Higher Ed

Students need a boost in wealth more than a boost in SAT scores

The College Board creates an adversity score to acknowledge that wealth and race matter

OPINION: U.S. colleges and universities say they want to be global, but do they really?

The restrictive financial-aid policies that stand in the way

tuition free college

Sometimes politicians’ lofty promises of free college are too good to be true

Students are increasingly bumping up against the fine print in free-tuition programs

child care assistance

Just 13 percent of child care assistance goes to student parents

States control who gets federally supported child care assistance and few prioritize parents pursuing education or training

Colleges must stop holding students hostage and release their debt

Three colleges and a chamber of commerce in Michigan are helping students who need it

What if we hired for skills, not degrees?

The last decade has seen widespread ‘degree inflation.’ But a growing movement of employers, workers and training groups offers a rebuke to a culture that exalts a bachelor’s as the gold standard for upward mobility

STUDENT VOICE: Universities overlook graduate students’ mental health

The stressors that create a "formula for a mental collapse"

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In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

One big obstacle: a university entrance exam few mainland admission offices accept

Successfully replicating the Meyerhoff STEM scholars program

Study shows two universities have begun to match UMBC’s model of STEM achievement

Universities increasingly turn to graduate programs to balance their books

The survival strategy is raising prices and increasing debt for graduate students

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