Whoda thunk? An AI project brings together an unlikely alliance

Big Tech, academia, and the federal government could collaborate on AI efforts.

Caroline Dohack • July 1, 2020

MOOCs are getting the last laugh

2012’s higher-ed disruptor is back, baby.

Michael Waters • May 27, 2020

Forget DIY crafts. Rural Colorado is trying out DIY broadband

Project Thor wants to smash the digital divide to smithereens.

Michael Waters • April 21, 2020

A tutoring service gives away its tech to campus centers closed by the pandemic

Our small business of the week, Knack, is letting campuses try out its platform for free, and user engagement is on the rise.

Nick DeSantis • April 7, 2020

Last semester, colleges got an A+ in student surveillance

Colleges and universities across the country use sophisticated surveillance systems to track their students’ locations.

Conor Grant • December 27, 2019

At some colleges, ‘senior year’ has new meaning

With freshman enrollment down, some universities see incentive in catering to retirees. On-campus senior living facilities are way swankier than any frat house you've been in.

Caroline Dohack • December 23, 2019

Newly released tuition and salary data reveals just how much (or how little) your top-dollar education is worth

Colleges are for the first time disclosing student starting salaries vs. debt, by program and degree. You could make six figures with a biz degree from Bismarck State College -- way more than some elite schools.

Emily Kelley • November 25, 2019

Lambda raises $30m to ‘invest’ in students… in exchange for some of their income

Lambda, an ed-tech startup that offers tuition-free courses for a slice of students’ future incomes, raised $30m.

Conor Grant • January 9, 2019

The ol’ college try: Cheddar buys Rate My Professors, doubling down on students

Video streaming company Cheddar bought Rate My Professors to make extra sure that college students know it exists.

Conor Grant • October 26, 2018

It’s still uncool to stay in school: Applications to MBA programs fell 7% this year

MBA applications in the US fell 7% in 2018, marking declines in the once flooded application process for a fourth consecutive year.

Wes Schlagenhauf • October 2, 2018

As tuition rises, college kids are buying insurance in case they have to drop out

As the cost of college increases, more and more students are insuring their tuition in case something gets in the way.

Conor Grant • August 21, 2018

New Study: Ivy League Grads Earn Less Than Less Prestigious Colleges

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Sam Parr • October 7, 2015

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