Entries in On Campus by Mallory Noe-Payne
Corinthian Colleges once owned more than 90 schools across the United States, enrolling students in programs like medical billing and criminal justice. Now, the for-profit company has been shut down, fined by the federal government for the tactics it used to recruit students. In reporting that story, On Campus met with graduates of a Corinthian-owned school working with the state of Massachusetts to try to get their federal student loan debt erased.
At a small high school in New Hampshire, there are no letter grades, and students can take a test as often as they want. Administrators here are taking a risk and preparing their students for what they hope will be the future of education.
Students at any one of the University of Massachusetts’ five campuses may have to pay more in tuition next year. The UMass Board of Trustees is recommending an increase of up to 5 percent for in-state undergrads. It would be the first tuition and fee increase in two years.
The Obama administration is making it easier for students who attended a now defunct college to get their money back.
The Department of Education announced Monday that former students of the for-profit giant Corinthian Colleges may be able to have their outstanding student loans forgiven. If a student believes they were the victim of fraud, they can also make a claim for debt relief.
Loss of jobs, underemployment, and hard-to-fill positions are issues that have plagued the American economy since the recession in 2008.
Joe Fuller is a researcher at Harvard Business School and the author of a recenton closing America's middle-skills gap.
The number of adults in Massachusetts with a college degree will decline beginning in 2020. That's according to a newreleased Monday from MassINC, an independent Boston think tank.
Ben Forman is research director at MassINC. For decades, says Forman, Massachusetts has been adding thousands of college graduates to the workforce. But, over the next decade, that increase is going to slow down and eventually decline.
Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts is now accepting applications from transgender students. That means there could be students on campus who are biologically male, but identify as female. Or there could be students who are biologically female, but identify as male.
On Campus recently reported on this new policy change, talking to administrators and students on campus. But we wanted to hear from more voices than we could fit into one radio story, so we reached out to graduates of women's colleges and members of the transgender community. We asked: Does accepting transgender students change what a women's college is? Do you think there's space for exclusivity based on gender in higher education today?
Jeff Selingo says it’s time to move past the idea that college students need to be limited to certain majors. The contributing editor to The Chronicle of Higher Education sat down with Innovation Hub host Kara Miller to talk about how the current system might be holding college graduates back.
This fall, college freshman across the country are weighing their options: computer science or political science? Pre-med or pre-law? The choice of what to major in carries a lot of weight to young students. For many, it's a decision that tangles future earning potential with genuine interest.