Higher Ed

Five studies find online courses are not working well at community colleges

Newest California study finds students are 11% less likely to pass an online version of the same class.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to students and faculty during a campaign stop at New Hampshire Technical Institute, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Concord, N.H.

Hillary Clinton should acknowledge that tuition tax breaks don’t work

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to students and faculty during a campaign stop at New Hampshire Technical Institute, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Concord, N.H.

Why community college leaders are skeptical about Obama’s free college plan

Is free community college a Sputnik moment?

Community colleges raise alarm on graduation pledge

They say budget cuts, enrollment declines could slow number of grads they produce

College “bait and switch”

Financial aid often declines after freshman year. Little-known practice threatens graduation rates, raises debt, say experts

How fixing a parent loan program hurt black students

Universities and colleges each lost between 3 and 100 black students

Rising tuition means falling diversity on campus

Diversity is falling at public four-year universities as tuition keeps rising, according to new research. A $1,000 tuition increase in full-time, undergraduate tuition lowers campus racial and ethnic diversity by…

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Malachi Zeitner, who received a scholarship for caddying.

Wealthier students more likely than poor to get private scholarships

Federal figures also show that whites have better odds of getting grants

Will college survive? For many, it never existed

Higher ed policy must not fail impoverished students – online or off

California Gov. Jerry Brown lowers his head while listening to Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speak about today's technology during a meeting of the UC Board of Regents Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 in San Francisco. Gov. Brown is pressing the University of California to bring more courses online to help make college more accessible and affordable. Brown urged university leaders to expand online education.

California’s multi-million dollar online education flop is another blow for MOOCs

Once-celebrated online courses still haven’t lived up to the hype

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