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The Day the Purpose of College Changed

The governor had bad news: The state budget was in crisis, and everyone needed to tighten their belts.

High taxes threatened “economic ruin,” said the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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Science & Engineering Degree Attainment: 2004-2014

Science & Engineering Degree Attainment: 2004-2014
Source: National Student Clearinghouse

From 2004 to 2014, science and engineering degrees increased in prevalence for both genders. The trend was driven by growth in the so-called “hard sciences.”

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A Quiet Revolution in Helping Lift the Burden of Student Debt

Has the student loan crisis already been solved?

This might seem an absurd question. Student loan debt is at a record high of $1.1 trillion, and the average undergraduate who borrows to attend school graduates nearly $30,000 in debt.

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Having a Diversity Officer Doesn’t Mean Mission Accomplished

Even for those colleges and universities that value diversity to the extent that they have a dedicated officer or dean of diversity, problems of inclusion and support for faculty and students of color may still be an institutional challenge.

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In an Evolving Career Landscape, How Should Colleges Prepare Students?

By all accounts, the career paths of today’s students will hardly resemble those of their parents. So what are colleges doing to help them prepare?

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