A new initiative by the University of California system uses first-generation faculty to guide first-generation students, with the goal of decreasing dropout rates. As part of our series Rethinking College, Hari Sreenivasan visits UCLA to see how the program is working.
The vital role and relevance of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) has been contested in contemporary times. Until recently, no central text or film documented the history of these institutions as they transformed the lives of African-Americans and American society over the arc of time.
While 670,000 students earn two-year degrees from community colleges each year, just 32,000 job postings in 2016 specifically asked for an associate of arts degree, according to a new report from the American Enterprise Institute.
Reputation, affordability, and a sense of belonging are all concerns that come up when you and your teen are selecting the right college. However, safety has become another top factor that both parents and students care about.
Between 20,000 and 25,000 young adults age out of foster care each year. A college education is as important to them as it is to their peers who were not in foster care, and they are as likely as their peers to have college aspirations.
Parties and pledging activities at most of University of Michigan’s fraternities have been suspended, the university said on Friday, the latest in a wave of efforts across the country to tamp down on fraternity excesses leading to sexual misconduct, alcohol and drug abuse and deaths.