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

More universities and colleges reach out to boost their home communities

In a time of falling trust, the trend is in institutions’ self-interest as well as social interest

Teachable moments: For America’s colleges, the future of coaching is now

How project-based learning works in higher ed

Who should be in charge of licensing Mississippi’s teachers?

Task force calls for independent board to take on that role

College and university enrollment is down for fifth straight year

Dropoff threatens goal of raising the proportion of the population with degrees

A military college doubles down on making learning faster, longer lasting

Could this innovation help civilian universities speed their students to degrees?

New Poll: College grads unhappy with the career services they’re getting

More than half say their career offices were unhelpful or only somewhat helpful


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Students scramble as application season races down to the wire

Deadlines, endless forms, constant college prep pressure at Mass. charter school — is the finish line in sight for these low-income students?

Twenty-one and in high school

A Bronx school bets on relationships to give high school dropouts a second chance