Higher Ed

Maria Malik will be going to Princeton University in the fall on a full scholarship.

How one observant Muslim girl persuaded her parents to let her go to Princeton

Maria Malik will be going to Princeton University in the fall on a full scholarship. Photo: Meredith Kolodner When Maria Malik found out she had been…

James Brooks, director of marketing at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Degrees Matter! associate director Camy Sorge, and pastor Odell Cleveland work together to encourage members of the congregation to return to school.

From pews to classes, a new push for higher ed in church

How one pastor does what policymakers often can’t: help people go back to college

States moving college scholarship money away from the poor, to the wealthy and middle class

Courtaijaha Brooks-James didn’t qualify for Tennessee’s merit-based scholarship and now faces thousands of dollars in debt on her road to a college degree. Photo: Meredith Kolodner …

Why many students with A’s in math don’t major in it

Two psychological factors may matter more than grades in motivating potential math scholars, survey analysis shows

Winning the battle of leadership at Gettysburg

Alumni representative, James Zarrella, of Gettysburg College sets up for college night at Chambersburg Area Senior High School in Chambersburg, Pa. on October 21, 2014. Photo: Ryan…

Formerly incarcerated, with a learning disability, she’s now a college grad

How a high school dropout learned to add and subtract in prison, and then got a college degree


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The perils of enrolling in for-profit colleges

Students wait outside Everest College, Tuesday, April, 28, 2015 in Industry, Calif., hoping to get their transcriptions and information on loan forgiveness and transferring credits to other schools.…

As adjuncts unionize for better wages and benefits, some college costs could rise

Universities also could have less flexibility to respond to changing course demands

Counselors and advisors from the organization Let's Get Ready train to help low-income and first-generation students graduate from college.

Nonprofits step in to help students that colleges allow to ‘slip through the cracks’

They say first-generation and low-income students need help colleges do not provide