Tag Archives: higher education

Colleges and Universities Rely Heavily on Contingent Faculty

It’s American Education Week and we’re reflecting on the changing employment landscape in colleges and universities. Not so long ago, for many, a faculty career in higher education came with expectations of steady income and almost unparalleled job security. While … Continue reading

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Federal Funding for Women in STEM

The federal government gives nearly $25 billion a year to universities to conduct cutting-edge research in science, technology, engineering, and math—commonly called STEM—fields. But studies show that women are still largely underrepresented in these fields. Given the underrepresentation, are the … Continue reading

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Know before You Go: Weighing the Costs of College

Ah, springtime—when high school seniors’ thoughts turn to checking their real and virtual mailboxes for news from colleges and universities. But the college selection journey doesn’t end with an offer of admission. Prospective students and their families must also consider … Continue reading

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Podcast on State Funding for Higher Education and College Affordability

As higher education costs rise, state support can help make public colleges more affordable. However, budget constraints and other factors have led to reduced state funding for higher education in recent years. Hear our podcast with Melissa Emrey-Arras, a director in … Continue reading

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Considering College Costs Beyond Tuition

If you’re heading to college this fall, you may be focused on the major costs—tuition and fees, possibly room and board. We have examined some of the other costs of college, such as textbooks and college debit cards, that can … Continue reading

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ASKGAOLive: Recruitment of Student Veterans

Veterans face many challenges as they consider and enroll in colleges and universities. Join us for a live chat about GAO’s work on student veterans’ issues this Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 2:00 pm ET. You can send us your … Continue reading

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Is College Part of Your Life Plan? Make Sure it’s Part of Your Tax Plan, Too

You probably already know that federal grants and loans can play an important role in making higher education more affordable. What you may not know is that the tax code also helps many people pay for college by encouraging savings, … Continue reading

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