Penn State's Erickson Highest Paid College Leader In 2014The Chronicle of Higher Education says a significant portion of Erickson's pay was because he took ownership of his balance in a university-sponsored life insurance plan valued at $586,000.
The Typical College Student Has ChangedDespite the economy, increased outcry over costs, and debate about the value, forty-one percent of 18-24-year-olds attend college. But who goes and how they go are changing.
College TransfersAbout one third of students at all types of higher ed institutions transfer, with transfers peaking in the second year.
College Graduation RatesNational data collection systems count only those who finish college where they started in expected time - 4-6 years for a bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years for an associate’s. However, many more students do eventually get degrees.
Humanizing The Business MajorThe book <em>Academically Adrift</em>, and other surveys point out that business majors spend less time studying, and show weakest gains in reading and writing skills in the first two years of college. Now some programs are trying to change that.
A 20-Something Advisor For Higher EducationZakiya Smith, 27, is now a senior White House advisor on higher education
Helping Foster Kids Get To CollegeResearch shows that 70% of teenagers in foster care want to attend college; but only 9% obtain degrees. A program at Western Michigan University is helping.
Carnegie Mellon To Open Campus In RwandaPittsburgh-based Carnegie Mellon University will operate the first full-fledged branch campus in Africa next year.
From Peoria To BeijingThe Caterpillar Company, which makes tractors and other heavy equipment, is headquartered in Peoria, Illinois and students at the city’s community college, Illinois Central are getting training for work at Cat -- in China.
Smartphones On CampusBeginning in 2008, every student on the Abilene Christian University campus has received iPhones and iPod Touches, yet no one “killer app” has emerged that fits everyone’s teaching style.
NCAA Penalizes Teams For Inadequate Academic ProgressWhen NCAA Division-1 athletes don't make adequate academic progress, their schools may draw penalties of reduced scholarships for their teams.
What A College Degree Is WorthWith tuition rising and a weak job market, many are debating the value of a college degree.