There’s a lot of talk this summer about affirmative action and diversity in college admissions. But what about faculty diversity?
The University of Cincinnati in Ohio just took a big step to focus more on diversity in its hiring process: New faculty hires are now required to include a statement in their applications about how their work will promote diversity and inclusion on campus.
The “diversity and inclusion” statement on applications will require potential faculty to submit... Read more
Online education is a great option in this current time for those wanting to continue education. Some years ago, it was reduced to some courses and certificates but over time, we have seen how the variety of options has increased. Now we can find everything from workshops to doctoral programs, and the number of colleges and institutes offering this modality also became bigger. We can see prestigious universities offering their programs online with the same... Read more
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton’s plan to allow most Americans to attend public universities at no cost could have the perverse effect of driving tuition higher as the federal government chased a tuition target that universities would simply raise at taxpayers’ expense, some experts warn.
In recent decades, the federal government has significantly expanded tuition subsidies, only to watch the cost of college climb even faster. Some experts see evidence that colleges have responded to past increases... Read more
ARNESVILLE, Ga. —At just 19 years old, Fred Barley has proven he knows what he wants out of life and he’ll do anything to make it happen.
Officers found the teen sleeping in a tent over the weekend outside a local college. Instead of giving him a ticket for trespassing, the officers listened to his story – and that’s where this amazing story begins.
Barley, a homeless college student, told the officers he had ridden his little... Read more
Anxiety about debt is the top worry of college students as well as for parents preparing to send a kid off to college. But guess what? The average that families spent on college actually went down last year.
Sallie Mae’s report How America Pays for College 2016 found that the average U.S. family spent $23,688 for college in the 2015-16 academic year, down from $24,164 in 2014-15.
Still, though, that slight drop hasn’t done much to reverse the trend of... Read more
Getting a college degree — and a job after graduating — is well worth juggling some college debt for many people. But you’re guaranteed to end up with nothing but regrets if you’ve got debt but…
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