Higher Ed 2015

Education Department releases enrollment predictions, showing slowing college growth rate and continued prevalence of women.

Bias or Interest?

When polled privately, professors tend to explain gender gap in sciences as a matter of choices, not discrimination.

Virginia Ends Early Decision

University becomes the third highly competitive university to drop its program this month. 

Louisiana Enrollments Go South

Public institutions see 11% decline in freshmen over all, but New Orleans campuses face much sharper dips.

Head Count Up, So Pay is Too

Daytona Beach Community College gives its employees a 5 percent average raise after enrollment jump this fall.

Chicago Bolsters Minority Numbers

After years of ebbing black enrollment, university's freshman class hits record high -- and 2nd-highest total ever for Hispanic students.

eCollege Seeks to Sell Datamark

Move may reflect changes in for-profit higher education market and views about generating leads for students.

Will Growth End Santa Cruz's Uniqueness?

The University of California's Santa Cruz campus has long had a reputation as a counterculture institution that prides itself on being different from the system's other campuses.  But when the campus unveiled the final draft of its plan on Wednesday that projected increasing student enrollment from 14,000 to more than 20,000 and adding 3.2 million gross feet of building space by 2020, students protested over that and a wide range of other issues at a Board of Regents meeting,

Pell Grants Down, Tuition Up

Decline in key program for poor is among worrisome aid trends in annual survey on college costs, which again outpace inflation.

Minority Gains and Gaps

Non-white enrollments continue to grow in higher education, but annual data also point to lingering problems in college pipeline.


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