Finding that the pandemic made a large and lasting dent in their student organizations, colleges are working to increase participation in hopes of reducing students’ social isolation and boosting their academic success, wellbeing, and life skills.
Pennsylvania’s governor has proposed an overhaul of the state’s public higher education system aimed at improving workforce development and increasing college access and affordability for low- and middle-income families.
A new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce finds that the share of U.S. adults with college degrees has increased across all demographic groups, but ongoing gaps between white adults and adults from historically underrepresented groups fuel disparities in lifetime earnings that weaken the U.S. economy.
Studying abroad can be out of reach for first-generation and low-income college students due to travel and program costs. Colleges and their financial partners are working to expand access.
Although a number of selective universities have adopted test-optional admissions policies to achieve greater racial and socioeconomic diversity among their students, some experts are questioning whether the approach creates unnecessary blind spots.
The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce finds that by 2031, the vast majority of jobs will require postsecondary education or training.
A new report finds that the six-year postsecondary completion rate has remained unchanged in the last three years.
Black students in rural communities face complex hurdles to postsecondary education, including higher-than-average poverty. One group is partnering with colleges and universities across the country to bridge those gaps.
The Carnegie Classification system, used to describe and group U.S. colleges and universities, is clarifying requirements for its more desired classifications and creating labels that recognize the contributions of a wider variety of universities.
The U.S. Department of Education is providing $21 million in grants for coaching, workshops, and scholarships to help hundreds of Washington, DC, middle schoolers persist through high school and prepare for college.
Most of this year’s college applicants started high school at the height of the pandemic, and admissions teams say that a “perfect storm” of factors is complicating efforts to evaluate students’ readiness.
A New York Times story exploring students’ SAT results by income level shines a light on “the deep inequality at the heart of American education”—economic disparities that leave children from the most underserved neighborhoods without the tools they need to succeed.