Fall enrollment at community colleges was down 10 percent from a year earlier, according to National Student Clearinghouse data.
By Lawrence Lanahan, The Hechinger Report
Typically during a recession, community college enrollment goes up as unemployed workers start looking for new skills. But that’s not happening this time around, signaling trouble for the economy and individual families going forward, particularly for lower-income students and students…
By Hari Sreenivasan, Jason Kane
Students are still struggling to find spaces in their homes to work, dealing with financial and health crises, and homeschooling their own children or siblings.
By Lilah Burke, Inside Higher Education
The pandemic has accelerated innovation in an industry that’s usually slow to change.
By Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report
By William Brangham
With many college admissions testing sites closing down during the pandemic, as many as 50 percent of early applications arrived without any test scores this year. That's resulted in some top-ranked schools seeing a surge in applications, but elsewhere, application…
As the new academic year gets underway, college students, parents, administrators and faculty are deliberating over whether it will be safe to hold in-person classes and resume dorm life. And residents of the surrounding towns and cities worry about the…
For higher education, the pandemic has forced major questions about affordability and cost into the spotlight. Both students and parents are hesitant to spend tens of thousands of dollars on classes taken via video, and many feel that the loss…
By Hari Sreenivasan, Cat Wise
U.S. colleges have struggled with how to conduct the upcoming academic year amid the coronavirus pandemic. With many schools deciding to offer only remote classes but still charging full tuition, the pandemic has added a new urgency to questions about…
By Charlotte West, The Hechinger Report
With their summer jobs and internships canceled and anxiety about getting Covid-19 — or just succumbing to boredom — college students have found one type of work that they largely can do at home this summer: mentoring younger students to…
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