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College Grads Regret Majoring in Humanities Fields
Going to college today is all about getting a good job, and majoring in philosophy or art history just doesn't make sense for most students.
These Business Programs Have the Best Payoff
A report found that two years after graduating, business students' median earnings are about 10 times their debt payments.
Harvard Students Are Protesting a Professor. Here’s Why.
Anthropology professor John Comaroff was placed on leave, accused of violating the school's sexual harassment policies. He's teaching again, and students aren't happy.
Campus Messaging Boosted COVID-19 Vaccination Rates for College Students
A new report from the American College Health Association found that campus requirements helped shape students’ attitudes and actions toward vaccination.
Majoring in Comedy Is No Laughing Matter
Students are serious about the study of comedy, especially given the evolving nature of what is socially acceptable.
Columbia Drops to No. 18 in Latest College Ranking
Problems continue to mount for the Ivy League school, not least of which is the damage to its sterling reputation.
Black Families Disproportionately Impacted by Parent PLUS Borrowing
A recent report reveals that 10 years after starting repayment, parents whose children attended top colleges for Black enrollment still owe 96% of their principal.
With Debt Relief, Borrowers Will Spend More on Basic Needs
A new survey by Data for Progress found that voters who are also student loan borrowers plan to decrease other debt and save more for the future.
These Are the Best College Campuses for Free Speech
The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression surveyed almost 45,000 students for its third annual College Free Speech Rankings
How the Threat of an ‘Educated Proletariat’ Created the Student Debt Crisis
The roots of the student debt crisis go back to a promise broken decades ago –– when politicians put the burden of funding higher education onto students.
Part-Time Students Less Likely to Complete College
A new report reveals part-time students are disproportionately BIPOC, community college students, and over the age of 25.
College Dropout Rates in the U.S.
More than 39 million Americans have some college experience with no degree. But dropout rates have steadily decreased over the last decade.
Is Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Fair?
While there's no definitive answer regarding the fairness of Biden's plan, there's no denying that student loan debt has become a problem requiring radical solutions.
Student Loan Forgiveness: 2022 Statistics
New student loan debt cancellation measures will wipe out debt for millions of borrowers. Find more 2022 student loan forgiveness facts in our report.
Who Benefits From Biden’s Student Debt Forgiveness Plan?
Analyses of the president’s proposal are rolling in. Here’s an initial by-the-numbers look at which borrowers will benefit – and how much it will cost.
The Dawning Age of the Metaversity
Online learning got a bad rap during the pandemic, but the metaverse offers an enticing way to engage students and faculty alike.
How Long Does It Take to Pay Off Student Loans?
The average student loan payoff time depends on the amount and monthly payment. Find typical timelines for federal and private student loan repayment.
Average Student Loan Payment
The average undergraduate borrower owes $238 a month in federal student loan payments. Find out what you may owe and when payments resume.
Student Loan Debt by State
Find student loan debt by state, the average college debt by state, and states with the highest debt levels in our report.
Gen Z Adults Are Less Likely to Trust Higher Education
A recent survey shows trust in higher ed is highest among baby boomers, parents, and first-generation graduates.
Conference Realignment Poses Mental and Physical Risks to College Athletes
With big money reshaping college sports, new research reveals the toll travel takes on college athletes' academics, social life, and mental health.
“568 Cartel” Antitrust Lawsuit Could Cost Elite Universities Billions
In an ironic twist, the longstanding practice of favoring wealthy applicants might cost these universities billions of dollars.
Do You Still Need a Bachelor’s Degree?
For certain careers, a bachelor's degree is an absolute necessity. But it's no longer the only pathway to a growing number of high-paying jobs.
Leadership Changes at UNC-Chapel Hill in Wake of Hannah-Jones Settlement
New leadership at UNC-Chapel Hill sparks conversations about freedom of speech, while Hannah-Jones settlement encourages greater inclusion at the university.
Digital Healthcare App for College Women Launches This Fall
Caraway will provide mental, physical, and reproductive healthcare services to college-aged women.
Columbia Faces Class-Action Lawsuits Amid Rankings Scandal
The college rankings frenzy has become so absurd that it's now landing universities in court.
Envisioning the Future of College Football
Already a big business, college football promises to become a professional sport employing professional athletes, much like the NFL.
Student Loan Debt by Year
Student loan debt has grown faster than the number of new borrowers and tuition rates. Find average student loan debt by year in our report.
#RushTok Is Back. Here’s What You Need To Know
Sorority recruitment at the University of Alabama is in full swing, and students are again sharing their experiences on TikTok. Will season 2 live up to the viral hype?
Student Loan Debt by Race
Student loan debt varies drastically by race. Find student loan demographics, Black student loan debt statistics, and debt by race and gender.
