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 newest advantage of being rich in America? Higher grades

Escalating grade inflation at wealthy high schools is another blow to poor kids

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OPINION: How can we send students out into the world with huge college debt loads and not teach them what this means?

High schools, colleges and the federal government must start giving students the financial knowledge and skills they need

Pathways to jobs of the future opening via summer STEM programs

Muhlenberg College is one of many campuses hosting research-intensive programs

DEBT WITHOUT DEGREE: Gaps in financial aid, funding contribute to growing number of Georgians with college loans and no college degree

State funding to Georgia’s public college system has dropped while student costs have shot up

DEBT WITHOUT DEGREE: The human cost of college debt that becomes “purgatory”

In a vicious circle, debt and low-paying jobs make it tough to earn a way back to college

OPINION: Trump’s Justice Dept. “would better serve students by focusing on legitimate threats to students’ civil rights”

Let’s hope reports of efforts to challenge race-conscious admissions are a false alarm

The new minority on campus? Men

As enrollment declines, colleges reach out to high school boys

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America has never had a merit-based system for college attendance

The new Justice Department plan against affirmative action takes us back a century or more

PODCAST: How colleges and universities are acknowledging their slaveholding pasts

A 63-year-old descendant of slaves sold to save Georgetown University will be a member of this year's freshman class

DEBT WITHOUT DEGREE: Students drown in debt despite a $524 million state surplus

“It's just sitting there,” as thousands of Georgia students drop out with loan debt

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