Graduate education

New graduate enrollments are down

New graduate enrollments fall, with notable declines in students from the U.S. Decreases are greatest for education and arts and humanities.

NRC report calls for greater investment and improved efficiency for research universities

U.S. research universities' global dominance will be threatened in coming years unless governments invest more and universities become more efficient and better educate under-represented groups, according to new National Research Council report.

U. of Texas community college leadership program's founder moves to for-profit

Founder of UT-Austin's community college leadership program, the field's big fish, is moving to a for-profit, fueling worries about the future of the program's affiliates, NISOD and CCCSE.

Study finds link between job market and duration of Ph.D. programs

New study documents relationship between job market and time to degree in the humanities and social sciences, but it’s not as straightforward as many speculate.

Stanford seeks to improve graduate student advising

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Concerned about the quality of graduate student advising, Stanford professors approve changes to advising requirements and guidelines.

Stanford adjusts GRE requirement

Different graduate schools will be permitted to require the test or not to do so.

U Illinois graduate students reach tentative contract deal after nearly two-week strike

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University of Illinois graduate students reach tentative contract deal with administration after being on strike for nearly two weeks.

As federal aid policy heats up, student groups see blueprint in fight over tax bill

A furious campaign by graduate students to kill a GOP tax proposal could be a blueprint for upcoming legislative battles in Washington.

Study: humanities and social science Ph.D.s working outside academe are happier than their tenure-track peers

Study finds humanities and social science Ph.D.s working outside academe are happier than their tenure-track peers, even if "alt-ac" careers weren't their first choice.

New calls for clear, easily accessible data on Ph.D. program outcomes in life sciences

Calls for clear, easily accessible data on Ph.D. program outcomes have failed to produce results at any kind of scale. A new coalition of 10 life sciences institutions hopes to change that.

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