Higher Ed

Interview with Hechinger: Will the candidates’ proposals for free or cheaper college work?

Hechinger Report higher-education editor Jon Marcus appeared on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show to speak about whether cost is keeping people from higher educations at a time when some presidential candidates…

College graduation rates rise, but racial gaps persist and men still out-earn women

George Washington University graduates Serena Williams, left, and Hannah Raymond, right, struggle against a strong wind as they pose for graduations pictures near the Washington Monument, Sunday, May…

Policies to help students pay for college continue to shift toward favoring the rich

The surprising degree to which tax credits and financial aid flow to wealthier Americans

My son has Asperger’s and wants to attend a rigorous college— why shouldn’t he?

The system is not set up for kids who have both an intellectual disability and a sharp intellect

You’ve seen the meme. Here are some actual college administrator titles

As academic bureaucracy grows deeper, here’s who populates the layers

The children of children who went to desegregated schools reap benefits, too, study finds

Two generations show better outcomes from integrated schools

What happens when a college recruits black students others consider too risky?

With the college graduation rate for black students half that of whites, one university changes the rules of the game, and beats the odds


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Designing ways to move beyond diversity

How a liberal arts college attracted students from all walks of life — and decided that wasn’t enough

States have cut money for higher education 17 percent since the recession, report finds

Some states are increasing spending, but not to pre-2008 levels

How first-generation students are helping each other through college

How a cadre of my former students from a Texas border town pulled each other through college at the University of Texas-Austin