Community Colleges

A bid to show which colleges are worth the money reveals some surprises

Latest “gainful-employment” data show problems are not limited to for-profit schools

As economy rebounds, state funding for higher education isn’t bouncing back

Unlike after previous recessions, public higher-education spending is stubbornly down

A solution as obvious as it is rare: Making high school graduates ready for college

A few states have started intervening in high school to help students avoid remediation

Colleges send too many into remedial classes who don’t need it, growing body of research shows

Alaska study finds high school GPA a better predictor of ability to pass college English and math than placement exams or SAT scores

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

Education spending gap widens between college haves and have-nots since recession

Spending per student increases at major private and public universities, but declines at community colleges

A student cheers during the University of Mississippi commencement ceremony in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, May 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Daily Mississippian, Thomas Graning)

As toxic Washington ed debate rages, public early colleges quietly solve U.S. inequity

How Bard’s urban high-school strategy works in N.Y., NOLA, Baltimore


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Underserved and overburdened, transfer students face an uphill battle to earn their degrees

Alicea Thomas works at a Starbucks and dreams of a career in talk radio or public relations. At age 23, she wants to get a bachelor’s degree at Arizona State…

Underestimating the true cost of college

Financial aid awards can be compromised by flawed student surveys of cost of living

Private colleges target community college grads they once shunned

With enrollment declining, longstanding barriers to transfer fall