Higher Ed

Why most first-generation college students will attend ‘second-tier’ schools

I arrived on the campus of a small New England College at the start of orientation in August 2006 to serve as its eighth president. More than 60 percent of…

New education stats show higher education climb has slowed

While student loan amounts rise, number of students and degrees stalls

Private colleges target community college grads they once shunned

With enrollment declining, longstanding barriers to transfer fall

How one NOLA school got more kids into college by opening its doors

Graduation at Edna Karr High School, May 20. Photo: Andre Perry This summer for the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, reporters, scholars and activists will

Many community college grads continue to out-earn B.A. holders a decade after graduation

The average salary in Texas for a mechanical engineering certificate is $116,000

Fear and truth: My experience with a fraternity, Title IX and retaliation

We’ve talked a lot about sexual violence on campus this year. We’ve discussed the high rate of assault and harassment and the low rate of reporting. But we haven’t sufficiently…

Kathy Tran, a Vietnamese-American UC Berkeley sophomore, and Giao Tran, a Vietnamese-American senior.

How one little-known minority group illustrates a looming problem for colleges

As demographics shift, higher education copes with new kinds of students


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How some high schools are closing the income gap among graduates

As a high school diploma increasingly becomes the pre-requisite to landing a well-paying job, a report released last week shows rising graduation rates, but pockets of persistent inequality. A…

How public colleges use merit aid to compete in the out-of-state student arms race

  The University of Alabama’s dominance on the football field is legendary. The Crimson Tide’s success comes from aggressive recruiting around the…

Vocational degrees that pay off

Some one-year certificates lead to double-digit wage gains, and some don't