Facts & Figures - Higher Education

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Chicago State U. Students Left Adrift Amid Budget Impasse

by Catherine Morris | March 27, 2016 The uncertainty surrounding the south Chicago institution’s future can be demoralizing, CSU s Read more

Bill to Defund University of Tennessee Diversity Office Withdrawn

by Diverse Staff | March 24, 2016
Lawmakers, angry over web postings by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion of the University o [...] Read more

Experts: Broadband Key to Boosting Higher Ed Access for Poor

| March 23, 2016
A federal program that provides phone service to the poor could boost access to higher educatio [...] Read more

UMKC Takes Issue with Education Trust Report Conclusion

by Catherine Morris |
According to UMKC, the university is concerned primarily with providing full access to all memb [...] Read more

Report: Black Student Graduation Rates Improving at Slower Rate Than Whites

by Catherine Morris | March 22, 2016
A recent report released by the Education Trust found that Black student graduation rates impro [...] Read more

Poll: About Half U.S. Students Identify as ‘Hopeful’ and ‘Engaged’

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim | March 15, 2016
Only about half of U.S. students are “hopeful” and “engaged” in school, while the rest [...] Read more

CUPA Report Shows Small Gains for Senior Administrator Salaries

by Catherine Morris | March 14, 2016
Senior administrator salaries saw small gains across the board in 2015-16, according to a surve [...] Read more

Report: Science Knowledge Gaps Evident in Kindergarten

by Lydia Lum | February 25, 2016
When children start kindergarten, sizable yet modifiable gaps in science knowledge already exis [...] Read more

‘Completion Grants’ Best Way to Assist Students Lacking Cash

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim | February 22, 2016
Providing students with “completion grants” is the best way to identify and assist students [...] Read more

Diverse Conversations: Are Colleges Doing Enough to Close the Achievement Gap?

by Matthew Lynch | February 8, 2016
When it comes to truly closing the achievement gap between students from all life backgrounds, [...] Read more

Stanford: Ethnic Studies Courses Help At-risk High School Students

by Lydia Lum | February 3, 2016
High school ethnic studies courses focusing on how race and culture can impact life and identit [...] Read more

Gates Foundation Calls for More Granular Data on Student Outcomes

by Jamaal Abdul-Alim | February 2, 2016
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation amplified a longstanding plea in higher education Tuesday f [...] Read more

Colleges Must Address Debt Challenges

by Phoebe A. Haddon | January 25, 2016
As the economic and social costs of student-loan debt continue to rise, it is essential for uni [...] Read more

Defending Test-optional Policies in Colleges and Universities

by Briana O’Neal | January 24, 2016
Both the ACT and SAT serve as a barrier to college access for low-income, first-generation and [...] Read more

‘Gifted’ Black Kids Not as Likely to Get Placed in Talented Programs

by Lydia Lum |
High-achieving, Black, elementary school students are much less likely than their White peers t [...] Read more
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