Maybe it’s the late nights, the lack of sleep, or the tendency to abuse substances at traditional colleges and universities. Or you could write it off to students who clearly have too much time on their hands for their own. Or it could be, as many students and faculty believe, that the spirits of the… Read More


Yep, it is that time again. Time for the U.S. News and World Report to release this year’s list of the best colleges and universities, based on such factors as retention and graduation rates. In a non-surprising moves, they scored Princeton and Harvard in the top two and Yale in its perennial number-three spot. But… Read More


Why is tuition rising so briskly at U.S. colleges and universities? It is rising faster than the rate of inflation, so we cannot blame that. So what is driving the tuition rate increase that’s taken hold of higher education since the early 2000’s? You might call it simple economics. Unlimited wants, limited resources. Colleges living beyond… Read More


While most online colleges have even numbers of men and women, some tend to attract more of one or the other. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) schools tend to attract disproportionate numbers of males. Nursing degree schools, on the other hand, tend to attract much higher numbers of women. Our newest infographic illustrates the… Read More


Sometimes the colleges and universities of the public imagination are huge places where tens of thousands of student flock to earn their degrees amongst the crowd, lost in thousand-seat lecture halls. But the numbers say that very few institutions of higher learning have more than 7,500 students enrolled at any given time. The fact of… Read More


If you want to get away from home for your college experience and experience the sweet taste of complete freedom, you might want to try one unorthodox move: ace the ACT. Cue the crickets. And the head-scratching. No, it doesn’t make sense, unless you know about a new study published by ACT (yes, the test… Read More


For anyone thinking about getting a traditional or online degree, student loans have never been a bigger topic.  Just for the record, student loans had already nearly double since 2007 and were greater than credit card or auto loan debt before this happened. Now, with the U.S. Congress failing to take action to prevent interest rates… Read More