Real-estate developer Samuel G. Rose has given the University of Baltimore $5 million for scholarships to support students transferring from other institutions—the largest-ever single-donor cash gift to the institution’s endowment.
Financial struggles forced Calvin E. Tyler Jr. to drop out of Morgan State University in 1963. Almost six decades later, he and his wife are giving the historically Black university $20 million for scholarships to ensure that low-income students can complete their education.
Signaling that free-college programs could be moving into the mainstream, a number of candidates are running on college-affordability proposals this election cycle.
Hoping to “capture a more representative snapshot of what college looks like today,” Washington Post reporters followed two students for one day—and had widely divergent experiences.
Colleges and universities are collaborating and reaching out to their surrounding communities in hopes of boosting access and ensuring student success.