Divided We Learn

Once the way up the socioeconomic ladder in America, higher education may now be deepening the divisions. First-generation, low-income students disproportionately wind up at campuses with the fewest resources; their wealthier counterparts, at the best. And, contradicting public promises, universities are raising their net prices faster for low-income than higher-income students.

cosmetology college

‘It almost broke us’: Lawsuit accuses for-profit cosmetology college of withholding student financial aid

Class action suit marks the second time La’James has been sued for defrauding students

STUDENT VOICE: Having ‘the hardest year of my life’ at ‘a school that’s mostly white, conservative and isolated — everything I wasn’t’

Ready for a four-year college, a black student navigates a predominately white institution

college campuses closing

Closing campuses doesn’t necessarily move vulnerable people out of harm’s way

When campuses close, some students have nowhere to go, increasing their risk for the coronavirus

impact of coronavirus on higher education

Tears, confusion and financial woes as colleges abruptly end semesters and send students home

Higher education is unprepared for changes that are coming with the coronavirus outbreak, and poor students will be hurt the most

Tennessee State University

At some HBCUs, enrollment rises from surprising applicants

After decades of declining enrollment, HBCUs are seeing an uptick in new applicants, especially among Latino and international students.


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Michael Bloomberg unveils ‘progressive’ higher education plan

Free college and a call for eliminating legacy admissions stand apart from his K-12 legacy

proposed education budget

Trump’s budget would slash support for low-income students

Budget proposal unlikely to pass, but indicates an outlook on higher education