Institution types

If There's a Will

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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

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

Food Fight

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

Growing the Talent Pool

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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

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

College Capacity Grows

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

Being Active (Or Not) in Law School

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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

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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."

Inflated Assessment by Phoenix?

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For-profit giant releases study designed to show how much learning takes place, but were the "before" and "after" comparisons of the same group?

A National Community College?

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The University of Phoenix came to dominate professional education for adults. Now its online two-year degree granting arm has grown to more than 100,000 enrollments.

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