Graduate Education

Black women graduate students enroll in higher numbers at for-profits

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Consumer advocates are concerned by the relatively large proportion of black women graduate students who attend for-profits.

Study sees gender gaps in Ph.D. programs, by discipline and prestige

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Study suggests that men are overrepresented in elite Ph.D. programs, especially in those fields heavy on math skills, making for segregation by discipline and prestige.

Graduate school group seeks a framework for master's degrees

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With programs growing, graduate schools group tries to create a framework for curricula and expectations across diverse fields.

Berkeley grad students say they should have been told their professor was being investigated for sexual harassment

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Colleges don’t tell students that professors are being investigated for -- or even had been found guilty of -- harassment. Berkeley grad students demand change in this practice.

Federal regulators: university subsidies for grad student health insurance can remain

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Federal regulators indefinitely stay IRS enforcement ruling that subsidized health insurance plans for graduate students violated provisions of Affordable Care Act.

Surveys of graduate students reveal campus climate issues at Yale, Michigan

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At a time when graduate schools are under pressure to produce more minority Ph.D.s, surveys at Yale and Michigan show the challenges facing nonwhite doctoral students.

Graduate student enrollments increased by 4 percent, with the biggest relative gains seen among underrepresented minority groups

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Graduate student enrollments increased nearly 4 percent last year, with the biggest relative gains seen among underrepresented minority groups.

NLRB says graduate students at private universities may unionize

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Federal labor board overturns ruling that denied collective bargaining rights. On many campuses, grad students vow to organize. Many higher ed leaders and Republicans in Congress criticize ruling.

New books focus on reforming graduate education, managing the graduate school experience

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New books set out agendas for both professors and students on how to change the experience and career paths.

Foreign grad population is increasing from India, but not China

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New graduate enrollments from outside the U.S. are up, thanks in large part to a big increase from India. But Chinese numbers show a small drop.

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