college students

  • The University of New Hampshire in Durham is one of the state's public universities and is currently under a two-year tuition freeze. Photo by Danita Delimont and Getty Images
    August 26, 2014   BY Kyla Calvert 

    As the recession squeezed state budgets, the Obama administration made college affordability one of its signature issues, often pointing out that while average tuition at public universities rose 300 percent in the last 30 years, the average family’s income rose just 16 percent. Now that states are starting to turn the funding faucet back on for higher education, public pressure is helping drive efforts to clamp down on costs to students. Continue reading

  • Middle school and high school students need 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep, as recommended by the Photo by Flickr user D. Sharon Pruitt
    June 2, 2014   BY Rebecca Jacobson 

    Researchers at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. scoured through 43,000 responses to the 2009 American College Health Association National College Health Assessment (NCHA) survey, looking for the connections between sleep problems and academic success. They found college freshmen were more affected by sleep loss than upperclassmen. An analysis of the data showed that sleep problems alone predicted if a student would drop a class, even when controlling for factors such as chronic health problems, race, gender, anxiety, depression and work hours. Continue reading

  • September 17, 2009  

    President Obama took his health reform call to young people Thursday with a speech at the University of Maryland. Kwame Holman reports on the challenges faced by the more than 10 million Americans between the ages of 19 and 26 without health insurance. Continue reading