Experts are predicting that many states will need to temporarily table their free-college aspirations and instead focus on minimizing higher ed budget cuts and tuition hikes.
Concerned that students tend to segregate by race, geography, or social class when selecting a roommate, Duke University and some other institutions are changing their roommate-assignment policies.
A New York Times analysis finds that, for lower- and middle-income students, the cost of attending top universities is often substantially lower than advertised.
Advocacy organizations have seen growth in scholarship applications from DACA students, who also are persevering to stay enrolled in school, “often at higher rates than their U.S.-citizen counterparts,” according to The Hechinger Report
In a USA Today op-ed, former Arizona governor and current University of California President Janet Napolitano highlights the university-wide programs that enable the University of California to enroll and graduate more first-generation students than any other U.S. institution of higher education.
A two-year “school-within-a-school” program that combines student services with a social justice-focused curriculum has helped two San Francisco-based colleges improve their retention and completion rates among students.