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

Calling sexual harassment “urban culture,” and other reasons the Education Secretary may need a reality check

Former civil rights chief of the Education Department on why the agency is indispensable

Despite family and work commitments, student veterans outpace classmates

Veterans using GI Bill benefits achieve success rates slightly higher than the average

Federal higher-ed tax breaks now exceed cost of grants for lower-income students

Tax credits for tuition, other expenses disproportionately benefit higher-income families

How the immigration controversy could drive up the cost of college

Losing international students would cost U.S. universities billions in revenue

Professor hopes his quickie calculator will show low-income students they can afford a selective college

Make it easier to estimate real costs, and more students may take a chance on elite colleges

Is a two-year college sometimes the best path to a four-year degree?

Looking back, student says going to community college first would have been the smart choice

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New era of education passion, protest and politics will follow DeVos confirmation

What happens next with the unprecedented anger, animosity aimed at Senators and new Ed Secretary?

Explaining America’s segregated history to international students — and staying the course

The challenges, and joys, of teaching “American Cultures” to undergraduates from abroad

Six tips for going to college and working full-time, from a student struggling to do both

“I just want to quit my job so I can focus on my education. But how can I?”

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