The first-generation student experience isn’t limited to the undergraduate years. In fact, first-gen graduate students may encounter even more intense hurdles in a competitive environment that prizes social connections.
Arcadia University President Ajay Nair recently recounted his experience in academe as a person of color and highlighted several ways that Arcadia could serve as a model for diversifying campus leadership.
A growing number of the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities are making a push to attract more non-African American students in hopes of boosting enrollment and ensuring sustainability.
In 40 of 44 states studied by The Education Trust, Latinx students were overwhelmingly underrepresented at public institutions, especially community and technical colleges.
Hampton University and the University of the Bahamas are hundreds of miles apart, but they share a connection.
Many incoming college students would prefer to choose their roommates, but administrators are starting to crack down on the practice, hoping to help students step outside their comfort zones.
The College Board is dropping its plan to display college applicants’ test scores alongside a single quantitative measure of their “disadvantage level,” citing significant pushback.
NBA star Stephen Curry hopes that bringing golf—a sport that is both predominantly white and the backdrop for many a business deal—to the historically Black university will have benefits that go “way beyond the game of golf and way beyond Howard.”
Black and Latinx students are significantly underrepresented in graduate school. Efforts like the Georgetown Experimental Medical Studies Program are working to change that.
While racial diversity among college students has increased steadily across the past two decades, racial diversity among college faculty has grown far more slowly.
Professors are finding that an inclusive mindset and a structured classroom benefit all students—and help boost engagement among students with varying backgrounds, personalities, learning styles, and confidence levels.
Leaders at universities across the country are calling attention to the lengthy visa issuance delays disrupting international students’ college plans and post-graduate employment.