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May 06, 2016
New study argues science Ph.D.s often plan for postdocs without considering whether they're necessary or beneficial to their career plans. Actual evidence is mixed.

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June 24, 2014

Some professors applying for NSF grants notice their proposals are increasingly evaluated in part on data-driven evidence of the way they work with students. Not everybody likes the trend.

April 7, 2014

New study finds both positive and negative results of attending a less competitive college than where one might have enrolled.

July 18, 2013

A new study exhibits the internal struggles of African-American students who attend predominantly white universities.

May 17, 2013

Colleges enrolled 2.3 percent fewer students this spring than last, a steeper drop than the 1.8 percent decline reported by the National Student Clearinghouse for the fall.

May 16, 2013

New study stresses importance of talking about higher education well before it's time to start applying.

May 10, 2013

Two new Harvard papers indicate outreach to low-income students in the summer before college can have a significant impact on whether they enroll.

May 2, 2013

Even high school valedictorians from lower-income backgrounds generally fail to enroll in top colleges, a study finds.

January 9, 2013

Adjunct faculty make up most of the higher education work force, but their working conditions largely don't reflect their role. Is reform on a wide scale possible? What will it take?

November 29, 2012

Survey finds applications are up, applications per student are up and old formulas about who will enroll don't work anymore. But for all the hysteria on admissions, study documents that most colleges still admit most applicants.

November 27, 2012

Videos and other material making postsecondary education seem accessible appear to encourage college-going behaviors, study finds.

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