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Chronicle of Higher Education

US Colleges and Universities Earn a Poor Grade for Civic Engagement

Drew Stelljes | Posted 11.10.2014 | Education
Drew Stelljes

Colleges and universities should linger in the hard work of community development, where engagement means, over the long --term graduating students who, by their example, help to fix the system that created our national conundrum.

In Defense of the College Graduation Rate

Robert Shireman | Posted 10.24.2014 | College
Robert Shireman

Already there are a lot of questions about the skills of college graduates. We would be well-advised not to make it even harder to trust that colleges are maintaining the integrity of the degree.

The Outdated Bachelor's Degree

Jeff Selingo | Posted 09.01.2014 | College
Jeff Selingo

As the cost of college has spiraled upward in the past decade, parents and students have become focused more than ever on employment preparation and graduating on time. Intellectual discovery and exploration are no longer a priority. It's too expensive.

As College Presidents Get Rich, Students Go Deeper In Debt

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.21.2014 | College

It pays to be a public college president, and it seems only to be getting better for them. The number of chief executives at state colleges and un...

Law Professors Defend Students' Right To Sell Used Textbooks

Chronicle of Higher Education | Posted 05.09.2014 | College

Responding to a campaign by law professors, a leading legal publisher said on Thursday that its new casebook-publishing program would not threaten stu...

How Public Colleges Were Crowded Out, Beaten Up, And Failed To Fight Back

The Chronicle Of HIgher Education | Posted 03.03.2014 | College

It happened so slowly that no one really noticed at first. That’s the way erosion works. It is a gradual decay. But somewhere along the line, ove...

Raining Benjamins: The States with the Highest Tuition Rates for Public Universities

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.20.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

One pressing issue in this year's gubernatorial race is the high cost of public colleges and universities in Illinois, even for in-state students. We took a look at the states with the highest average tuition for in-state public universities for in-state students.

Top 10: Salaries of University Presidents in Illinois

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.18.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

We've pulled the Top 10 highest paid college presidents in Illinois for today's Top 10 list.

The Highest Paid Private College Presidents

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.16.2013 | College

Harvard University may be the richest institution of higher education, but its president is far from being the richest private college chief executive...

Steve Forbes, the Olympics, Congress and Other Stuff For-Profit Colleges Buy With Your Tax Dollars

David Halperin | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
David Halperin

America's for-profit colleges are receiving as much as $33 billion in a single year from your tax money, and billions more from the pockets of students, a lot of whom are left deep in debt and jobless from their encounters with predatory schools.

Don't Shoot the Messenger 

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 02.01.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Moody's report is a kind of clarion call. At a minimum, it illuminates the building financial crisis in higher education. The report also is a challenge for higher education to imagine a different future.

Students Are Starting The Job Hunt Earlier Than Ever

Posted 09.09.2013 | College

A tough economy and continually dwindling job prospects -- especially in creative fields -- means many college students are developing a laser-like fo...

The Global Search for Education: What Students Want

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Education is the greatest armament in the battle on poverty, disease, brutality and prejudice. Providing education for children in the emerging markets is both vital and relatively cheap.

When the Jobs of Tomorrow Don't Exist Today: Jeff Selingo on College, Liberal Arts, and the Possible Future

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 08.25.2013 | College
Davis Schneiderman

"How do I know that my son or daughter has learned something in your class? You tell me, 'Well, you know, he got an A, he showed up every day, and he was here for 15 weeks. He must have learned something.' Yet we want to know that there's value."

The 10 Highest Paid Public College Presidents

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.13.2013 | College

When Penn State University's Graham Spanier was fired as president of the institution following the Jerry Sandusky-sex abuse scandal in November 2011,...

Employers Should Value the Two Year Degree

Tom Snyder | Posted 06.17.2013 | College
Tom Snyder

Should colleges and universities offer vocational training? Do we need to re-examine how we are preparing students for the workforce of the 21st century? Finally, should a four-year degree be the basic requirement for all jobs?

History With A Beer Chaser

chronicle.com | Posted 12.11.2012 | College

By Michael B. Smith Not far from the campus of Cornell University sits a slightly shabby watering hole redolent of popcorn, old wood, and, on winter ...

Think Again: A Chronicle of Journalistic Malfeasance

Eric Alterman | Posted 07.11.2012 | Media
Eric Alterman

Earlier this week the Chronicle of Higher Education fired its blogger Naomi Schaefer Riley over a post in which, after mocking the titles of "black studies" dissertations, she called for the dissolution of the entire field.

Blogger Fired For Calling Black Studies 'Victimization Claptrap'

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 05.08.2012 | Black Voices

The Chronicle of Higher Education dismissed one of its bloggers after outcry over a blog post she wrote questioning the legitimacy of black studies as...

Are Americans Still Eager to Learn?

Patricia Martin | Posted 02.12.2012 | Chicago
Patricia Martin

Just 8 percent of the graduates of the Chicago public schools are college-ready. That's 8 percent of a population already narrowed down by attrition -- only 57 percent of students in Chicago finish school.

The Fastest-Growing Colleges

Posted 12.14.2011 | College

Amid reports of rising tuitions and mounting student loan debts, it's no surprise that most of the fastest-growing colleges in America are public scho...

Think Different? Not on College Campuses

Jeff Selingo | Posted 11.22.2011 | College
Jeff Selingo

What if higher ed lost its grip on the credential business? Perhaps then administrators and professors would be forced to think that there is more than one way to provide a college education.

Applications To Full-Time M.B.A. Programs Drop

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Katherine Mangan | Posted 11.13.2011 | College

Applications to full-time M.B.A. programs in the United States and abroad declined this year for the third straight year, according to a report releas...

The Limits of My Sympathy for Unpaid College Interns

Shaun Johnson | Posted 10.17.2011 | College
Shaun Johnson

I wanted to respond to the relatively recent outrage against unpaid internships in higher education by touting the extensive experiences that cohort after cohort of student teachers goes through.

Only 5 Schools Do Right By Low-Income Students, Study Finds (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.02.2011 | College

According to a recent study, only 5 colleges are doing well by low-income students, the Chronicle of Higher Education reported on Wednesday. Th...