The number of international students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities grew to just above 1 million students last year, representing the largest year-over-year increase in more than four decades.
The Carnegie Classification system, used to describe and group U.S. colleges and universities, is clarifying requirements for its more desired classifications and creating labels that recognize the contributions of a wider variety of universities.
Latine students were more likely than their peers to report struggling to stay in college, according to a new study by the Lumina Foundation and Gallup.
A new report shows that overall undergraduate enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities increased this fall for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite declines in first-year enrollment.
The U.S. Department of Education is providing $21 million in grants for coaching, workshops, and scholarships to help hundreds of Washington, DC, middle schoolers persist through high school and prepare for college.
New research shows that college applicants are selective in deciding when to submit standardized test results to schools that don’t require them, opting to withhold low scores and trusting that they will not be penalized.
Most of this year’s college applicants started high school at the height of the pandemic, and admissions teams say that a “perfect storm” of factors is complicating efforts to evaluate students’ readiness.
A New York Times story exploring students’ SAT results by income level shines a light on “the deep inequality at the heart of American education”—economic disparities that leave children from the most underserved neighborhoods without the tools they need to succeed.
Students from rural communities face multiple barriers to higher education, including long commutes, financial strain, and a lack of academic support. New programs are finding ways to shrink those obstacles.
The Hechinger Report has created a “first of its kind” college guide to help students explore schools based on state laws, policies, and other indicators of campus culture—factors that could affect how welcoming an institution feels for a particular student.
Following a successful pilot year, the Ohio College Comeback Compact is drawing national attention for its collaborative approach to re-enrolling students who have “stranded credits”—academic credits they have earned but cannot access due to an unpaid balance.
Georgia has launched a new direct admissions program, which aims to increase college access by telling students that colleges are “holding a spot” for them and making it easy to apply.