Latest from Jeffrey J. Selingo

Americans expect a great deal from their colleges and universities. Few other institutions, if any, in our society have so many aspirational and disparate missions.

  • Nov 16, 2018

While the governing boards of public universities have long provided political plums that governors and senior legislators love to hand out, most state residents probably don’t know the oversight boards exist until there's a problem.

  • Nov 2, 2018

In general, college admission is not really about the applicant. It’s about the institution, its mission and its priorities.

  • Oct 26, 2018

The traditional view about the life span of higher education is slowly beginning to change. One reason is that college graduates are realizing that the one-and-done approach to education after high school is no longer suitable for a workplace in which the skills to keep up in any job are churning at a faster rate.

  • Oct 12, 2018

It’s almost impossible to drive down the interstate, walk through an airport, or surf the web without seeing ads for an MBA degree. There’s good reason: At many colleges and universities, the traditional graduate business degree has fallen on hard times.

  • Oct 7, 2018

The immediate impact of the Great Recession eventually faded on college campuses, but the scars of the financial crisis remain with higher education in three significant ways.

  • Sep 21, 2018

A fundamental transformation is underway in how we access education throughout our lives. In many ways, this behavior in education mimics that of the broader economy where consumers are increasingly seeking alternatives to legacy businesses.

  • Sep 19, 2018

As we enter the third decade of the new millennium, rather than use higher education as a balance wheel in the state budget, lawmakers working with college officials need to develop a new model of public higher education.

  • Sep 8, 2018

A poll found that two-thirds of 14- to 23-year-old students want a degree to provide financial security. Colleges have been slow to react to this shift in the mind-set.

  • Sep 1, 2018

Three tips to make your first year of college more successful.

  • Aug 17, 2018
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