College tuition benchmark posts big drop in August

Dive Brief: The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for college tuition and fees saw a significant decline from July to August, according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics data released Friday.  The CPI for the category slid by a seasonally adjusted 0.7%, the biggest drop since 1978, according to Bloomberg. Year-over-year, the index for tuition was […]

Here’s what changed in this year’s U.S. News college rankings

Dive Brief:  The schools topping U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings stayed largely the same this year, despite changes to how the publication assesses colleges. U.S. News increased the weight of student outcome measures — which include data on...

Inside a private university’s decision to create a 2-year college

Drake University, in Iowa, is wading into new territory. The private institution announced last week that it plans to create a new college that offers two-year degrees.  The John Dee Bright College — named after a Drake alum who played in the Canadian Football League...

What’s Next: How will the pandemic change college football?

Editor’s note: In this column, we’re looking ahead at how the coronavirus pandemic could affect higher ed in the long term. Have an idea or question you’d like us to look into? Let us know. Read more of our coverage of how the coronavirus is...

What does it take for nudging to impact college students’ success?

Tim Renick is the senior vice president for student success at Georgia State University. Lindsay Page is an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education. The “summer of COVID-19” has posed unprecedented — and rapidly evolving...