Even when they hold the same college degree, low-income students, students of color, and first-generation students still find it more difficult to land a good job after graduation than wealthier, white peers.
Simply increasing diversity on campus is not enough to prevent persistent under- or over-representation of racial and ethnic groups in certain majors, according to a new report.
Around 6.6 million former college students have earned academic credits that they can’t claim because their institution withholds transcripts in the event of an outstanding balance—and very few programs exist to help.
While many observers have been focused on the pandemic’s short-term implications for fall enrollment, others say the disruption could last for years, potentially widening socioeconomic gaps.
As much as 60 to 70 percent of the growth in earnings gaps since the 1980s can be traced back to disparities in college access and degree completion, according to a new book from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
As colleges and universities consider how they will emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, a number of higher education experts are urging institutions to resist a return to business as usual.
Whether they’re graduating this spring, preparing for a summer program, or just starting their legal education, students at the nation’s law schools are facing unique challenges and an uncertain future in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Adult learners and student parents were already balancing competing priorities before COVID-19, but the pandemic has added even more demands to the mix.
Despite research showing the positive impact of postsecondary education for incarcerated people, less than one-third of states are using available funding streams, and more than three-quarters actively restrict access.
Community colleges and minority-serving institutions are finding ways to support underrepresented students in pursuing STEM careers.
A campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of community colleges has been attracting national attention on social media.
The number of bachelor’s degrees awarded by community colleges has grown significantly in recent years, sparking debate about risks and benefits.