As the cost of college rises and students go deeper into debt, families are increasingly asking whether higher education is worth the cost. A new commission is tasked with helping to answer that question.
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The rules of the college game have changed, making it necessary for students to carefully analyze the earnings payoffs of specific programs of study, according to a new report.
December 21, 2017
The most-read blog posts of 2017 show a wide-ranging interest in financial aid, the value of high school diplomas and bachelor's degrees, and, yes, testing screwups.
December 07, 2017
Colleges and universities are expanding their commitments to bring more low-income, high-achieving students onto their campuses as part of the American Talent Initiative.
October 26, 2017
One college-advising program is helping to bridge the college-graduation gap for low-income and first-generation students with up to six years of support, researchers say. What lessons can schools learn?
October 20, 2017
Yet another research study argues that educators and policymakers must move away from their focus on the bachelor's degree and embrace the promise of certificates and associate degrees. Many jobs that pay well do not require bachelor's degrees.
October 11, 2017
There's good news and bad news in education for Latinos: They're making huge gains in finishing high school and enrolling in college, but they're getting stuck in the job market because they are less likely to earn bachelor's degrees.
September 07, 2017
Faith in the value of a bachelor's degree has dropped sharply, particularly among men, younger adults, and people in rural areas, a new poll finds.
July 11, 2017
A study by the Pew Research Center finds that most Republicans think colleges and universities have a negative impact on American life, while Democrats see higher education as a positive force.
June 08, 2017
The Gallup organization, which has been polling college students and alumni for years, pulls together their findings to offer key tips and advice for young people planning for college.