The Obama administration promised tens of thousands of former for-profit college students whose schools shut down that their loans would be forgiven. Now, under the Trump administration, these students find themselves in limbo.
The U.S. Department of Education has said it will keep promises to students who attended defunct for-profit colleges like Corinthian Colleges, ITT Technical Institute, and the American Career Institute, but many are still waiting.
The official federal graduation rates for colleges and universities that serve large numbers of black, Latino and Asian students significantly underestimate how many of their students are earning degrees, according to a new report.
A faculty panel at Harvard wants to bar students from joining clubs on and off campus that they consider exclusionary and is recommending the university phase out all fraternities, sororities, and similar organizations by 2022. The recommendation has reignited criticism from alumni and raised questions about how much control administrators should have over students.
The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees voted Monday to raise tuition and fees by three percent. Tuition for in-state students will go up $416 at the four campuses in Lowell, Amherst, Dartmouth and Boston.
A new national survey by the Pew Research Center released Monday partisan divisions are growing wider in Americans’ views of educational institutions. For the first time, more than half of Republicans now say higher education has a negative impact on the U.S.
Massachusetts is a national leader when it comes to education, but its public colleges have long been treated as second-class institutions, operating in the shadows of top-notch private schools. Declining state support has some experts wondering whether Massachusetts can still afford to support four public universities.