How pandemic-shuttered campuses can reopen

May 27, 2020
The Shanghai campus of New York University has resumed classes, but the environment and learning process are different.
A student at NYU's Shanghai campus sits alone in the library. Fewer seats are available, reflecting the school's effort to maintain social distancing.
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Which colleges say they'll reopen in the fall? And which ones are keeping classes online?

Location is a big factor. And closing down this semester cost universities billions.
Notre Dame University said it will be resuming in-person classes this fall.
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Chegg CEO: In the short term, COVID-19 will be "devastating" for higher ed

May 19, 2020
Dan Rosensweig, CEO of educational tech company Chegg, predicts COVID-19 will dramatically change higher education as we know it.
The campus of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., is seen nearly empty as classes were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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How a college degree can change your relationship with your family

Sep 24, 2019
Heather Cantua Phillips owns more than both her parents combined, and that's put a strain on their relationship.
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Middle-class families are struggling to pay for college

Sep 24, 2019
"Indebted" delves into how the college affordability gap defines middle class life in America.
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States benefit economically from HBCUs, report finds

Jun 25, 2019
Historically black colleges and universities employ local residents, engage with local businesses and churn out high-earning graduates who stay in the area, the report says.
Howard University in Washington, D.C., is a historically black university.
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Here's what's driving increasing college enrollment

Apr 29, 2019
New data from the Labor Department show more high school graduates enrolled in college last year than in 2017. Nearly 69 percent of 2018 high school graduates went to college, compared to 67 percent the year before. College enrollment has…
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These college students will soon discover what living with debt is like

Apr 26, 2019
The average borrower will owe about $30,000 on student loans at graduation, which may delay homebuying or saving for retirement.
Sabrina Hayes, a community college student, is applying for financial aid to transfer to Portland State University. She's a single mother of 5-year-old twins and has borrowed about $50,000 to attend college so far.
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