Higher education completion

Student loan default rates inch down as for-profit sector contracts

Rise in income-based repayment plans masks distress that default rates used to reveal

Some colleges seek radical solutions to survive

Many schools are trying strategies from the business world to stay afloat

certificate programs

Will colleges with sky-high default rates face consequences?

New federal data reveals schools where more than half of students default on their loans. Will the government take action?

The students disappearing fastest from American campuses? Middle-class ones

Anxious about diversity and their bottom lines, more schools offer money to the middle

Sci Academy

Nearly all the seniors at this charter school went to college. Only 6 out of 52 finished on time

In 2012, almost all of Sci Academy’s seniors were accepted at college; seven years later, 65 percent had dropped out

Hispanic-serving institutions set to lose $100 million

Congressional leaders disagree about how to continue funding for colleges that serve minority students

part-time students

Colleges and states turn their attention to slow-moving part-time students

Fewer than one in five students who go part time will graduate within even eight years

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Colleges provide misleading information about their costs

In lieu of regulating universities, Trump administration encourages them to furnish students with information on expenses and results — but some of the data is inaccurate

Students walk on campus at UC Merced in Merced, Ca. Monday, April 13, 2015.

Economists find free community college can backfire

Simulations by researchers find that the most cost effective way to raise college education levels in America would be to increase taxpayer spending at public universities

Luxury private student housing further divides rich and poor on campuses

Developers are pouring billions into buildings with pools, hot tubs, gyms and saunas

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