Access & Affordability

How one university is opening the door for cash-strapped students

Working adults who support their families deserve the chance to earn college degrees, too, and Walden University is here to prove it with its Believe and Achieve Scholarship.

At the state level, these are the top priorities for higher ed in 2023

Since the pandemic, colleges and universities have been struggling to alleviate concerns that were only exacerbated due to the pandemic—but they need legislative support.

Here is where all 50 state university systems rank on ROI—and why

When it comes to accelerating return on investment on price and outcomes, an abundance of career-oriented majors and thriving technical colleges are essentials for campus leaders.

Looking ahead to 2023: Here’s what’s in store for higher education

Giving students access to instruction, focusing on impact and promoting student outcomes are key for administrators in K-12 and higher ed alike.

These college towns are tops for cash-strapped students

Broke Scholar's latest analysis—known as The Ramen Index—lays out which cities are most generous with student discounts and scholarship rewards for those who need to live on a shoestring.

100+ colleges got an “A” for scholarship transparency. Is yours among them?

About 650 schools were graded based on the clarity of requirements and award amounts, as well as consistency in the application process. Colleges face no transparency requirements in issuing merit-based scholarships, "leaving each college to decide how upfront or opaque it wants to be," according to the CAP Report Card released by College Aid Pro.

More colleges are doing away with test requirements for good

At least 1,835 U.S. colleges have implemented test-free or test-optional admissions in the hopes of developing a more diverse pool of applicants, although student access to high school AP or IB courses will remain a factor in their acceptance.

Student demographics: Big changes are forcing reinvention on campus

The pipeline of traditional-age students will tighten further midway through this decade because of the drop in births during the Great Recession of 2008, forcing college leaders to compete more aggressively for fewer students.

Can higher ed rally to boost the number of women of color in tech fields?

A new partnership launched by Western Governors University could provide a spark in getting all women into once-taboo STEM fields.

By the numbers: How different is this fully online university from a traditional one?

Western Governors University president says, 'there's something about just saying we’ve got to disrupt this centuries-old convention that exists.'

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