The percentage of college students in this country who graduate within six years is abysmally low compared to other advanced countries. It hovers around 45 percent.
For Latinos, that figure is less than half of that. Latinos lag far behind blacks and whites in college completion rates, a new study from Georgetown University shows.
As a result, Latinos often find themselves stuck in middle-wage jobs.
The debate about the value of a college degree often centers around jobs, student loan debt, and whether it’s all worth it. A new study out Wednesday from Georgetown University finds that there are 30 million well-paying jobs in the US that require less than a four-year degree.
It’s unwelcome news for students who attended defunct for-profit chains Corinthian Colleges and ITT Technical Institute. The U.S. Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans issued to those students.
Facing dwindling enrollment and financial problems, in the past year three private colleges in New England have merged out of existence.
A new report suggests that even more colleges across the country should merge before they get in financial trouble. But there are some things schools can do to stay afloat.
Protests on college campuses across the country over racial issues continue, and don’t show any signs of letting up.
From the University of Missouri, to Harvard Law School, students are demanding that administrators address racial issues on their campuses.
To get a sense of what it means to be a student living on one of these campuses, WGBH’s Higher Education desk shadowed two students: a black man and a young woman.