Gates gives $35 million to Obama’s community college overhaul

President Obama announced the creation of two new competitive grants for community colleges Tuesday – a part of his continuing efforts to reshape community colleges to meet the changing needs of the American […]

America’s Most Expensive Colleges

College graduates today face a dismal job market and often carry with them thousands of dollars in student loan debt. And yet, the price tag for a year’s worth of study at America’s most expensive […]

Community colleges are focus of White House summit

Vice President Joe Biden’s wife, Jill Biden, will host the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges Tuesday. Biden, who has a doctorate and teaches English full-time at a community college not far from […]

Why Colleges Are So ‘Selective’

Why is it so hard to get into college?

Private institutions that were famous for admitting anyone who could pay are now “highly selective.” Public universities whose mandate was to educate all […]

President Obama Phones Student Journalists

President Barack Obama held a telephone press conference with college and university student-journalists across the nation earlier this week.

More than 100 colleges and universities were invited to be a part of […]

The Danger of the Dream Job Delusion

The dream job is a powerful trope in the job satisfaction literature. For example, here’s the opening paragraph from a popular career advice guide:

“[A] […]

Sloan Awards Honor Nation’s Top Online Programs

The University of Illinois—Springfield and Kennesaw State University are among the winners of the 2010 Sloan Consortium Awards for Excellence in Online Teaching and Learning.

Sloan-C is an online education association with more than 200 […]

Where Should College Rankings Rank in Choosing a College?

Everybody in Hollywood understands that reviews are a matter of opinion and that efforts to get people to watch your movie or show will often include activities that have nothing to do […]