Higher Education

In the News: Should a College Diploma Be a Goal for All?

The New York Times published an interesting batch of letters in response to an op-ed by Oren Cass arguing that our education system spends too much money on college students and not enough on other students. Several Education Next writers have also considered whether college should be the goal for all students.

In the News: Study Cites the Benefits of Taking Student Loans

Despite their toxic reputation, student loans help recipients earn better grades, take more classes, and graduate sooner, a new study finds.

Amid College Success Push, The U.S. Overlooks The Fact That One In Four Students Are Parents

When parents enter postsecondary education, they meet a system that isn’t designed with them in mind.

In the News: College Students Predicted to Fall by More Than 15% After the Year 2025

The Northeast is expected to be the hardest hit, but demand for spots in elite institutions is not expected to decline.

In the News: Alexa, What’s the Deal With You, Anyway?

Several universities are putting free Amazon Echo Dot devices in student dorm rooms to help students more easily access information about their schools.

In the News: New England’s Smallest Colleges Are Struggling

A review of financial conditions at New England's small private colleges finds that tuition revenue is failing to keep up with expenses at more than half the schools.

EdStat: Every Year, the Federal Government Spends More than $100 Billion on Higher Education, Mainly in the Form of Grants and Subsidized Loans to Students

As part of our Fall 2018 forum, Michael B. Horn and Alana Dunagan discuss rethinking the rules on higher-ed spending.

EdStat: 10 States Will Have at Least 20 Percent Fewer High-School Graduates in the Pipeline by 2030

Raw population numbers are what matter most in predicting future demand for postsecondary education.

EdStat: The Private Nonprofit Sector Enrolls About 30 Percent of All Students Attending Four-Year Colleges

How will the fiscal crisis impact this sector? And what kind of higher-education system do we want?

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