Education

Even before hundreds of thousands of students deferred college as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, enrollment in higher education in the U.S. had declined 11%, from 20.5 million in 2011 to 18.2...
Studying abroad has become a major part of the college experience for many American students. Besides an immersion into a host country’s culture, language, history, and cuisine, U.S. students can...
The percentage of American adults with a college degree has continued to increase in recent years, growing from less than 10% in much of the 1960s to 33.1% in 2019. Americans with college degrees not...
The United States is one of the few countries in the world that does not guarantee the right to a public education. In the absence of comprehensive federal legislation, school policy –...
The economic impact of the pandemic paused the relentless increase in college costs in the 2020-2021 school year. That ended this year, as university costs resumed their march higher. For states...
In response to the economic impact of the pandemic, some colleges froze tuition and even implemented discounts in 2020. However, tuition rates resumed their increases for the 2021-2022 school year....
Spending a semester or year studying in another country has become a rite of passage for many American college students. Besides an immersion into a host country’s culture, history, politics, and...
The standard advice for aspiring first-year college students is to balance their choices with a mix of target and safety schools in order to guarantee acceptance somewhere. Even those students who...
Getting a college education is one of the most common ways to boost earning potential. The median worker with a bachelor’s degree has an income of $56,152, compared to just over $32,000 for one...
The nation’s largest and most historically prominent cities tend to have highly educated sectors among their populations, and within those cities, certain ZIP codes – which generally don’t...
The annual cost of attending a four-year private institution in the United States reached $51,690 last year, more than double what it was less than two decades ago. For many Americans, a college...
Fueled by the uncertainties around the coronavirus pandemic and wider adoption of policies that only recommend, rather than require, SAT and ACT test scores, high school students applied for a record...
Education is crucial to getting ahead in a knowledge-based economy, and states regularly tout their schools and colleges when seeking to attract investors. But which states can back up their claims?...
The cost of higher education in the United States has been growing at such an alarming rate that total student loan debt in the country hit $1.7 trillion this year after topping $1 trillion just nine...
Every child is born to a unique set of circumstances. And it is these different social, familial, economic, environmental, and many other factors, that help shape who they become. While these...