Institution types

College Enrollments Continue to Swell

For-profit institutions and female and minority students gain most, Education Department study finds.

The New Carnegie Classifications

Foundation unveils different approach to grouping colleges -- but don't look for who is No. 1.

If There's a Will

If departments want black science, math and engineering students to become faculty members, they should have mentors who want close relationships with them, according to a recent study from the University of California at Berkeley.

Overlooked Again -- Community Colleges and Science

NSF panel members are stunned to find impact of community colleges in producing math and science graduates.

Food Fight

A chef showdown -- featuring chicken but not nuggets -- highlights some scrumptious food trends in college cafeterias.

Growing the Talent Pool

Taking over one public school and starting another, Coppin State offers new options in West Baltimore -- and connects with potential students.

When Prayer Reaches the Locker Room

Dispute on whether Iowa State's football team should have spiritual adviser raises issues of church and state at public universities.

College Capacity Grows

Federal report shows number of postsecondary institutions and number of degrees they award continuing to expand.

Being Active (Or Not) in Law School

Older students tend to spend more time preparing for class but are less likely to be involved in a co-curricular activity than are younger counterparts, annual survey of law school "engagement" finds.

Call to Arms for Private Colleges

In an address to fellow presidents about the future of higher education, MIT's leader says "our story isn’t well understood by Congress or the public."


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