By Hari Sreenivasan
A majority of American college graduates leave school with tens of thousands of dollars in student loans. The issue of paying for college is so concerning that several 2020 presidential candidates have proposed forgiving student debt or making public colleges…
By Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report
While there has generally been consensus about what a college degree represents, there’s confusion over how to define many of these new credentials and judge their usefulness for employers and job seekers.
By Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report
After years of escalating costs and stagnant earnings, new data show that some colleges have finally grown conclusively, decisively and categorically unaffordable for many Americans.
The Harvard admissions trial in Boston concluded Friday and it could have implications for affirmative action nationwide. The case alleges that qualified Asian-American applicants were denied admission because Harvard used other, non-academic measures to keep their numbers down. William Brangham…
By Hari Sreenivasan, Merrill Schwerin
Florida is one of 35 states that tie college funding to graduation rates. But a new study,“The Pell Divide,” finds a difference in graduation rates between students who receive funding assistance from Pell Grants and those who don’t. Hari Sreenivasan…
Taxpayers have spent more than $325 billion in the last decade on Pell Grants meant to help low-income students graduate, but only half of Pell recipients at four-year universities and colleges graduated within six years, new data show. It’s the…
By Emily Hanford, APM Reports
Most students who start at community college don't graduate. Though Mario had overcome a lot in life just to enroll in college, the odds were against his earning a degree.
More than a third of community college students quit by the end of their first year. Just 15 percent complete a bachelor's degree within six years — and the rates are even lower for black and Hispanic students. This is…
Despite years leading troops and managing equipment on the front lines, soldiers returning to school may have to start from the beginning, alongside teenagers who have never held a similar level of responsibility. Now, a new Colorado law awards college…
By Karina Hernandez, The Hechinger Report
A new documentary illuminates how veterans have been particularly vulnerable to abuses by the for-profit college industry.
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