Nick Anderson

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Here is more detail on class of 2018 from a Washington Post survey of the city’s universities.

  • Oct 21, 2014

The “massive open online courses” site opens a new link between Advanced Placement and colleges.

  • Oct 20, 2014

The rapidly rising number of federal investigations poses challenges for the Obama administration.

  • Oct 19, 2014

Every fall, new college students from across the country and the world pour into Washington. Seven D.C. universities provided The Post a detailed dossier on 7,200 freshmen. (American University declined to participate.) These students hail from six continents and every state. Among them are one Nicaraguan, three North Dakotans, 23 Nigerians, 786 New Yorkers. This mosaic shows where Washington gets much of its young brainpower.

  • Oct 16, 2014

Exchange advocates predict colleges will maintain open-door policies despite outbreak in West Africa

  • Oct 15, 2014

John L. Hennessy, president of the elite university in Silicon Valley, talks with The Washington Post.

  • Oct 10, 2014

The College Board breaks with precedent in its annual summary of college admission-exam results.

  • Oct 7, 2014

The College Board decries the results on the test and urges the nation to improve college readiness.

  • Oct 7, 2014

After Hannah Graham’s kidnapping, changes in the routine and a greater focus on safety and counseling.

  • Oct 4, 2014

School officials raise questions about flier that links screening of “Milk” film to LGBT awareness month.

  • Oct 2, 2014
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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.
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