Institution types

Overlooked Again -- Community Colleges and Science

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

Food Fight

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

Growing the Talent Pool

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

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

College Capacity Grows

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

Being Active (Or Not) in Law School

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

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?

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?

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.

The Growth of For-Profits

New Carnegie classifications reflect shifts in several sectors, including growing numbers of pre-professional programs and of community colleges with some four-year degrees.

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