Higher Education

Even as policymakers push to increase the proportion of Americans with degrees, university and college students and their families contend with ever-rising costs and debt, low success rates, and growing concern about equal access to a higher education. We cover the causes of these problems, and the innovations being tried to solve them. See all our Special Reports

At some colleges that recruit veterans and their GI Bill money, none graduate

Federal figures show the success rate for veterans at some schools is infinitesimal

Idaho gives education money directly to teenagers to manage themselves

Every seventh grader gets $4,125 to spend on early college credits, other extras

Dear Mr. Governor: How you can help poor kids in Louisiana go to college

The TOPS merit-based scholarship program is in jeopardy, but it doesn’t have to be

OPINION: ‘Bad at math’ no more

A college course changes a student’s mindset

OPINION: It’s time to stop the clock on math anxiety. Here’s the latest research on how

Stanford expert details five problems we can solve to keep students on course and end the math madness

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What some colleges are quietly doing to help undocumented students

With sanctuary promises untested, institutions offer other long-sought help

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