Feds release broader data on socioeconomic status and college enrollment and completion

Family wealth is linked to students' odds of enrolling and graduating from college, according to new federal data, as well as the type and selectivity of college they attend.

Trump administration releases new program-level loan data

Trump administration releases new program-level data on student loans in update to College Scorecard, a first step toward producing outcomes for all college programs.

Morehouse commencement speaker promises to repay debt of all graduates


In commencement address, business executive says he will repay the debt of all 396 graduates.

Warren plan puts spotlight on racial disparities in student debt

Massachusetts Democrat’s student debt forgiveness plan explicitly addresses racial disparities in student debt, an unusual step for a presidential campaign proposal.

National American University is latest for-profit chain to face financial turmoil

National American University will close campuses and focus on online programs in response to declining enrollments. But the for-profit chain's finances have drawn scrutiny from regulators.

Senate Democrat adds momentum to push for accountability for all colleges

Democrats are talking more about how failures happen across the higher education system, not just at for-profit colleges -- their traditional punching bag. So can they agree with Republicans on new standards for all colleges?

Elizabeth Warren plan moves goalposts of college affordability debate

Presidential candidate proposes canceling student debt for most borrowers, making public higher education free, adding billions in support for minority-serving institutions and kicking for-profit colleges out of federal aid system.

Amid budget deficits and unfavorable demographics, Oberlin pushes to do more with less

In a bid to balance its budget and stay the same size, Oberlin proposes to trim 100 students from renowned music conservatory while adding same number to liberal arts program.

Per-student public spending recovers halfway since recession: study

An early look at state and local higher education funding finds that recovery since the recession has been uneven, with just nine states in 2018 back to pre-recession funding levels -- meanwhile, another 11 have seen no recovery at all.

As another for-profit giant collapses, critics of Dream Center deal wonder why feds didn't seek more protections

As Dream Center collapses, Trump administration's oversight of massive for-profit college deal under scrutiny. Critics ask why more protections weren't sought after purchase of Argosy and Art Institutes chains.


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