Advocates of online higher education hope this first-ever attempt by an elite institution to offer an entire computer-science graduate program in a MOOC-style format will prove the value of so-called massively open online courses.
By Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed
Higher education is facing great pressure to change -- both in the administrative offices and in the classrooms. Here are five less-visible developments on college campuses -- with implications big and small for students and their families.
By Kirk Carapezza, WGBH
The country’s best known college rankings are probably those published every year by U.S. News and World Report. While the rankings sell magazines and advertising, their influence is often criticized as pushing colleges to drive up admissions criteria and drive…
By Kyla Calvert Mason
Marshall University in West Virginia is seeing a national trend up-close, Between 2000 and 2011, the number of people 25 and older enrolled in college increased 41 percent. At Marshall, nearly 20 percent of students are over 25. The campus…
By Nora Daly
Join us, along with an assortment of experts, to discuss several issues currently being debated both in and outside of the education system.
By Merrill Schwerin
PBS NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan traveled the country this year to explore the state of higher education. He will share five of stories he found as part of a week-long look at how America is rethinking the college experience. The series…
By PBS NewsHour
Just 20 percent of community college students complete a degree in the U.S. Cheryl Hyman, chief of City Colleges of Chicago, is reshaping her school system to not only provide wide access to higher education, but to put students on…
By Joseph Fruscione
Students and faculty, former adjunct professor Joe Fruscione says, need parents on their side, which means they need to start asking the tough questions about who's teaching their kids and how much they're getting paid.
Senators have proposed bipartisan legislation with steeper penalties for educational institutions that fail to investigate reports of sexual assault -- and some voices in higher ed are pushing back. Anne Neal of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni joins…
By Simone Pathe
The latest rankings of four-year colleges and universities come from Money Magazine, but the top schools in this list may catch some college-ranking connoisseurs by surprise.
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