2 vs. 4

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After long legislative fight, Arizona lawmakers turn back bid by community colleges to offer four-year degrees.

DeVry's Retrenchment

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DeVry University cut back faculty positions last week in a continuing effort to bolster profits amid decreasing enrollment.

The for-profit institution said Wednesday that it had eliminated the jobs of 134 faculty members, both full-time and part-time. DeVry had already carried out two voluntary buyout programs earlier in the fiscal year. This most recent reduction, in which 29 faculty members voluntarily took a buyout, followed an evaluation of DeVry’s “campus-based instructional needs.”

Up and Down on Tuition

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U. of Richmond and Roosevelt U. take unusual steps -- one adopts a 27% increase, the other discounts to urge timely graduation.

Students Who Don't Stay Put

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A new study shows the extent to which undergraduates are less likely to have any single institution that is alma mater.

Fun Facts About Higher Education

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The U.S. Education Department released its annual potpourri of statistical data about the state of American education.

Which Box to Check?

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Some multiracial students say they feel pressure to choose a single racial identity.

Gender Gap at Flagships

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Some trustees at U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggest affirmative action for male applicants.

Demographic Dislocation

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A new study documents huge changes that the loss of affirmative action would have at elite colleges -- for all but white students.

Keeping Students Enrolled

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Study suggests new approach may help community colleges with retention and graduation rates.

It Takes a Counselor, Not a Village

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New research shows that a single, optimistic college adviser can propel legions of low-income high school students to higher education.


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