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.
College students mainstreamed into statistics are more likely to succeed
Match Beyond helps low-income students succeed
Is free tuition the most effective use of additional funds for higher education?
Graduate school enrollment is exacerbating the black-white debt gap, but there is at best a weak case for calling out for-profit schools in that trend.
A battle in Indiana over who is qualified to teach the dual-enrollment courses meant to yield college credit for high school students.
State and federal policymakers have embraced the idea that prospective college students need better information on earnings outcomes for individual colleges and programs of study.
An innovative program of wrap-around support services known as Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) boosts graduation rates.
While the overall picture regarding online higher education is mixed, some new papers present some cause for optimism, especially if we can figure out ways to successfully monitor and certify the quality of online education.
Providing the right mix of financial aid and non-financial supports to the students who need them most is a better idea than eliminating tuition for all or most families.
Racial gaps in total debt are far larger than even recent reports have recognized, far larger now than in the past, and correlated with troubling trends in the economy.
The “jobs to be done” theory can help reformers, school leaders, and education entrepreneurs alike bridge the frequently gaping chasm between need and demand in education.
Higher education reform increasingly feels like a rerun of the past two decades of K-12 reform—only on a 15 year time delay.
Sara Goldrick-Rab was a guest on The Daily Show this week to talk about her new book, Paying the Price, about the cost of higher education, our current system of financial aid, and some strategies for cutting costs.
Pensions are eating further and further into state and local education budgets, eating up dollars that could be spent on lots of other things, especially higher education.