Over one million students drop out of college each year, and colleges do little to bring them back.
A number of large-scale reforms have given students more options for completing remediation quickly, and more ways to avoid it altogether.
EdStat: 1,700 Students Begin a Computer-Science Master’s Degree Through Georgia Tech’s Online Program Each Year
Georgia Tech’s online program is the largest computer-science master’s degree program in the United States—and possibly the world.
When college professors ban laptops, students complain about hand cramps and an inability to read their own handwritten notes.
Can Georgia Tech’s virtual master’s increase access to education?
Congress can take significant steps in the next Higher Education Act toward designing a system that will better serve both borrowers and taxpayers and generate evidence to support bolder policymaking in the future.
Supporters of free college proposals in the U.S. often look to Europe for case studies, but Chile may actually provide a better comparative study.
Making federal student aid programs simpler and easier for students to navigate is a key goal of efforts to reauthorize the Higher Education Act .
What will 2018 bring? I asked some experts for their best predictions on four key questions.
New data allow for the most comprehensive assessment to date of student debt and default.
The Dell Scholars program improves students’ year-over-year college persistence, academic achievement, and bachelor’s degree attainment.
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.