The debate over the flow of federal dollars to for-profit colleges took on a partisan tone in a Senate hearing today.

Virginia is joining a handful of states trying an innovative approach to boost completion rates by supporting students before they set foot on a college campus and encouraging their savings toward higher education.

Four U.S. cities are getting $3 million each in grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve college graduation rates.

The U.S. Department of Education plans to delay some of its proposed regulations intended to hold for-profit colleges accountable for preparing students for gainful employment.

Are legacy preferences for college admissions un-American, or is the concern overblown? Academics, policy experts, and attorneys weigh in.

The president is calling for it. The economy is demanding it. Yet, the percentage of Americans earning college degrees is not climbing as quickly as many hoped.

Some administrators are questioning whether students are getting the true college experience through dual-enrollment programs if those programs don't require classes on campus.

While for-profit colleges are concerned about the impact of proposed federal gainful employment regulations, a report released today by an independent non-profit suggests that few programs would actually be cut off from federal financial aid. Just 4 percent of programs would be deemed ineligible for federal student aid funds if the current gainful employment rules were enacted, according to the report, "Are you Gainfully Employed? Setting Standards for For-Profit Degrees," by Ben Miller, a policy analyst for Education Sector, a think tank based in Washington, D.C. Under the U.S. Department of Education proposal, a program is ineligible if ...

Jill Biden, the vice president's wife, will be convening the first White House summit on community colleges next month.

Women have long earned the majority of master's degrees in the United States; now, they also lead men in new doctoral degrees.


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