Report: Racial, gender gaps persist despite degree attainment gains

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.

Making study abroad more affordable

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.

Rethinking standardized test scores in college admissions

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.

SAT score gaps reveal deeper inequality in education, opportunity

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.

Putting college within reach for rural students

Students from rural communities face multiple barriers to higher education, including long commutes, financial strain, and a lack of academic support. New programs are finding ways to shrink those obstacles.