Universities, Inc.

Universities run much like any other human institutions, something that seems as obvious as it has long been misunderstood. They need revenue, market themselves, and in general serve their self interest. We look at how American higher education operates in ways that many Americans may not know. See all our Special Reports

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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

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

OPINION: Higher ed’s obsession with research is wrong and unfortunate. Here are the reforms that can fix it

How Northeastern and Syracuse enhanced learning while raising stature

There are 2.4 million fewer college students than there were five years ago

The problem is worst in the Midwest and the Northeast

OPINION: Why we need to know more, not less, about what students get from college

Reforms to increase transparency in higher education

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Universities and colleges struggle to stem big drops in enrollment

New strategies include changing academic offerings and lowering prices

OPINION: How does this college provide full scholarships for its entire student body without tuition or federal funding?

Williamson’s president says affordability for the economically challenged was a priority long before student debt became a crisis

“Discovering” black teachers at HBCUs

Black people aren’t asking, Where are the black teachers?

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