Colorado is one of the most educated states in the nation, ranking high in the percentage of adults who attended college and hold bachelor's degrees. But state funding for higher education isn't what it used to be -- according to the American Council on Education, state support shrank nearly 70 percent between 1980 and 2011. The same study says funding could dry up completely by 2019; so perhaps it's no coincidence that the revenue public colleges and universities here get from tuition has increased every year since 2007.
As an Indiana county tries to stay afloat in a 21st-century economy, local colleges prove to be an integral part of the future.
Government officials moving into higher education include Janine Davidson, former under secretary of the U.S. Navy, who will lead Metropolitan State University of Denver, and John Kerry, the former U.S. secretary of state, who will join Yale. Â
By Kathryn Masterson
By Kathryn Masterson
Elon University and other colleges experiment with ways to keep recent graduates engaged.
With the political uncertainties of the Trump administration, itâs a dicey business trying to project whatâs next for college campuses. Our 2017 Trends Report can help you stay on top of the turmoil.
This report examines the most pressing problems but also looks at some cutting-edge solutions. Youâll find strategies being tried by other colleges; tips on how to promote change; data; expert commentary; and other takeaways. Think of it as a briefing on whatâs essential to know in the year ahead.
Players test their power with protests on and off the field.
Colleges struggle to help their hungry and homeless students.
Teachers of these courses find themselves positioned as our societyâs first line of defense.
Working to meet a national shortage of computer-safety personnel, colleges find customers and complications.
Instead of individual sanctuary declarations, colleges and universities need to take collective action to defend DACA and undocumented students.
Without gauges of effectiveness, diversity policies can be legally risky.
Teaching students to separate fact from fiction has become a priority after an election in which false "news" played a large role.
Gary Lavergne used qualitative and quantitative evidence to demonstrate the benefits of racial diversity.
Colleges with programs that go beyond just teaching code may do more for the country than help students find jobs.
Scholarly societies and academic departments are becoming more vigilant about monitoring and preventing sexual harassment in their profession.
Not everyone in academe is oblivious about whatâs happening in middle America.
Some professors see the election as a sign that they should reach out to people who hold different views. Others are doubling down.