On this page you’ll find links to the latest education and financial aid news from some of the most trusted sources in the industry, including The Chronicle of Higher Education, Insider Higher Ed, The New York Times and The Huffington Post.
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College News (263)
Washington Post – The number of Chinese students enrolling in U.S. universities jumped 43% in one year according to the Institute of International Education. The overall foreign student population in the United States increased only 4.7%. Foreign students enjoy being able to socialize with stu... More
Ed Week – Online learning is growing quickly at elementary, junior high and high-school levels, according to a report released at the Virtual School Symposium. Some districts are offering programs within their districts only, while others are pooling their resources to serve several districts ... More
New York Times – In February of this year, Princeton University announced it would resume early admission applications which it cancelled four years ago. In November, it is swamped with applications. More than 3,500 students have applied, roughly three times the number of opening. This reflect... More
Huffington Post – Poverty continues to impact America’s efforts to catch up to the rest of the world academically. The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) lists the United States as one of the top five industrialized countries in the world when it comes to child... More
CBS News – Moody’s Analytics says that a student loan or higher education bubble is possible and with good reason: 15% of students default on their loans, college tuition has gone up 300% since 1990 (8.3% just this past year), student loan debt exceeds credit card debt, and the average s... More
National Public Radio – Despite the focus educators and advocates place on stopping online bullying, a study from the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project reveals that most teens still see Facebook as a rewarding experience. Although a majority of students say they ha... More
Reuters – U.S. college endowments saw an average increase of 19.8% for fiscal year 2011, nearly double their 2010 increase, but have yet to recover all the money lost in the 2008-09 financial crisis. According to a study by the Commonfund Institute and the National Association of College and U... More
Bloomberg – The American Enterprise Institute reports that colleges have been lax in implementing financial aid transparency regulations imposed by the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act. According to the law, colleges need to explain the real cost of attending the college by publicizing tu... More
Roosevelt Torch – The National Postsecondary Student Aid Study reports that that students at private for-profit colleges graduate with the most student loan debt. Such students can expect to graduate with $33,000 in student loans, compared to $20,000 for state school and $26,000 for private no... More
New York Times – Lectures, in-depth materials, schematics and plenty more can be found online, often for free. In a world where expert advice and opinion is open to the public, professors worry they won’t have a role to play in higher education for much longer, but the Center for 21st Ce... More