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

The DeVos distraction?

When it comes to local education, Congress represents the greatest threat

A high school library in a school district in Mentor, Ohio, was redesigned to fit the school’s vision for blended learning.

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In the heart of the Big Apple, a college’s president and students laud free tuition proposal

Reimagined: Prospects for middle-class membership, economic stability

Who benefits from New York’s free college plan?

This story was originally published by the Education Writers Association and reprinted with permission. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to make tuition free year at New York’s public colleges and universities for…


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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

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Entrepreneur: A lifelong endeavor

  Go online and you will find much discussion about the need for today’s creative practitioner to be more entrepreneurial: advice on…