The United Kingdom has been far more successful than the U.S. in sending low-income students to higher education.
Mainly the rich
Like the U.S., the U.K. is facing a growing imbalance in the number of men going to college—but is doing more to target its main minority group of poor white males.
Graduates don’t have to start making payments for their college educations until they reach a salary equivalent to $39,152—and they pay no interest.
A surprisingly tiny minority of U.S. college students actually get their four-year degrees in four years—but a pioneering program at the University of Hawaii wants to change that.
Military academies and chef schools say the humanities are essential to their graduates’ success.
In New Orleans and elsewhere, parochial and independent schools are losing enrollments.
In New Orleans and elsewhere, old-line parochial schools are seeing their enrollments plummet.
Benefits for retirees could ratchet up tuition costs.
While the United States struggles to encourage older Americans to enroll in college, Sweden has made adult learning a popular choice for citizens.
Denmark is cracking down on people who overstay their time in college, echoing similar efforts in the U.S. It’s causing a lot of anger in a country known for its educational equality and happy citizenry.
In Norway, where universities don’t charge tuition, the children of parents who lack college degrees typically don’t pursue a higher education, either.
In a system comparable to that in the U.S., rich whites tend to get top spots while the other 5 million students attend for-profit colleges. Now, the government is trying to change things.