Nick Anderson

Higher education reporterWashington, D.C.

The latest from Nick

Leaders of public two-year colleges say federal graduation rates give a limited picture of performance.

  • Jul 21, 2014

Web site shows what feds do not: How students fare after transferring. Data show progress, challenges.

  • Jul 18, 2014

Nearly 1 million attend community colleges that don’t participate in the federal program, a report says.

  • Jul 15, 2014

Student magazine surveys reaction to president’s decision to remove flags from prominence in Lee Chapel.

  • Jul 14, 2014

Religious schools with rules against premarital sex are teaching students about consent and safety.

  • Jul 12, 2014

Fragility in the higher-education market leads agency to issue cautions on many colleges.

  • Jul 11, 2014

University of Maryland University College officials want to compete with private online schools.

  • Jul 10, 2014

The Senate Democrat asks why athletics departments have oversight in cases involving student athletes.

  • Jul 9, 2014

Struggling for-profit company has more than 70,000 students in its career-education programs.

  • Jul 7, 2014

Investors rating service cites severe financial losses at the university-owned hospital.

  • Jul 3, 2014

The Baltimore university is the second in Maryland to face a Title IX investigation.

  • Jul 2, 2014

With national attention to college sex assaults, some schools have high rates of reported assaults.

  • Jul 1, 2014

Student says she was raped after a party in 2012 but still hasn’t seen justice; filed federal complaint.

  • Jun 29, 2014

Federal data show some schools with high totals of reported incidents on campus, others with few or none.

  • Jun 29, 2014

The senator who brokered legislation dealing with the issue in the military wants to make schools safer.

  • Jun 27, 2014

Senators tackle campus safety issues, months after taking action on sexual violence in the military.

  • Jun 26, 2014

Richard C. Levin says massive open online courses, or MOOCs, will expand reach of universities.

  • Jun 23, 2014

Television report shows interview with woman who accuses the university of mishandling a sexual assault report.

  • Jun 19, 2014

Federal regulations are proposed to increase disclosure of campus security issues.

  • Jun 19, 2014

A report from Education Trust argues that government should set and enforce minimum standards.

  • Jun 18, 2014
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About Nick

Nick Anderson, at left, interviewed President Obama about education in July 2009. A former Post education editor, Nick writes about college from the perspective of a father of three who will soon be buried in tuition bills. His interests include the technological revolution in education, the admissions and financial aid maze, the rapidly changing (and globalizing) university market and the sheer  intellectual fun of academic life. He joined The Post in 2005 after covering Congress and education for the Los Angeles Times, and he is a graduate of Stanford University.