• Roughly three million Americans live more than 25 miles from a broad-access public college and do not have the sort of high-speed internet connection necessary for online college programs, according to a new repo...

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  • The 9th Graders of 2009, 7 Years Later

    Posted on February 2 2018

    Nearly three-quarters of ninth graders tracked in a major federal study had received some kind of postsecondary education or training within seven years -- and nearly a quarter of them had left their programs without a credential of any ...

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  • West Virginia is the latest state to move closer to offering free community college to its residents. But as with "free college" measures that have gone into effect in other states, the education funding would come with a ...

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  • Reshuffling the Deck at the Department

    Posted on February 1 2018

    The Education Department on Wednesday announced a reshuffling of key employees involved in federal higher education policy making. The staffing moves are part of a retooling of leadership at the Office of Federal Student Aid, which over...

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  • A Year of Travel Bans

    Posted on February 1 2018

    When Inside Higher Ed first interviewed Faraj Aljarih a year ago, he was unsure of his plans. Then a student in a master's program focused on teaching English to speakers of other languages at Washington State Universi...

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  • Senator Lamar Alexander, the Tennessee Republican who chairs the Senate education committee, said Tuesday that work drafting a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act would begin "within the next few weeks." Alex...

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  • Decline in Student Loan Borrowing

    Posted on January 30 2018

    The standard narrative around the student loan "crisis" holds that college has become unaffordable for most students without accumulating massive amounts of debt, and that the problem has gotten worse in recent years. But ...

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  • Gainful-Employment Rule Without Sanctions?

    Posted on January 30 2018

    The U.S. Department of Education on Monday distributed proposals for rewriting the gainful-employment rule, which the Trump administration halted last summer. The department's do-over on the vocational educat...

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  • For the first time in more than a decade, applications and enrollments by international graduate students at American colleges and universities declined in 2016-17, a new study has found. The study,conducted by the Council of Gradua...

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  • New Leadership at Federal Student Aid

    Posted on January 29 2018

    A. Wayne Johnson will step down as chief operating officer of the Office of Federal Student Aid after just seven months on the job. But the Department of Education insists the change in leadership doesn't signal a wavering commi...

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