Public Colleges: a Special Report
A tale of erosion, seen through six people in the trenches.
How higher education got to a tipping point.
Politics are thwarting colleges' role in upward mobility.
- Interactive: 25 Years of Declining State Support for Public Colleges
- Chronicle Chat: Experts Discuss the Neglect of Public Colleges
Obama's Budget Proposal
The president seeks funds to reward states and colleges, raise the maximum Pell Grant, and expand an income-based student-loan repayment option.
- Spending on Science, Already Down, Would Remain Tight
- Plan Would Cap Charitable Deduction for Top Earners
- Humanities and Arts Endowments Would See Level Funds
Less money means less science, as shown by a Chronicle survey of more than 10,000 researchers.
In the News
The president unveiled a "Fafsa Completion Initiative" on Friday as part of the administration’s drive to get more young people to go to college.
Recent controversies over faculty speech have led the storied institution’s leaders to make a formal change.
- Stanford’s New Joint Major Recognizes Computers’ Growing Reach
- Advocates of For-Profit Higher Education Make Their Case to Lawmakers
- U. of Tennessee at Martin Encourages Helicopter Parents to Hover
- Plans for New SAT Spark Mixed Reviews
- Cost and Financial Aid Increasingly Influence Students’ Choice of College
- Northwestern U. Gets Renewed Grilling Over Unauthorized Tests on Patients