Access & Affordability

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.'

FAMU students file lawsuit against state of Florida, claiming favoritism of white institutions

They allege a lack of funding and infrastructure improvements over three decades, and they say that was the result of bias against HBCUs.

The future of enrollments looks unsettled through 2030, Fitch Ratings report shows

There are universities rising above inflation and pressure to report record numbers, but the least selective are in trouble.

The 20 colleges and universities with the most ultra-wealthy alumni

There is no other institution in the United States like Harvard when it comes to having the most well-off graduates.

How far can $50 million go toward improving college student access?

Centre College is one of the chosen few capitalizing on a huge gift from the Schuler Education Foundation to improve outcomes. Generous donors are climbing on, too.

Dear Mr. President: Please cut student loan forgiveness

A joint letter from 22 U.S. governors addresses their concerns surrounding Biden's student debt cancellation plan, arguing that it places the burden of debt on the taxpayer.

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