Understanding the opportunity and achievement gaps in U.S. universities
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An Indian Ph.D. graduate is working on potentially lifesaving heart research. Will she be able to stay in the U.S. to complete it?
If girls were allowed to accelerate through school, then perhaps their peak career- and family-building years would not overlap.
The “typical” American college student is changing. Is Big Data equipped to keep up?
By tracking prospective pupils’ digital footprints, schools can make calculated decisions about their admissions outreach—for a price.
With increasingly sophisticated data, universities are constantly courting prospective attendees.
Changes intended to make filing for financial aid easier were accompanied by major structural hiccups.
As many as 95 percent of schools are out of reach for low-income students.
The administration has launched a multiyear racial and socioeconomic diversity plan, but a lot of students aren’t pleased.
Schools near Detroit have reworked curriculum to include both technical and soft skills.
The athletic programs at highly selective institutions are out of sync with the schools' missions.
The generous Grand Rapids resident and the tone-deaf Trump official
What happened at Middlebury last week marks a shift in campus activism.
For decades, the United States has welcomed and benefitted from international scholars—but President Trump's travel ban puts that legacy at risk.
At Central Michigan University, a group of college students from across the political spectrum meets every week to talk through their differences.
Calvin College is no fundamentalist Christian school.
Washington, D.C., added pathways coordinators to its high schools to try to help kids who are behind on credits catch up.
Those who move to the United States tend to have higher socioeconomic standing in their native countries than what they settle for when they arrive.
Experts worry about the impact on academia and scholarship.
When states began to require more math courses, black high-school graduates began to see bigger paychecks.
The Charlotte School of Law was placed on probation and denied federal financial-aid money. Where does the school go from here?
Ted Mitchell has some advice for Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Education Department.
Next America: Higher Education is a project of The Atlantic, supported by grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Lumina Foundation.