As policymakers and education experts debate what to do about the ever-rising cost of tuition, fees, room, and board, several states are trying a radical solution: free college. Tennessee, California, Oregon, Rhode ... Read Article about The Free Community College Experiment: What Are We Learning?
A look at the challenges and opportunities facing higher education professionals – and the strategies being employed to help maximize the success of students and staff at institutions across the U.S.
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are consistently held up as the future of the American economy — and by extension, the future of American higher education. At first glance, it appears that women are well ... Read Article about Strategies for Retaining Women in STEM Degree Programs
The average 6-year graduation rate for first-time, full-time undergraduate students who began seeking a bachelor's degree at a 4-year degree-granting institution is 59 percent. For four-year historically black ... Read Article about Taking a Closer Look at Graduation Rates at Minority-Serving Institutions
For decades, the value of a college degree was rarely questioned. Conventional wisdom said a four-year degree would unlock career opportunities and help you earn more in the long run. That’s still the case: A bachelor’s ... Read Article about Changing Perceptions of the Value of a College Education
The September 2017 data breach of the credit bureau Equifax exposed the personal information of over 145 million Americans.1 The fallout from this failure will persist for years to come, and the youngest consumers likely ... Read Article about How the Equifax Breach Affects College Financial Aid
The moment a child is born, the college savings clock begins ticking. Now, more than ever before, American parents are acutely aware of the drawbacks of student debt and the rising costs of tuition. Eighteen years from ... Read Article about A Closer Look at 529 College Saving Plan Trends
American universities have long been searching for the best ways to balance free speech, tolerance and campus safety. But the August 2017 white-supremacist rally at the University of Virginia, which was followed by ... Read Article about Hate Groups on Campus: What Can Administrators Do?
More than one-third of college students in the U.S. transfer colleges at some point. Many attend community college for two years then transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree. The pool of ... Read Article about How Colleges Can Attract and Retain Transfer Students
Greater numbers of first-generation students are enrolling in college, but graduation rates aren’t keeping pace. Around 30 percent of students enrolled in postsecondary institutions today are low-income, first-generation ... Read Article about Proven Strategies for Boosting First-Generation Students’ Success