2020 Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg has unveiled a $700 billion higher education plan that would make two-year public colleges free for all students, double the maximum Pell Grant, and ask institutions to end legacy preference in the admissions process.
Liberal arts colleges outperform most other institution types when it comes to long-term return on investment, but there’s substantial variation across schools, according to new research from Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce.
Sixty percent of students who began college in 2013 completed their degree within six years, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
A new report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce finds that private, nonprofit four-year colleges have the highest long-term return on investment, while community college programs and associate’s degrees have the highest short-term return.
The number of U.S. colleges offering programs for students with cognitive disabilities has increased by 85 percent in the last decade, but access remains limited—and could worsen amid funding uncertainty.
As fewer middle-income students enroll in college, administrators concerned about a “hollowing of the middle class” and institutions’ financial outlook are increasing financial aid packages and outreach to middle-class applicants.
Run through Georgetown’s Center for Multicultural Equity and Access, the programs help Washington, D.C., public school students prepare for and see themselves in college.
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.
Five years after the launch of the Starbucks College Achievement Plan, nearly 3,000 workers have earned bachelor’s degrees and other companies have launched similar arrangements—but some higher-ed experts are urging caution.
The number of bachelor’s degrees awarded by community colleges has grown significantly in recent years, sparking debate about risks and benefits.
Pearson, the largest supplier of textbooks to U.S. students, is shifting to a digital-first model. Some higher ed experts say they’re worried about the cost implications.
Teams from public colleges and private universities confronted some of the toughest questions in higher education and collaborated on how to improve their students’ experiences and outcomes.