Divided We Learn

Once the way up the socioeconomic ladder in America, higher education may now be deepening the divisions. First-generation, low-income students disproportionately wind up at campuses with the fewest resources; their wealthier counterparts, at the best. And, contradicting public promises, universities are raising their net prices faster for low-income than higher-income students. See all our Special Reports

Budget cuts are taking the heaviest toll on colleges that serve the neediest students

States are disproportionately subsidizing schools whose students are wealthier, whiter

Students, feeling nickel-and-dimed, force new scrutiny of college fees

A handful of schools call a halt to unexpected fees that are rising faster than tuition

Detentions, suspension and expulsion do not curb violent behavior

The positive approaches, support systems that work

Student Voice: ‘He will only be in the White House a handful of years. The rest of us will be together for much longer than that’

College senior and daughter of undocumented immigrants on coming together during a Trump presidency

Closing the stubborn college graduation gap between rich and poor

Top higher learning institutuions come together to increase socioeconomic diversity


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