Perhaps these studies went widely unnoticed because they contradict popular narratives about student debt that imply the loan program ought to be more generous and lenient.
Higher education today gives analysts, policymakers, and critics so much to fret about that we haven’t been paying nearly enough heed to the quality and value of the product itself.
In our most recent public-opinion survey, we find sharp differences between Democrats and Republicans about the value of a bachelor’s degree (as distinct from a two-year associate’s degree).
New data from the Census Bureau show that the high school dropout rate among U.S. Hispanics has fallen to a new low, and that the reduction has come alongside a long-term increase in Hispanic college enrollment.
The overlap in the population between those applying to college and those with a criminal record is bigger than many realize,
The Department of Education’s Office of the Inspector General released a faulty audit of a highly innovative model that complies with both the spirit and letter of the law.
An excerpt from Pathways to Reform: Credits and Conflict at the City University of New York
Step into any college lecture and you’ll find a sea of students with laptops and tablets open, typing as the professor speaks.
Susan Payne Carter talks with Marty West about her new study which found that students whose professors banned laptops and tablets from class outperformed students whose professors allowed the devices.
For the first time, any student anywhere can take free, top-quality courses online that lead to full academic credit at 2,900 traditional colleges.
In the 2017 EdNext poll on school reform, parents were asked whether they would rather send their child to a two-year college, a four-year college, or neither. When respondents are given information about the costs and benefits of the different options, this changes the decisions of some respondents, but not others.
President Trump proposed major changes to the federal student loan program in his first budget request to Congress.
Instead of targeting institutions of higher education, the government should consider targeting individual programs.
How can community colleges better serve underprepared students?
Making data available on how much money is earned by graduates of specific colleges with specific majors had no measurable effect on which college or field students enrolled in.
The Trump administration seeks to cut funding for the Federal Work-Study program by nearly 50 percent, from $990 million to $500 million, and to reform the program.
A report released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warns of problems with a federal program that forgives some student loans for people who take public service jobs.
Online courses for college students can improve access, yet they also are challenging, especially for the least well-prepared students.
The Disinvestment Hypothesis: Don’t Blame State Budget Cuts for Rising Tuition at Public Universities
Surprisingly, researchers and the media have demanded very little evidence before concluding that state funding cuts are causing tuition to rise.
In the News: Franklin & Marshall’s Mission to Make College More Equitable Is Changing the Face of Higher Ed
This weekend, 17 percent of graduates who receive their diplomas at Franklin and Marshall College’s commencement will be low-income Pell Grant recipients.
Assessing instructor effectiveness in higher education
The English experience suggests that making college free is hardly the only way to increase quantity, quality, and equity in higher education.
Does high-school recruiting help more students graduate?
Earlier this week, Matt Chingos testified at a hearing on “Improving Federal Student Aid to Better Meet the Needs of Students” before the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development.”
Higher education is capable of innovating, but each institution will have to figure out what is right for its circumstance.