Higher Education

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The U.S. Cities Where College Grads Are Most Segregated From Everyone Else

The highly educated tend to live apart in college towns like State College, Pennsylvania, and big cities like Birmingham and Houston.

Sommer Mathis

The Next Destination for Liberal-Arts Education Is ... Arizona?

The mayor of Mesa lured five liberal-arts colleges to town as part of a creative strategy to boost local economic activity and to keep smart students in the region.

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The Danger of Telling Poor Kids That College Is the Key to Social Mobility

Higher education should be promoted as an opportunity to experience an intellectual awakening.

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Why Fewer Students in College Is Good for the Economy

There were nearly half a million fewer people enrolled in higher education in 2012, and that's a good sign.

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Casinos, Corporate Sponsorship, and Tuition Hikes: How Madrid Is Trying to Beat the Recession

An unlikely mix of state pruning and raw commercialism is taking hold in Spain's capital.

Reuters

Online Classes Won't Fix America's Unequal Education System

The answer to underfunded primary and secondary education should not be a VC-funded bet foisted upon a disadvantaged population.

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America's Brainiest Cities

Tracking metros by a new measure of "brain performance."

What Cornell's Roosevelt Island Campus Might Look Like

Cornell has chosen six firms to submit designs for its new campus. Here's a look at university projects they've worked on in the past.

Graphic of the Day: The Next Bubble?

Higher education could be set to explode like the housing market.

Mark Byrnes

Targeting an Achievement Gap in One of the Country's Most Educated Metros

King County, Wash., takes aim at cultivating local talent for its growing economy

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The Extraordinary Value of Great Universities

There are few better drivers of economic competitiveness