try to make better use of something often wasted: Senior year

Instead of warehousing 12th-graders, some schools try to give them study and life skills

Tangled process of applying for financial aid deepens college affordability crisis

At least two million students eligible for money fail to complete the forms they need to get it

When colleges slash tuition, some students actually pay more

Price cuts get lots of press, but often save students far less than expected

China downturn, increased competition could affect supply of foreign students

Problems loom as U.S. universities increasingly rely on internationals for cash

As times get tough, colleges turn to nonacademics to lead

Some on campuses resist the shift to presidents from government and business

Graduates of four-year universities flock to community colleges for job skills

As many as one in five community college students already have bachelor’s degrees

Students walk on campus at UC Merced in Merced, Ca. Monday, April 13, 2015.

A new university whose debut probably could not have come at a worse time

In a lesson for other states, a new campus stretches budgets and falls short of goals

Cal students at UC Berkeley on Friday, April 10, 2015.

Californians increasingly can’t get into state’s public colleges

Once envied, the state system of higher education is seen as a warning to others

Low-income students struggle to pay for college, even in rare states that offer help

Three-quarters still have to take out loans, more than other income groups

In this Jan. 28, 2015 photo, College of DuPage President Robert Breuder listens at a special meeting in Glen Ellyn, Ill., to address the severance package awarded to him at a previous COD board meeting. Federal prosecutors are investigating spending and other issues at the college.

Think university administrators’ salaries are high? Critics say their benefits are lavish

Scandal in one state focuses attention on club memberships, free cars, housing allowances