College Cost Per Credit Hour
College credits cost much more at private institutions than at public ones. Find the average cost per credit hour for public, private, and online programs.
Supreme Court Separates Harvard, UNC-Chapel Hill Affirmative Action Cases
This fall's SCOTUS decision could abolish affirmative action nationwide, halting decades of progress toward promoting diversity on college campuses.
College Affordability and Bias Bar Young People From Good Jobs
A recent report found that to secure a job making $35,000 a year or more, young people need more education and experience than previous generations.
College Sports Shakeup Continues as UCLA, USC Join Big Ten
The money-fueled move intensifies the scramble among athletic conferences and TV networks to reshape college sports in pursuit of valuable media rights.
Average Student Loan Interest Rates
Student loan interest rates depend on the loan type and borrower. Find current rates and averages in our guide.
Columbia Loses No. 2 Spot in College Ranking. Now What?
If Columbia's new U.S. News ranking falls well below the likes of Harvard and MIT, should it really matter? And what could this mean for the future of college rankings?
U.S. College Enrollment Decline Statistics
College enrollment has been declining for years. Learn more about college enrollment trends and COVID-19's impact on enrollment.
Should Notre Dame Join the Big Ten?
Given the rapidly evolving landscape of college football, it may finally be time for Notre Dame to forgo its longstanding independence and join the conference.
College Enrollment Statistics in the U.S.
Nearly 16 million students are enrolled in U.S. colleges. Find student statistics and information about college enrollment trends.
Who Really Benefits From Early Decision in College Admissions?
While offering some advantages to competitive applicants, early decision primarily benefits the institutions themselves and hampers diversity efforts.
What Is NIL in College Sports? The NCAA Rules Explained.
One year into the name, image, and likeness era, the NCAA and college athletes, coaches, and boosters are jockeying to define the parameters of the policy.
The Best and Worst States to Start Your Career
Despite their high cost of living and rent prices, states like New York and California topped the list.
7 Challenges Threatening the Future of Higher Education
The future of higher education may be in jeopardy unless colleges rethink what they offer, what they charge, and how they operate.
6 Challenges Facing Harvard’s Next President
The next Harvard president will take the helm of an institution at the center of numerous conversations about the role of elite universities in America.
What We Know About the Facebook, FAFSA Data Leak
The Department of Education has been tight-lipped since a report revealed that FAFSA applicant info may have been shared with Meta.
Is College Debt Bad? 5 Experts Weigh In
The student loan crisis has many doubting whether they should take on debt to pay for college. Here's what experts want students to know.
Biden Pursues Regulation of For-Profit Colleges on Own Terms
The president has implemented policies and regulations in an attempt to stamp down on alleged misdeeds from for-profit schools.
Erasing the Community College Stigma
With the higher education landscape rapidly shifting away from traditional norms, the notion of what constitutes a "good school" should be reconsidered.
Will Biden Forgive Federal Student Loan Debt?
In April, the president said he would make a decision soon. Now, reports say an announcement about any possible debt cancellation may not come until August.
Is Student Loan Forgiveness a Good Idea?
Amid criticisms from both the left and right and public opinion running the gamut, President Biden is set to offer a compromise solution bound to generate controversy.
How Inflation Impacts College Students
Being a college student on a tight budget is never easy, and record price increases are making it more difficult to make ends meet.
Is Community College Free? Yes, in These 31 States.
Free community college is on the rise across the U.S., but the financial burden has shifted from the federal government to states.
How Top Universities Are Tackling the Climate Crisis
Stanford's blockbuster announcement signals the rapid ascendance of sustainability and climate change studies as a major academic focus.
Pregnant in College: What You Need to Know
Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, reproductive rights in the state you go to college in may be changing.
Nursing Burnout, the Great Resignation, and the Future of Nursing
Nurses are fed up and burned out, putting the profession’s future in jeopardy. Here's what stakeholders from higher education to hospital administration can do to turn the tide.
Controversies Swirl Around Honorary Degrees
The time-honored tradition of granting honorary degrees often becomes a publicity stunt with the potential to backfire.
Do College Rankings Matter? Yes, Despite Flaws.
As long as the frenzy around competitive college admissions persists, so too will college rankings.
How 6 Experts Would Craft an Ideal Income-Driven Repayment Plan
BestColleges connected with student advocates and personal finance experts in advance of the Department of Education's release of its new student loan repayment plan.
Changes to Common App Promote Greater Equity in College Admissions
The Common App continually revises its tool to simplify and demystify the college application process, advance equity and inclusion, and broaden access for marginalized students.
Why College Board Should Add an AP Ethnic Studies Course
Creating an AP ethnic studies course may encourage more diverse students to pursue AP courses and help participants find postsecondary success.